You’re short, and that’s great—but maybe you don’t want to accentuate it. While actual growth is out of the question, you can change the way you appear by knowing what not to wear. If you're wondering if your clothes don't look right because you’re on the shorter side, it’s entirely possible that you’re just wearing the wrong trends.
From avoiding a particularly tricky print to knowing the right silhouettes to stock up on, dressing for your height comes down to a simple set of fashion guidelines. Here’s to the short girls looking to embrace and accept their stature.
Keep reading to find out which fashion trends to avoid if you’re short, and shop our top picks for petite girls at the end.
The patent cap toe looks so sleek.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.
Vertical stripes are instantly slimming.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
You're lucky the corset trend is still going strong because it always flatters your shape.
Available in sizes XS to L.
The perfect wear-anywhere skirt.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.
Because let's be honest, who doesn't love a good wrap dress?
Available in sizes XXS to XL.
Phillip Lim can do no wrong in our book.
Available in sizes 00 to 12.
All about the contrast top stitching on this jumpsuit.
Available in sizes IT38 to IT44.
Mark our words: Straight-leg jeans are about to overtake skinny jeans as the denim of the year.
Available in size 30.
The coolest jacket we've seen in a while.
Available in sizes 36 to 40.
Meet your new work pants.
Available in sizes 0 to 14.
Pointed-toe heels are instantly sleeker than round-toe shoes.
Available in sizes EU35 to EU41.
A petite bag as cute you are.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.