Anyone who is considered to be petite knows there can be a number of fashion-related problems. It’s difficult to find clothes that both fit and flatter your smaller frame. Who hasn’t experienced trying on the “short” jeans only to find they are too long. Or trying on a shirt that is much too long to be a shirt, but way too short to be worn as a dress. So what’s a short girl to do?
There are a few tricks to help make sure you look your best and feel like a million bucks!
6 Fall Fashion Tips For the Short Girl:
1. Don’t ignore the kids section.
Seriously, sizing doesn’t always follow the sizing rules. So it only makes sense to check out the larger children’s sizes, just in case. BONUS: They usually cost less AND this works for shoes.
2. Use layers wisely.
Blanket scarves are super hot right now. Make sure you choose a smaller one so it doesn’t overpower your frame.
Don’t wear too many layers or it could look like your outfit is wearing you! Keep it light.
3. Use maxi dresses to your advantage.
You will probably have to have them hemmed, but a sleek maxi can help make you appear longer and leaner than you really are. Being slightly fitted is key. If the dress is too flowy is will just add bulk to your tiny frame.
4. Monochrome is your best bet.
Why do you think the 5′ 1″ Mary-Kate and Ashley have mastered this look? Wearing a single color head-to-toe gives the illusion of height. When you wear too many different colors, it breaks up your silhouette and visually chops your body in half.
5. Shoes are important.
Every short girl knows heels are her best friend when it comes to boots and shoes. But if a heel just isn’t the cards for the day (or night) choose a flat with a pointed toe to lengthen your legs.
Also, avoid shoes with ankle straps. They can your legs appear bulkier than they are.
6. Find a tailor.
Like we said earlier, finding clothes that both flatter and fit can sometimes be difficult. But if you have a tailor who can hem your jeans, take in that jacket you love or even alter the length of a shirt, you need to keep their number on speed dial!
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