A FASHION expert has revealed the three styling errors that make petite women look ever shorter and heavier.

With the warm summer months now over and the temperatures dropping, it's time to upgrade our wardrobes and switch to autumn and winter must-haves.

But if you're on the more petite side, keep on reading, as there might be major styling fashion mistakes you're making.

According to one whizz, Chi Li, who posts on YouTube, not only can these add years – and pounds – to your look but also make you appear even shorter.

The expert, 5'2 herself, took it to her social media channel, Petite Dressing, to offer a helping hand to fellow petite fashionistas in a short video.

Capri trousers

The guru started off the list with capri trousers – but whilst these might be a staple for many, it's best to ditch the style.

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''They make you look ten years older and they make your legs look shorter.

''Switch to full-length pants – they look modern and chic, and also much easier to style.''

Shapeless dresses

Although there's no doubt this garment is perfect if you seek comfort, Chi wasn't a big fan of the particular style.

The whizz pointed out that a shapeless dress is not a flattering choice – it adds years to your appearance and a few extra pounds.

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Instead, she recommended in the clip,switch to dresses with a cinched waist.

''No matter how old you are, defining your waist makes you look better instantly!''

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Loud prints

Prints have always been in fashion – but if your wardrobe is full of loud, large prints, it's time to head to the shops and grab new garments.

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''They really look distracting and are very hard to wear as a woman of any age.

''If you really love prints, go with something subtle – subtle prints emphasise you, instead of the clothes.''

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