Petite girls may not be endowed with the rather elusive gift of height but tall girls can’t have all the fun.
You can totally change the way you appear by knowing what looks best for your frame. Below are seven runway-approved looks that petite girls can cop to snatch some height.
Wear platform heels.
It is the quickest way to get an instant height boost. Every girl should have a go-to pair of heels to wear religiously. Anytime you can add an extra two or three inches to your height, take advantage of it!
Shola™ at Heels to Heal Fashion Show 2017
Rock out with vertical stripes.
Vertical stripes should be your go-to print for three fantastic reasons: They make you look taller and slimmer plus they never go out of trend! No wonder wearing vertical stripes is one of the oldest tricks in the book.
Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2017
Go for a monochrome look.
Use color to enhance the illusion of height. Wearing a monochrome color scheme, where you contrast shades rather than colors, will streamline your look. Remember to keep each silhouette crisp and tailored.
Valentino Spring 2017
Look gorgeous in V-neck dresses.
Because they show off a bit more skin, V-neck dresses elongate your neck and draw attention upward to your face. A plunging neckline turns heads and gets people to look twice. Stay away from round and boat necks as much as you can.
Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2017
Go short with mini-skirts and short shorts.
They go extremely well with platform heels and sandals. Stay chic and classy by making sure your mini-skirts and shorts are not offensively short. You would not like to be charged with public indecency.
Tommy Hilfiger Spring Summer 2017
Elongate your legs with high-waisted trousers.
High-waisted trousers can trick the eye into thinking a petite girl is tall. Avoid calf-length and knee-length styles. Look for one that has the hem of the pants hitting the floor. To make the elevated waist visible, tuck in a tailored blouse or a cropped top.
Kenzo Spring Summer 2017
Stick with small or medium sized bags.
Oversized bags, while versatile and carry all of your stuff, make you appear even shorter. You do not want a gigantic bag to dwarf you. Clutches, cross-body bags, and top handle totes are your best bets since they are more proportional to your frame.
Moschino Spring 2017
One last thing. Keep accessories simple. Unlike taller women, you have less space to work with. Avoid overwhelming your “canvas” with layers of accessories.