When you are on the shorter side, flats can be extremely intimidating. Personally, even though I am confident and comfortable with my 5'3" height, I will consistently choose to wear something with heels over a pair of flats because a few extra inches couldn't hurt me. However, over the years, I have learned that when you do choose to wear flats, there are ways to appear taller than you actually are.
Being aware of little details like colour, cut, strap placement and the shoe-to-hemline ratio makes all the difference on a petite girl, allowing you to look and walk taller. The hope is that by relaying these tips to you, you will be able to feel just as confident wearing a pair of flats as you do in a pair of heels.
Keep reading for our must-know tips on how to wear flats when you're petite…
Wearing flats with long pants does nothing but drown a shorter frame. Cropped pants will create more space between your shoes and the bottom of your hem, making legs appear longer than they actually are.
A miniskirt or mini dress is a great counterpart to flats for anyone, but especially shorter girls. To elongate your legs to the max, make sure your hemline is structured and A-line where possible, as it draws the eye down.
Thick straps around your ankles cut off the line of your legs, making them appear much shorter. This doesn't mean you can't wear flats with straps, though; just make sure that when you do, they are dainty and flattering, as opposed to bulky.