Never dress like this if you're under 160cm: seven gross mistakes that ruin the look
Shopping for clothes is a challenge when you're short. The moment of truth comes in the fitting room: jeans with a jacket will fit just right or like a suit for a party in the 80s style with long pants and broad shoulders. If your height is below 160, you want to emphasize it, staying true to your style. OBOZREVATEL collected seven gross mistakes that should be avoided if you do not want to shorten the height and still look harmonious.
1. The correct fit of the lower part of the clothes
As for jeans, pants or skirts, the best fit will be on a medium or high waist. This will visually lengthen your legs. Of course, you should avoid a low fit because then your legs will appear shorter.
2. Oversize and layering
Oversize and layering can and should be worn by girls of low height. But the main thing is not to forget about proportions when thinking about a fashionable look. If you wear a sweatshirt or down jacket that is too big, you risk looking like a ball with thin, small legs. The same goes for layering. Remember that the main thing is the right size of oversize and the right amount of items to keep the proportions of your figure.
If you have to choose between the type of stripe, the winner is the vertical one. This type of stripe will make you look slimmer and extend your silhouette, unlike the horizontal one. We advise you to use vertical stripes in your looks and experiment with separate elements of clothing: it can be a shirt, pants or even a skirt.
Hats are an underrated accessory for women of short stature. A properly selected headdress will be the highlight of the look. The main thing when choosing a hat is a moderately wide brim, which should not go beyond the width of the shoulders.
5. Maxi length
Skirts and dresses are better to choose of midi length. Maxi length visually "eats" the height and you can seem lower. Choose a length so that your legs are at least a little visible: it can be a midi or just below the knee.
If you want to visually increase your height, heels are a great option. But keep in mind that when choosing a heel, it's best to avoid the wedge heel. It complicates the leg, so it can look weird. If you like platform shoes, pay attention to an even, uniform thickness.
7. Ankle boots
Ankle boots are the perfect pair for the cold season. The only thing to beware is the lack of a heel. Monochrome models without fur will be the best option. You should avoid prints, because they visually shorten the length of the legs. It can also successfully extend the silhouette in combination with a high waist.
Earlier OBOZREVATEL spoke about the trends of fall 2023. Ukrainian designer Andre Tan revealed the secrets of a stylish look and showed 5 inspiring looks.