Like me, you’re short, and that’s great—but sometimes finding the trends and pieces that work for our height can be tricky. While actual growth is out of the question, dressing is made easier by simply 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 tips, which is why we put together our edit of the best clothes for short women looking to embrace their stature. Keep reading to find out which fashion trends to avoid if you’re short, and shop our top picks for petite girls along the way.
Tip #1: Instead of tunic tops, try cropped silhouettes.
A cropped style can help elongate any look and is an easy way to add on-trend dimension to your outfit. Pair it with your favorite high-waisted pants for an easy look that won't seem baggy.
Pair this with your favorite high-waisted jeans for a full look. Plus, it's on sale.
Tip #2: Instead of shirtdresses, try gathered or wrap dresses.
If you're on the petite side, a shirtdress can easily swallow you up and make it look like you're accidentally wearing an oversize style. Try a gathered or wrap dress instead to ensure that your look is falling just right.