Short people have possibly spent part of their lives listening to or reading about the clothes they should not wear because they would look shorter visually.
Over time, many of these tips have become a myth. Since it has been shown that they do not shorten the height in the eyes of others.
In matters of personal image, the aim is to achieve visual harmony. So, what makes a figure stand out must be worn, always taking care that it adapts to the person’s style.
In this article, we will deny all those premises that have been turned around regarding how to dress if you are short. And we will also tell you how to enhance the look and take advantage of your height.
5 myths of dressing for short stature
Say no to long dresses
Possibly, it´s one of the most popular myths and the advice that has been given the most to short women.
It is said that the long dress visually shortens the height, making the figure look shorter. And indeed, the length matters, but the trick is to wear it in the right measure. For this reason, care must be taken that the length is no longer than the ankles or drags. Since in this way, the body would be seen smaller, apart from being disproportionate. So, the appropriate measure is that the length reaches up to above the ankles, and problem solved.
Always wear high heels
Certainly, heels and high shoes generally increase a few centimeters in height. But if it is not in you to wear heels daily, you can opt for options that will also help you stylize your figure.
We begin by telling you that you can wear striped sole shoes (which provide more comfort) of the same color as your skin and thus visually lengthen your height. Another way is to use vertical striped pants that produce the same effect because it is ideal for wearing with your sandals for more comfort.
Wear tight clothing
This myth comes as a consequence of the refusal imposed to wear loose clothing. Since many take it as a duty to wear only tight clothing.
But in reality, they must be to achieve harmony between garments so you can combine loose garments with tight ones. Like a bodysuit with mom jeans or tight pants with a wide blouse or sweater.
The imagination is the limit to putting together the mixtures that best suit you.
Throw out the high boots
The autumn-winter season is approaching, and with it, the favorites of those months, the high-top boots.
They are the typical footwear for the humid and cold months. And a new myth haunts short women because the idea has been imposed that their use is prohibited. Since it will allegedly make them look shorter.
But there is good news. You can wear this type of boots by combining them with a dress or short skirt that allows you to see part of the skin of the legs and thus achieve a perfect balance. If you still have doubts, just get inspired by the little giantess of Ariana Grande, who, with her 5 feet height, wears them in a spectacular way.
As for skirts, only minis
Midi skirts or a little longer at calf level are also acceptable. And if you are a lover of long skirts, go to the first point and wear them above the heels.
Now, if miniskirts are your thing, wear them equally with style. The point is that you know that there are more options than just this one.
Tips when dressing if you are short
If your height is a maximum of 5.2 feet, then keep reading since you´re in the category of short stature. And these tips will help you dress and look good.
Colors and patterns
A monochrome look is an excellent option for dressing in color because the same color and tone are used both on top and bottom. Visually, no cut is unfavorable to your small figure, making you look more stylized and slimmer.
You should accept prints, but make sure that the print size is not larger than the fist of your hand. So, you should lean towards the figures, whether they´re small or vertical stripes responsible for visually lengthening the figure.
Lengths and Cuts
High-waisted clothing items are ideal for elongating the silhouette. Such as the empire cut, which is responsible for defining the waist below the bust. And is ideal for lengthening the figure, drawing attention to the upper body, and slimming the torso.
Skirts and dresses are best-worn mid-leg, above the knees, minis, or if you like them longer, above the ankles. But not covering them because, in this case, it would cause a visual shortening.
Now, in the case of pants, here it is applied that the length reaches below the ankles to achieve the opposite effect of looking shorter, avoiding Capri or fisherman-style pants as much as possible.
And for jackets, he prefers those that reach the waist or hips. And in sweaters, it can be a ¾ but fitted.
Steer clear of wearing high-top, strappy, ankle-length shoes, as it will only make you look smaller.
One way to lengthen the legs is to use the same color in shoes, tights, and skirts, creating a monochromatic look and helping us look slimmer.
About necklines, the V cut is perfect for short statures, as they make the torso area look longer and the figure stylized.
So, you can wear a blouse or shirt with this cut but fitted inside the pants. And if this is a high cut, much better.
At this point, we have several recommendations. Since this aspect is broad, so, as for bags or purses, be inclined to choose medium-sized ones with long handles rather than short and wide ones.
Now, as for the belts, prefer the fine or thin ones. Avoiding at all costs the thick ones that will shorten your figure by dividing your body in half.
Regarding earrings, do not use round or maxi size rings. Also, watches with wide spheres, if you like necklaces, select the longest ones that have fallen on you and not chains attached to the neck, as well as thin bracelets and various together.
If you like scarves, use thin and long models, avoid thick scarves, and completely cover the neck in cold weather. What to wear is not a headache, nor does your height limit your tastes and style. Just take care of the details and feel great wearing all kinds of clothes properly.