Fashion tips for short gals

Style Tips for Short Gals

Our friends at Fashion Weekly have confessed they are vertically challenged. With the fashion industry being known for its amazingly tall models, they feel rather short at events. They’re not the only ones who feel this way. So, they’ve compiled their top tips to help all short gals embrace their stature and subtly elongate their figures. The Amazonians from Femeconomy have curated a Femeconomy approved selection for all our pocket rockets based on Fashion Weekly’s style tips.

Belts are your new best friend

How often have you felt your body drowns in a shapeless maxi dress? Through accessorising your outfits with a belt you not only bring attention to the smallest area of your body, but the high waist gives the allusion of longer legs. Who doesn’t want that! We’ve chosen Femeconomy approved Salvatore Ferragamo’s high waist belt in laser cut calfskin featuring a metal plate buckle and Witchery’s Toni Plate Belt.

Salvatore Ferragamo belt

Salvatore Ferragamo’s high waist belt

Witchery Toni Plate Belt

Witchery’s Toni Plate Belt

Embrace the 70s trend with high waists

Through sporting high waisted skirts, shorts and jeans, it gives the allusion of a longer body and a higher waist. Wear with a stylish crop top, or sport the half-tuck trend for an instantly casual-chic look. We’ve featured BNKR’s C/MEO Collective Enfold Pant and Alice McCall’s Don’t Stay So Close Black Pants.

BNKR's CMEO Collective Enfold Pant

BNKR’s CMEO Collective Enfold Pant

Alice McCall's Don't Stay So Close Black Pant

Alice McCall’s Don’t Stay So Close Black Pant

Play up proportions

Midi skirts tend to be a constant no-no that many short women avoid. However, the art of pulling off a midi skirt all lies with the top you pair it with. Wear a V-neck tee or fitted top to elongate the top half of your body, allowing your body to look proportioned when wearing a longer skirt. Check out City Chic’s Lace Tee Top or the Diane Von Furstenberg Ruffle Sleeve Bodysuit.

City Chic's Lace Tee Top

City Chic’s Lace Tee Top

Diane Von Furstenberg Ruffle Sleeve Bodysuit

Diane Von Furstenberg Ruffle Sleeve Bodysuit

Embrace your heels

One of the simplest tips for short girls to achieve some height is through wearing a pair of gorgeous, killer heals! A tip to give you the allusion of maximum height is through wearing a pair of chic nude heels to make your legs appear longer. For WOW factor, we’re loving this range of Fendi Boots or Vivienne Westwood’s Lady Dragon XIII in Pink.

Fendi Nude Shoes

Fendi Nude Shoes

Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon XIII Pink

Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon XIII Pink

Single colour head to toe

Through wearing a single block colour, the body is visually elongated and there is no variation in colour or pattern to highlight other areas of your figure. This theory seems to work well for Ezibuy’s Next Maternity Knot Maxi Dress or for Feathers Night Owl Dress.

Ezibuy's Next Maternity Knot Maxi Dress

Ezibuy’s Next Maternity Knot Maxi Dress

Feathers Night Owl Dress

Feathers Night Owl Dress

Opt for shorter hemlines that your taller friends can’t wear

One of the best things about having a small stature is that you hardly ever have to worry about a hemline being too short. By embracing a short hemline, especially a 60s inspired shift dress or an A-line skirt, your legs appear much longer than they actually are. Etsy has a range of vintage 60s shift dresses. If you are after an A-line mini skirt, Sportsgirl’s Pu-A LineMini Skirt is an option.

Etsy vintage shift dress example

Etsy vintage shift dress example

Sportsgirl Pu-A Line Mini Skirt

Sportsgirl Pu-A Line Mini Skirt

Micro bags

Have you ever felt like that Mary Poppins would be envious of your enormous hand bag? Avoid the oversized bag trends and embrace a micro satchel. The size won’t overwhelm your frame. For inspiration check out Bottega Veneta’s City Knot Bag or Bulgari’s Serpenti Forever.

Bottega Veneta City Knot Bag

Bottega Veneta’s City Knot Bag

Bulgari's Serpenti Forever

Bulgari’s Serpenti Forever

Pointed toe flat

Do you want to easily elongate your legs and want to avoid heels at all costs? Wearing a pair of pointed toe flats will elongate your legs, and will spare you any unnecessary discomfort. Why not craft your own pointed toe flat at Shoes of Prey?

Shoes of Prey Classic Black

Shoes of Prey Classic Black

Shoes of Prey Leopard Pointed Toe Flat

Shoes of Prey Leopard Pointed Toe Flat

Jessica Lunan is the FasFashion Editor Fashion Weekly Jessica Lunanhion Editor at Fashion Weekly.

Fashion Weekly is an online destination that delivers the latest industry news, style advice, beauty tips and lifestyle scoop to the fashion obsessed. What Jessica loves about fashion is that it’s an instant language that celebrates everyone’s individuality. When she isn’t obsessing over the latest season drops and celebrity goss, you’ll find Jessica exploring the latest dining destinations, drinking copious amounts of coffee with friends or indulging in reality TV.

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