If you’re 5’4″ or under, you’ve likely discovered some serious advantages in life, like being able to sit comfortably in a car full of people or having an amazing selection of shoe options on the sale rack. However, a tiny frame presents a daily challenge when it comes to piecing together outfits that don’t overwhelm your small stature. We’re sharing seven styling hacks that celebrate your pint-sized proportions.
Short Girl Hacks
Stripped Peplum Top
Opt For A V-Neck Top
A neckline that points triangularly downward helps to elongate your torso. Wear it with a long lariat necklace to pronounce the illusion.
Mika Lariat Necklace
Embrace Micro Hemlines
Petite women can wear short skirts and frocks without it looking inappropriate—something many taller women struggle with. Take advantage of the fact that you can pull them off and make your legs look longer by donning a short hemline. Tip: Wrap options or ones with slits are especially great at visually elongating the body.
Eyelet Wrap Mini Skirt
Wide-Leg Crop Pants
Become BFFs With High-Waisted Bottoms
Whether you opt for jeans, skirts or trousers, high-waisted bottoms paired with a slim-fitting top enhance the illusion of height and cinch your waist, giving you a refined silhouette.
Patent-Leather Point-Toe Flats
Elongate Your Legs With Pointed-Toe Shoes
You don't need to refrain from flat shoes for the sake of your height. Select a pointed-toe variation, which visually stretches your legs and feet outward, compared to a rounded-toe option that can make you look stumpy.
Skinny High Ankle Jeans
Show Off Your Ankles
A pair of blatantly too-long jeans is not a flattering look. Instead of letting them pool at the bottom, cuff them to reveal your ankles or opt for a cropped version.
Try A Monochrome Outfit
Eshew color-blocking in favor of a head-to-toe, monochromatic ensemble. The lack of visual breaks helps strengthen the illusion of height.
Seawind Cropped Linen Pants
Seawind Cropped Linen Top
Eva Suede Sandal
Nude Heels Are Optimal
There's no doubt that heels are essential in a short girl's wardrobe—make sure to add a reliable nude option, similar to the color of your skin. They subtly blend in with your legs so you appear leaner and longer with height.