We’ve all been there—overawe by a runway trend, but unsure of how to wear the look sans Amazonian stature. Case in point: the bohemian maxi dress for those who lack tallness. Since not everyone is blessed with a leggy, willowy form, voluminous garments can often get overlooked because they feel intimidating, or worse, overwhelming for a petite frame. The reality is, a maxi style can elongate your look and create a slimming effect, but nailing proportion is key. From waist-cinching accessories to a monochromatic color palette, find 3 expertly styled outfits ahead for short girls to embrace lengthy silhouettes, rather than shy away.
A floor-length style with ruching creates a gathered effect that is both slimming and versatile enough to wear with flats (without any added bulk).
Maxilash Volumizing and Curling Mascara
Safety Chain ID Cuff
Private Resort Clutch
Floral Print Chiffon Gown
An empire silhouette creates the illusion of longer legs, especially when paired with sky-high ankle boots for added inches.
The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour
Dolce & Gabbana
Hook Gold-Plated Earring
Summer of Love Maxi Dress
Audrey Tote Deux
Instead of a belt, style a lightweight scarf at the waist to discreetly cinch in a maxi that's a couple of inches too long.
Ombre Twisted Stripes Scarf
Simply Vera Vera Wang
Nail Polish in Mots Bleus
Studded Side-Zip Ankle Booties
Princess Floral Chiffon Maxi Dress
Paul & Joe