In a world that seems exclusively reserved for women 5’9” and up, petite women can struggle to find clothes that fit them properly. And though we’ve done our due diligence to help short ladies figure out the styles that fit them best, sometimes you just need to enlist the help of experts.
To that end, we picked the brains of our resident celebrity stylists, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. Find out which trends they think are the best for short ladies to try, plus get the styling tricks to make them work. Keep scrolling to see their advice!
Alice & Olivia Abby Stretch-Cloque Maxi Skirt ($265)
Dare and bare a chic high-slit skirt. Showing off your legs will add instant height.
Topshop Crepe Split Pencil Skirt by Boutique ($135)
FRAME Forever Karlie Flare Jeans ($239)
Tailor a pair of flared jeans right where your toes are showing. Wear a high-heeled shoe that barely shows beneath the hem line, and you will look so much taller.
Genetic Jeans Leaf Fit and Flare in Sphinx ($207)
J Brand The Doll High Waist Bell Bottom Jeans ($198)
AYR The Stockholm Coat ($595)
Cleaner, minimalist, and longer coats are not only on-trend, but also great for adding an overall taller feel. Make sure the arms are fitted and the shoulders are narrow!
Forever 21 Longline Sateen Open-Front Jacket ($37)
J. Crew Collection Harris Tweed Wool Coat ($500)