Between too-long pants hems, and jackets that make you look like you’re a kid playing dress up, being petite can certainly present some challenges on the fashion front. Here are eight style tips that can take your style game to new heights.
If you’re 5’4 or under, you’re probably familiar with the perils of finding the right clothes. The key is finding pieces that add length to your body.
Avoid dresses that are boxy or have too much excess fabric. Create a flattering silhouette (using the rule of thirds, so you don’t split your body in half).
Dresses will look great on many short women, as they automatically created the much desired 2/3 – 1/3 look. If you opt for a silhouette with a tapered in waist, this will make you look even taller.
Examine the armholes of any sleeveless shirt. Try them on first with the bra you plan to wear with it. Avoid buying shirts or dresses with large-gapped armholes.
Getting clothes with the right size and proportion is even more important for short women. Ill-fitting clothes will add extra bulk.
Stick to outfits with few color variations. You would look perfect in simple dresses with little color accents here and there.