It is not criminal to be short and petite, is it? In fact, short girls are cuter and apparently, hot guys prefer them over the lassies with endless legs! However, there are certain problems with dressing up when you are not that tall. You have to pick and choose carefully so as to not overwhelm your small frame. It does not mean that you have to stay away from the fads ruling the style runways, it only means you have to adapt them to suit your frame.
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Take some style inspiration from the Bollywood diva such as Rani Mukherjee, Alia Bhatt, Genelia and Zarine Khan who are short in real life but are ruling the roost like Queen Bee!
Here are some guidelines to help you look taller and smarter than your frame-
1. Tailored Fit
Accentuate your curves and silhouette with sharp fitted clothes. You can layer and wear sweats too but wear structured clothing beneath and stay defined.
You have got to be super careful about the Lehenga you wear! Select the right lehenga for your body type!
2. Avoid Boxy clothing
This is one trend I hardly understand even for regular people. God gave you curves, don’t hide them beneath unshaped clothing, Flaunt them. Some trends are better left to the runway. Boxy, frumpy clothes give horizontal lines illusions and cut your height further.
3. Ditch Super Skinny Jeans
Don’t wear skinnies, they will bunch at the ankles will make you look even shorter. If you want to try them skinny, try jeans that cut off at the ankle rather than gather up in that area. Bootcuts and slightly flared pants are what would flatter you best. Pair them with wedged heels and stand tall like a model.
4. High Waist
High waisted jeans, trousers, skirts, and shorts actually look great on shorter girls. They elongate your legs and make the torso look short. The over all look is very balanced and lean.
5. Avoid Big Prints
Prints are totally trendy but big, bold patterns can obviously overwhelm your small frame. Go for vertical prints, stripes or V shaped patterns. They will elongate and flatter.