15 Fashion and styling Tips for short or Petite Women

15 Fashion and styling Tips for short or Petite Women

1. Wear ankle length jeans

Jeans is the most used part of every girl. Everyone loves denim bottom wear, but pick one which fits you perfectly. If you are a short woman, then don’t pick the one which makes “churi”. It gives the illusion that the jeans are bigger for your legs and you look short. Get ankle length bottom and in case you can find, then do alteration and make it.


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Slim fit jeans from Pepe jeans

2. Searching for a strip, then go for vertical instead of horizontal

The strip is everyone’s favorite and why not!! It gives the look that you want and works perfectly from the office to the party. Although both vertical and horizontal stripes look good, for short girls vertical is perfect as it gives the illusion of tall and visualize your body horizontally. Not only tall but it also helps you to look slim

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Strip shirt from Amazon

3. Go for a bodycon dress

The bodycon dress is perfect for every girl, but for petite women, it’s something special. A bodycon dress with red lipstick and heels, you are ready to go to any party and believe me you can look hottest and cutest at the same time. The bodycon dress will show your body perfectly making the illusion that you are tall and slim. You can choose any bodycon dress but make sure that it fits you well and length, just above your knee.

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Black bodycon party dress from UCB

4. Get a maxi dress with slit

Maxi dress always helps to look taller than you are, but a slit gives extra touch for your look. Side slit flaunts your leg. Carry with high heels, light makeup, a nice bag and sexy hairstyle and like with a bodycon dress, you are ready to rock your evening look.

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One-shoulder maxi dress with side slit from miss chase

5. Avoid knee-length boots, go for ankle length

If you are a short girl and wearing knee-length boots, it’s going to cover almost the whole leg and trust me would not look good. You can wear a mini skirt or thigh-length dress. But, I am suggesting for normal everyday dress. Go with ankle-length boots. it will leave all your leg to flaunt.

6. Fit and Flare Fits you Perfect

Fit and flare dress is a perfect casual sunny day dress for any type of girl. If you are short then pick a dress with a perfect fit top and flare bottom. If you are taking the loose or baggy top-dress, it’s going to make you look short and your body will look squeezed. So go for a perfect fit and flare dress. It will flaunt your upper body and also legs( if you choose a short dress) that will make you look tall.

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Mini fit and flare dress from faballay

7.The skirt above the knee and maxi skirt with slit

Picking up a perfect shirt is very tricky. While buying, make sure that you don’t look like a kid. The mini and asymmetric skirt is perfect for a short girl and wants to go for maxi, then like maxi dress pick skirt with side slit.

Before picking a skirt, decide how you want to look.

* If you want to look cute, then go for printed, strip or check mini flare skirt

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Mini printed skirt from Vero Moda

Style this skirt with fit plane top with nice shoes.

*You can choose fit skirt with an oversize t-shirt and boots.

*Looking for some party look skirt, then asymmetric is the perfect pick.

8. Wear full on the same color

The same color combination does not divide your body into parts and results in making you look tall. Like white on white and black on black is perfect for this. Pair with the same color shoes and some pop-up color bags. Plain t-shirt with plain denim bottom is perfect or somewhat printed and work will also work.

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White top from Vero Moda  

9. Wear a V neck t-shirt with pendant instead of a choker

V neck is a very good idea for short height girl. It shows the neckline makes extra touch for your height. The long pendant is a perfect combination with a V neck t-shirt. I am suggesting to avoid choker because it is fixed on a position and anyone’s eye is going to see your neck and make you look short instead Pendent is long enough to make your all upper body visual and results in making you look tall.

10. Either button or top should be completely fit you.

Loose clothes are very comfortable, but when it comes to petite women, it does not go well. It does not mean that you can only wear full tight clothes from top to bottom, but keep at least one part of dress completely fit either top or button, that’s up to you. If you are wearing whole loose, it looks like you are small for the dress and makes you look compact, so go for either skinny bottom or top, that will enhance your body.

11.Long jacket or outerwear

This is the most tricky choice and guess what, most of we fail in this. Outerwear is very eye-catching but does not go well will everyone or every outfit. Long jacket for winter and long shrug for summer is perfect for a short girl. While completing the look, take care that you are not wearing too many clothes, that will make you look compact. Go for high waist jeans, shorts or a skirt with any well-fitted top and a long shrug.

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Black and white striped long shrug from miss chase

12. Oversized t-shirt or shirt with a skinny bottom

Nothing looks cute than an oversized t-shirt and shirt. Minus point for a petite girl is that they should not wear an oversized shirt with boyfriend and baggy jeans instead of go for the skinny bottom. You can tug in or leave free that is your choice. But this one is best casual or even work look for you. The complete outfit will help you to look taller than you are because of your skinny bottom that will elongate your legs.

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13. T-shirt, shirt and sweater dress with belt

T-shirt, shirt and sweater dress is very trendy and one of the best casual dress. For a short girl, this is a perfect outfit for a day out. While picking takes care that dress should be short and use the belt somewhat above your waistline. That will give the illusion that you have long legs and makes you look taller than you are and don’t forget to pair with messy buns and nice casual shoes

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Miss Chase short T-Shirt Dress        
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Van Heusen Shirt Dress

14. Long shrug on a short dress

Once again long shrug!! But this time with different outfits. Pair long shrug with short dresses. Just take care that your shrug should be longer than your dress. That will add fake fitting of your dress that will make you look taller.

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ONLY mess long Shrug   
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full length shrug from Amazon

15. Keep the make and jewelry minimum

This one is most important according to me. Don’t wear so much make and jewelry. It will make you look completely filled and ultimately dull or aged. For short or petite girls, wear only necessary makeup and jewelry or try to keep it minimum that you can.

That’s all guys. I try to cover up 15 best styling tricks and tips for short women for every possible look and occasion. Let me know if I could help you in any way and also suggest if I am not clear about any point.

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