The Best Spring Trends for Short Girls, According to a Short Girl

In a world of oversize, maxi, and layered fashion trends galore, it can be tricky to find what works for someone with a petite frame. I consider myself a bit of an expert at dealing with the woes that come with being 5'2", like having to hem clothing items and the dismay when a product comes in the mail and looks nothing like it did on the 5'9" model. But aside from that, it can be pretty simple, I promise. If you don't find it as easy, no need to fret because that's where I come into play.

Today's discussion of petite fashion? Spring trends. Here at Who What Wear we've covered a lot of what's new in fashion, but I decided to make a list of trends that seem like they'd be most flattering on those with shorter heights. If you're also in the market to upgrade your wardrobe for the new season but are debating what trends are worth it, then keep scrolling.

Corset Sillhouette

I'm sure you've already seen us mention corsets quite a bit on this site, but the hype is real. Whether it's an actual corset or the silhouette of the cinched waist, I'm 100% down with it.

Cropped Cardigans

This is a fall trend that I'm glad is trickling into spring weather with more lightweight versions. I love a good cocoon cardigan, but I've always felt like cropped versions have just been overall looked more flattering on me. 

Chunky Loafers

As much as I've tried, I can't get behind flat loafers (or flat shoes, in general, as a slight heel is needed for me). I recently purchased a chunky pair and they not only look more fashion-forward but also give the height I want.


Like I said before, any additional height is necessary. I'm beyond happy the '90s platforms are back in style so I can channel my inner Lizzie McGuire.


Not only do pleats look luxe while also providing comfort, the vertical lines of the design just end up making you look taller than you actually are.

Relaxed Jeans

I originally thought this trend wouldn't work for me, but after trying more relaxed versions of jeans instead of the baggier versions, I think I've found my new favorite style of denim.

Mini Skirts

Instead of midi skirts, try miniskirts, as some of them have the perfect cut to lengthen your legs. They were spotted all over the runways for this season, so it's definitely a trend to try out if you're comfortable.

Next: 10 Trends We Called Months Ago That Are Now a Really Big Deal


Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.