Are you under 5 feet tall? 4’11”? 4’8″? Whether you are exactly 5 feet or a few inches shorter, check out dressing tips to look taller.
Enhance Your Body Proportion
If you are under 5 feet, the way to improve your proportion is to focus on making your bottom (legs) to look longer and top (torso) to look shorter.The easiest way to achieve that is by wearing a crop length top and long bottom.
Your bottom could be long pants, or long skirts. Ideally, you top should look like 1/3 and your bottom should look like 2/3. That is the best ratio, the so called “Golden Mean” ratio, which is most pleasant to human eyes.
Mix Color of Pants with your Shoes
If you are wearing pants, matching the color of your shoes with your pants will make your legs appear longer.
This applies to stockings in winter times. Wearing stockings that match or are close to the color of your skirt or dress and wearing shoes or boots of the same color will make you look instantly taller.
If you are wearing a dress with bare legs, then nude heels (or pumps that looks closest to the color of you skin) do an amazing job to extend your legs.
Maxi Dress vs. Short Height
Are maxi dresses hard to pull off by short girls? Yes and no.
Yes because petite girls (especially if you are under 5 feet tall) have a shorter frame, so it is easy to look swamped by all the fabrics of long dresses. No because they are definitely a short girl’s friend if worn with a vertical line.
Maxi dresses create a continuous column of color, like all dresses do. Better yet, it extends all the way to almost the bottom of your feet. So, visually, it can make you look taller and make your petite frame look longer.
To avoid looking swamped by the maxi dress go with solid colors or small prints.
Wearing petite maxi dresses with flats are totally fine. But, if you want the most lengthening effect, you should wear them with heels. This is one of the occasions when you can wear platform heels or wedges all you want. Because the dress is so long that it covers the heels, so no one can tell if your shoes are bulky or not.
Shoes for Women Under 5 Feet
For short girls with petite feet, high heel pumps are a wardrobe necessity without a doubt.
The best pumps for petite girls should have low vamp, shoes which show a little bit of toe cleavage.The lower the vamp, the less covered your feet are thus the longer your legs look.
Be careful with platform shoes: If you are under 5 feet tall, it seems like the easiest way to add several inches instantly is to throw on a pair of platform shoes. Does that really work? No, not if the platform is too thick. If the platform is thick that the bottom of your shoes look bulky, they actually make your legs look shorter.
So, you CAN wear platform heels, but just avoid those super bulky ones.
Necklines to Drape
V neck and off the shoulder are universally flattering to short girls under 5 feet tall.
Deep V neck works on pretty much petite women of any height and any body type. The space they create around your neck essentially makes your neck appear longer and make your proportion look better.
Off the shoulder is another design that has taken the center stage of fashion. If you happen to be pear shape, off the shoulder is idle for you to look taller. Because pear shape women tend to have sloping shoulders and wider bottoms, which can be perfectly balanced out by the horizontal line created by the off-the-shoulder.
Be confident in your own skin
Nothing is sexier than a woman comfortable in her own skin. You are superb just the way you are and you don’t have to look like anyone else.
When you come to accept yourself as you are, then nothing can stop you from being confident and beautiful.