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21 Simple Fashion Tips That Will Change Your Life If You Are Short

Just because you're small doesn't mean you can't live big.

1. Dressing all in one color will elongate your figure.

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2. And the darker the outfit, the better.

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3. Heels and platforms are great for adding extra height.

But only if they're comfortable! Don't suffer for your fashion.
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But only if they're comfortable! Don't suffer for your fashion.

4. But pointy flats will also do the trick, and they'll look super good on you.

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5. Especially if you combine them with a miniskirt.

Lengthen those legs, girl.
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Lengthen those legs, girl.

6. High-waisted jeans are your new best friend. (Plus, they just look hot.)

The cut will make your legs look longer, but be careful! Your torso will look shorter.
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The cut will make your legs look longer, but be careful! Your torso will look shorter.

7. Don't be afraid of rocking a nice maxi skirt or dress.

Just go with the more simple and smooth cuts. Make the look work in your favor.
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Just go with the more simple and smooth cuts. Make the look work in your favor.

8. Especially if they have a sexy opening to show off your legs.

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9. Baggy dresses, pants, and tunics can be comfy, but they can make you appear shorter.

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10. Similar thing with capris or culottes.

Although if you want to put them on, do it!
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Although if you want to put them on, do it!

11. Here's a pro-tip: send your clothes to get tailored.

It may feel a little excessive, but it's often your best option. If everything just seemed too big or voluminous, getting your clothing taken in a bit will keep you from looking even smaller.
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It may feel a little excessive, but it's often your best option. If everything just seemed too big or voluminous, getting your clothing taken in a bit will keep you from looking even smaller.

12. If you wear a belt, make it a thin one.

Bulky belts are not recommended.
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Bulky belts are not recommended.

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13. And while you're at it, avoid using big purses too. They'll just make you look even smaller.

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14. If you want to appear taller, add vertical stripes.

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15. And avoid shoes that strap or tie around the ankle.

They'll make your legs look shorter.
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They'll make your legs look shorter.

16. Go for a lower neckline and v-necks rather than higher cuts.

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17. Match the color of your shoes to the color of your pants to really add length to your legs.

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18. If you are choosing between a tighter or looser shirt, always opt for the tighter option.

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19. Don't buy jeans that scrunch at the heel.

But if you do, get them hemmed!
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But if you do, get them hemmed!

20. Buy your clothes in the kids' section.

It sounds counter-intuitive, but they'll often fit a lot better. (And can save you tons of money.)
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It sounds counter-intuitive, but they'll often fit a lot better. (And can save you tons of money.)

21. And do up your hair with a hair tie!

You'll look elegant and stylish at the same time, and it'll add a few inches to your height.
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You'll look elegant and stylish at the same time, and it'll add a few inches to your height.

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