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Good things definitely come in small packages! Just like the perks that come along with being a petite princess in this oh-so big world! Standing tall at a height of five feet one, I can’t really not complain about certain things like reaching for cereal on the top shelf or skimming through a tall crowd to catch a glimpse of my favourite artist performing live! These are short girl problems but honey, because of our tiny stature, we can totally rock any outfit and look perpetually young (now isn’t that a blessing!)
Shopping can be a little overwhelming, given our five feet and under frame, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Sure, we love our tiny bods but adding a few inches here and there or looking seemingly taller does not hurt either! Here are a few celebrity approved, easy and simple fashion hacks for the vertically challenged girl that we absolutely must abide by!
Ladies, a deep V-neck can do wonders to that beautiful neck of yours! A plunging neckline elongates your torso and makes you look slimmer and appear taller. However, do not go overboard with this trend at work or formal meetings. Take a cue from the lovely Nicole Richie who is well known for her immaculate sense of style. She’s only five feet one but surely knows how to rock that tiny body!
POPxo Recommends: Make heads turn in this stunning floral V-Neck Maxi Dress (Rs. 3,899) by Ax Paris. It’s perfect for a lunch date and evening drinks with your friends.
High-waisted bottoms are very chic and elegant. They give an illusion of height and enhance the length of your otherwise tiny legs. Opt for high-waisted trousers, denims or skirts and pair it with a crop top just like the petite four foot eleven Kourtney Kardashian, and you’re ready to roll!
POPxo Recommends: These cute Sassafras Beige Smart Fit Trousers (Rs. 674) from Myntra are so chic!
Never underestimate the power of an overall tonal look! Dressing in one tone from head to toe is a petite girl’s blessing in disguise. A monochromatic ensemble elongates your body, gives an illusion of height and a refined silhouette. Think Anna Sophia Robb and power dressing!
POPxo Recommends: A White Mykonos Ruffles Jumpsuit (Rs. 1,099) like this one from Stalk Buy Love will help you nail the one-tone trend with pizzaz.
“Short girls cannot wear maxi dresses.” AS IF! Girls, trust us, this is a long gone myth! A long dress defines your silhouette and you could also hide those 4-inch heels underneath! Don’t we all love the super cute Vanessa Hudgens who’s only five feet tall! She totally slays it in this white floral maxi dress!
POPxo Recommends: This White Aiza Lace Maxi Dress (Rs. 1,299) from Stalk Buy Love is a sure winner!
Believe it or not, bralettes look the best on petite beauties! A crop top lets you expose the midriff without showing too much skin. When paired with high waisted bottoms, these stylish cut out bralettes look super amazing. Ariana Grande might be five feet tall, but when it comes to talent and fashion, this pint-sized artist is a firecracker!
POPxo Recommends: Slay in this sexy Tie Knot Tropical Print Bralet (Rs. 1,695) from Koovs.
Everything looks good on short girls! Another advantage of being petite is that we could wear some really SHORT hemlines without grabbing unnecessary attention! Because of our tiny stature, we can carry off short dresses with ease.
P.S - Hayden Panettiere is a huge fan!
POPxo Recommends: Get high on drama in this Stripes Bet Ruffled Knotted Shirt Mini Dress (Rs. 1,599) from Stalk Buy Love.
Okay, this one is a Kim Kardashian favourite! This super tight Bodycon PVC Tom Ford black dress looks absolutely gorgeous on Kim. So you know you can never go wrong with this trend! A bodycon dress or skirt looks super chic and flattering on petite girls. The best part? Even if you’re on the curvier side, you could still rock this look like the five feet two KIM K!
POPxo Recommends: Party the night away in this elegant Gathered Wrap Bodycon Dress (Rs. 1,499) from Koovs.
P.S Always remember ladies, you’re BEAUTIFUL just the way you are!