7 Styling Tricks Every Short Girl Should Know

They can actually make you look taller.

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If you’re 5’5″ or under, like me, you’ll know the short girls club is not a bad place to be. We’ve always got plenty of leg room on an airplane and never have to worry about ducking under low lying tree branches. But, with this being said, piecing together an outfit that doesn’t overwhelm our frame is a real predicament.
While your height and stature should never stop your from wearing anything you want, there are certain pieces that can elongate your petite figure. Ahead, you’ll find seven styles of clothing that’ll flatter your pint-sized proportions, every single time.
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A neckline that points triangularly downward helps to elongate your torso and makes you appear taller than you actually are.
We love:
Country Road Bell Sleeve Top
Joseph Cashmere Sweater

Ankles-Grazing Jeans

Cuff your jeans to reveal your ankles or opt for a cropped version to enhance your height.
We love:
Frame Le Crop Mini Bootcut
Camilla and Marc Stevie Skinny Cropped Jean


Pointed-Toe Shoes

Ditch your round-toed shoes and opt for an elegant pair of pointed toe flats (yes, really) or heels. They’ll make your legs appear longer and leaner.

We love:

Paul Andrew Rhea Suede Flate

Aquazzura Forever Marilyn

High-Waisted Pieces

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Whether you opt for jeans, skirts, trousers or even leggings, high-waisted bottoms paired with a slim-fitting top is extremely flattering for your frame.

We love:

Lululemon Wunder Under Pant

Witchery Slim Velvet Skirt

High Slits

Thigh-high slits allow you to experiment with longer hemlines without cutting off your legs.

We love: 

 Elissa McGowan Paradiso Split Skirt

Sir The Label Rosa Wrap Skirt

Mini Bags

Tote bags may be practical, but small bags are proportionally closer to your petite frame so they won’t overwhelm your figure.
We love:
Saint Laurent Monogramme Blogger Bag
Dylan Kain The Wax Silver

Solid Colours

A monochromatic look, either in a two-piece set, jumpsuit or separates, lengthens your frame instantly. This hack can also be applied to activewear.
We love: 
Reformation Diego Two-Piece

C/MEO Unstoppable Jumpsuit

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