The Short Girl’s 5-Point Cheat Sheet To Looking Tall
At the Hauterfly HQ, we don’t really care what size you are: We believe all girls should embrace their bodies and own their looks like the badass babes they are. However, even the baddest of us girls needs just a little help every now and then to enhance what we inherited from our mothers. If you’re among those who thinks her petite height is a drawback, there are some essential fashion tips to help in that department. Here’s our 5-point styling guide to help you look taller.
1. Try pointed-toe heels or wedges
No rocket science here: a pair of chic heels are must-haves in every girl’s wardrobe even though they’re a pain to walk around in. But a pointed-toe pair (as opposed to open-toe ones) are best for short girls as they lengthen your leg line. The same applies to pointed-toe flats. A pair of wedges too will give you the illusion of height and also be comfortable enough to walk around in all day!
2. Invest in V-neck garments
V-neck dresses, shirts and tees, are a petite girl’s best friend. Why? Garments with deep v-necks help to give the illusion of a leaner, lengthier torso, so be sure to look out for those during your next shopping spree.
1. River Island Graphic Print Dress (Rs 2,656 approx)
2. Mango V-Neck Dress (Rs 3,490)
3. Zara Long Sleeve Top (Rs 2,990)
3. High-waist bottoms are the bomb
What’s the one outfit that can make you look taller instantly? Three words: high-waist bottoms. Be it a pair of trousers or a midi skirt, any garment that starts higher than your natural waistline is a great idea for short girls as it gives the illusion of an elongated lower body. Don’t forget about showing the high waist though: style it with a crop top or a tucked-in shirt.
1. SR Store High-Waist Skirt (Rs 2,800)
2. New Look Red Floral High-Waisted Shorts (Rs 1,001)
3. Forever New Embroidered Shorts (Rs 1,015)
4. Choose flared jeans
One pair of bottoms that can really add height to your look is a pair of flared jeans. Here’s what you should keep in mind: opt for a pair that has a tight-fitted upper cut and flares from the calf. Don’t forget that the best styling tip for a pair of flared jeans is wedges or heels.
1. Zara Soft Touch Boot-Cut Jeans (Rs 2,990)
2. New Look Parisian Blue Flared Jeans (Rs 1,878)
3. Mango Flared Jeans (Rs 4,590)
5. Wear a single colour from head-to-toe
Opt for one colour and work your from head-to-toe. The single tone helps to create a vertical line, giving the illusion of height to a short frame. While black is usually every girl’s no-fail strategy, this logic also applies to bright colours, which are all the rage right now. Accentuate your look with a statement piece and you’re golden!