12 Things for Short Girls To Look Amazing07.12.2021
You may be shorter or taller than your friend. However, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right trends and pieces for short women. Although actual growth is impossible, dressing can be made simpler by knowing what to avoid. It’s possible that your clothes don’t look right because of your shorter stature.
There are simple fashion tips that will help you dress for your height. These include knowing which silhouettes to buy and how to avoid tricky prints. Continue reading to learn which fashion trends you should avoid if your height is limited, and to see our top picks to fit petite girls.
Tip #1: Try cropped silhouettes instead of tunic tops
Cropped styles can be used to lengthen any look and add an on-trend dimension. For a simple look that doesn’t feel baggy, pair it with your favorite high waisted pants.
- Who What Wear Collection Charlotte Cropped Carigan ($135)
This look is seriously chic when paired with your favorite high-waisted Jeans.
- Eloquii Cutout Shoulder Cropped Suit ($70)
Take a look at this cutout!
Tip #2: Try gathered or wrap dresses instead of shirtdresses
A shirtdress that is too small can make you look smaller. To ensure your look falls just right, you can try a wrap or gathered dress.
- & Other Stories V-Cut Midi Wrap Dress ($119)
This silhouette will never go out-of-fashion
- Free People Helena Long Sleeve Wrap Dress ($128)
This color is simply stunning.
Tip #3: Don’t use bulky layers. Instead, layer with tailored pieces like suiting separates.
A well-tailored, chic pantsuit is a great choice for anyone, but it’s especially good for someone who is petite. For those with shorter legs, a sleek blazer or suit pants is a great option.
- Zara Straight Cut Double Breasted Blazer ($119)
Meet your new work suit.
- Camilla Blazer from Who What Wear ($155)
Get the matching vest to look perfect.
Tip #4: Try vertical stripes instead of horizontal stripes
Horizontal stripes can create a wider illusion than vertical stripes. Vertical stripes, on the other hand, are more elongating so they’re a good choice for girls with shorter legs.
- Mango Stripes Printed Trousers ($60)
The perfect statement pant.
- H&M Oversized shirt ($25)
It’s easy to style, it looks good and it’s cheap – isn’t it perfect?
Tip #5 – Instead of wearing boxy tops, opt for corsets or structured shaping.
Structured tops will show off your figure, and not be swallowed up by bulky pieces.
- Staud Mini Wells Dress ($195)
This rust dress is so striking for fall!
- Miaou Leia Corset ($265)
Miaou is an expert at making a corset.
Tip #6 – Try solid-colored one pieces instead of printed jumpsuits
Solid colors are more flattering than bold prints, which can overwhelm small figures.
- Urban Outfitters Parker Corduroy Jumpsuit ($99)
This will solve all fashion problems.
- Boyish Roman Bootcut Jumpsuit ($188)
What is the right amount of denim?
Tip #7 – Try straight-leg denim instead of loose-fitting jeans
Don’t get too big in denim. Opt for a straight-leg cut that gives the illusion of more volume while still fitting you well.
- Levi’s Straight Jeans, Wedgie ($98)
It’s a closet staple.
- Topshop Raw Hem Crop Straight Leg Jeans ($74)
Because they are so good, we include them in every Nordstrom roundup.
Tip #8 – Minis are better than midi skirts
Midi skirts can make shorter legs look unnaturally short. Instead, opt for a miniskirt.
- H&M Short Skirt ($13)
Wear it with your favorite white crew neck tee.
- Miniskirt in Open Edit Knit ($39)
For the micro mini trend, opt for knit skirts.
Tip #9 – Mini bags are better than large handbags.
A smaller bag for a smaller person. It all comes down to proportions.
- JW Pei Joy Bag ($89)
A small bag that is as adorable as you are.
- Edas Yshaia Mini Bag ($275)
You’d be amazed at how olive green can go with so many things.
Tip #10 – Instead of tea-length gowns, opt for hemlines that reach above the knee.
A shorter hemline gives the appearance of longer legs. If you are looking for a longer look, pairing it with high heels will only enhance that effect.
- Who What Wear Collection Sarah Scoop Neck Mini Dress ($130)
This one is selling quickly.
- Zara Bell Sleeve Shortdress ($50)
This dress will get you compliments from everyone who sees it.
Tip #11 – Try ankle boots instead of mid-calf boots
Your legs could be cut in unusual places by knee-high or mid-calf boots. So your legs don’t get as covered up, you might consider ankle boots.
- Christina Bootie ($139)
These will be your go-to pieces for every season.
- Mango Squared Toe Ankle Boots ($80)
Square-toe is always a good idea.
Tip #12: Try low-cut heels instead of ankle-strap heels.
Flats, mules, and pumps with a low cut vamp are flattering than ankle-strap sandals.
- Zara Pointed Toe Heeled Mules ($50)
Pointed-toe heels look instantly more elegant than round-toe shoes.
- Sam Edelman Hazel Pointed toe Pump ($140)
They come in every color you might need.