It’s no secret that fashion has always been a tall girl’s game. With willowy models of heights 1.7m and above—sometimes up to 1.85m in heels—still dominating most of the runways and ad campaigns, sometimes it feels like what’s a girl got to do to get some representation up in here? And while social media has evened the playing field for short women all over the world, it can still be frustrating to have to settle for inconsistent fits whenever you hit the stores.
At only 153.5cm (yes, the 0.5cm is crucial to me), I admit that yes I’ll never have a problem with my legs being too long for the seats on the airplane. But, on the flip side, I will also never be able to experience buying a pair of pants that doesn’t flow four inches past my feet unless it’s from the kid’s department. And crop tops? Don’t even get me started. Anything with the word cropped has never been cropped to a perfect length for me. But after years and years of shopping and trying on clothes all over the world, I’m proud to say that I’ve managed to streamline the way I approach fashion as a short person.
If, like me, you’re a member of the petite girls’ club, here are some of the tips that I adhere to religiously.
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