Short Girl's Guide to Dressing
Posted on 06 March 2016
Dressing for your body type is important to any woman who wants to look her best. As I’ve said before, style is all you because the clothing you choose needs make you feel like your most beautiful self. However, sometimes a girl can struggle with trying to find clothing that makes her feel confident and beautiful. Today’s focus is the short girl. We short girls struggle to find clothes that don’t gobble us up or make us look like Charlie’s going to put out a search to get us back to the factory.
There are tons of tips out there that will work to help you find clothing that doesn’t cut you down, but here are 4 that you can use right now.
Stay with one color:
When you want to give the illusion of length, it is helpful to stay in one color. Why? Because it doesn’t break up your body. If you’re wearing a blue top and and white skirt, you will create a visual line that divides the top from the bottom. If you want to elongate, stay in one color. In that same vein, keep away from busy patterns and horizontal lines. If you want to use pattern, grab some vertical lines because that'll help you look longer.
Heels are an obvious one, I know. You are actually making yourself longer. What you may not know is that you can get more bang for your buck by wearing neutral heels. The nude color will help to extend your length visually. Think about the first tip: you’re not breaking up the visual.
Blazer- When shopping for a blazer, search out hems that sit short. They should land at the waist line. Try to avoid longer jackets because they will make your legs look shorter.
High pant waist: The old mom jean style is a no no! But, many women are rockin’ some serious style with the high waisted pant. If you find a dress pant that sits at the belly button, your legs will gain some serious faux length.
Skirts- A skirt should never land in the calf area if you're trying to look longer. Oh lordy, does this one hurt. You should try to get a length that sits above the knee if possible. Another option is the asymmetrical hem.
As always, the most important thing you can do is find clothing that makes you feel great. These tips might help nurture the process, but if you feel best in what you're wearing, the world will know it.