Yes, being a short girl is cute but just like everything else in life, it has its own set of pros and cons. We are here to focus on the cons and make them as less of a disadvantage as possible. Normal things like shopping can be a really huge problem for a petite girl. If you are one, you probably have to think about alteration, high-waist and crop tops a lot more than usual. We are here to not only offer you some style tips but also help you identify why certain things don’t look as flattering on you. These tips will help you save several trips to the trial room by solving your problems for you!
THE RIGHT FIT
This includes everything that a wardrobe may contain. As inconvenient as altering can be, it is a one stop solution for all things petite. For things like denims, focus on the fit of the upper-half and rely on your tailor for the easier to fix bottom half. You may already know by now, that high-waist everything will flatter your body. It’s very easy for a petite body to get lost in clothing, which is why you should stay away from an oversized-on-oversized silhouette. Balance your oversized pieces with skinny fits. Skip boyfriend jeans for straight fit or mom jeans. Shorter bottoms and open-neckline tops are something you can pick with blind faith. Break the myths and wear maxi dresses and jumpsuits. However, keep the above points in mind while picking these pieces, i.e. open necklines, spaghetti straps, slits, etc. Another tip is to wear monotones for a taller appeal.
THE RIGHT HAIR
Hairstyles are something, most of us neglect while styling ourselves. However, they play a huge role in making or breaking your look. Like clothes, you cannot let long hair drown your body. Extremely long hair on a petite body leads to a lot of chaos. On one hand, your hair will draw the eye downwards; on the other hand, your clothes should be drawing the eyes upwards. Shorter hair will automatically balance out your height. Have you ever noticed how collared shirts look unflattering around the shoulder area? This happens because your hair looks even more bulky with the collars underneath. Remember to tie your hair up in a cute pony tail every time you wear collar-shirts and your problem is solved.
THE RIGHT SHOES
Choosing the right shoes can be tricky, especially when you have so many things to consider. We are not here to ask you to stick to heels, simply because it is unfair. Off course heels will elongate your body, but they are not always the most comfortable option. You can try smaller block heels or platform flats for comfort. Sneakers with platforms are another example of the same. Flats with an open ankle i.e. no straps covering the ankle, will work wonders for you. Stay away from chunky heels, unless you are wearing something skinny to balance it out with.