Clothes just weren’t made with short people in mind, and so sometimes shopping can be kind of soul-crushing.
It’s almost impossible for us short women to find an item of clothing that fits perfectly. Tops are either too baggy for my frame or feature sleeves that are way too long for my arms. Finding a pair of pants that don’t need to be hemmed is like finding a unicorn. Dresses are almost always an awkward length. Maxi skirts might as well be maxi dresses. The list goes on.
Luckily, there are things you can do as a short girl that makes getting dressed and/or going shopping a little bit easier. Putting together this list of tricks for short girls was super helpful for me, and I hope it is for you too! One note, though: some of these charts include fashion rules I don’t really agree with because I think short girls can manage to make any item of clothing work for them. Also, trying to look taller is fine if that’s what you want, but it’s fine if you feel like you have to. On that note, here are 13 Fashion Tips and Tricks Every Short Girl Must know:
1. Here’s how to tell if you should be wearing petite sizes: