Dubai-based fashion influencer and L’atelier founder, Zahra Raza is an amalgamation of stylist, digital influencer and trend setter. She talks about how she styles her petite frame, her favourite clothing items and the silhouettes she avoids
Understanding your body is the key to looking good and a trait found amongst all impeccably dressed fashionistas. While people shy away from talking about their bodies, these brave souls explain how they work their anatomies to their advantage
How would you describe your body type?
Petite; I am a tiny person, who is 5’2” with a small frame.
Has your body type changed over the last five years?
My body hasn’t changed much, but I have to work very hard to keep it the way it is. I work out and I make sure I maintain a proper diet and get plenty of sleep.
How do you dress your body according to your body type?
I am well aware of what suits me and what doesn’t look flattering on my body type. I believe that one doesn’t necessarily have to wear everything that is trending.
How has your style changed over the years?
My style has always been pretty chic. I keep adding accessories and separates to my wardrobe to work well with my authentic style.
In your opinion what is the biggest mistake a person can make while dressing up?
Not looking in the mirror. Always look at yourself in the mirror before walking out the door.
Which silhouettes suit your body the most?
I can’t pick one particular silhouette but I really like wearing outfits that accentuate my frame. I do not like wearing body hugging dresses.
What is the one piece of clothing that you would never wear?
Peplums! What was the designer even thinking?
What’s a style every woman should try at least once in her life?
Every woman should experiment with accessories.
If you could raid anyone’s closet, whose would it be?
Blake Lively and Olivia Palermo.
What are the first items you gravitate towards when shopping?
Skirts and jackets for sure!
What item in your closet do you wear the most?
My huge collection of hoodies, they are the most comfortable pieces of clothing I own.