How to dress when you are less than 1m60 tall? Which cuts should you choose? What types of patterns to choose? These are all questions that we are led to ask ourselves if we don’t know how to make the most of our small size. Here are a few tips on how to enhance your figure. And above all, remember that anything small is pretty, so it beats complexes!
Choosing the right colour combinations
Choosing the right clothes also means choosing the right colour. Apart from the fact that they are adapted to your colorimetry, it is more a question of colour harmony (an article will soon be available to explain how to match colours well). When you are small, the ideal is to visually lengthen your figure and thus avoid “breaks”. To do this, the most suitable harmony is monochromatic harmony (or monochrome). A monochrome harmony or monochrome harmony is a harmony of the same colour in several shades. For example, an outfit composed of light blue, medium blue and dark blue is a monochrome harmony. Avoid mainly harmonies composed of opposite colours. Indeed, this will bring a visual break and pack your silhouette instead of lengthening it. The good news is that you can also wear long dresses as well as overalls! However, make sure you choose a model that structures the silhouette and is neither too flowing nor a loose top. You should also make sure to structure the silhouette by marking the waist.
Choosing the right devices
Devices are a must when you’re small. They allow you to stylize an outfit and emphasize the details and the style of the outfit in general rather than its small size. However, you have to choose them carefully. Small, medium and fine devices are preferred. Larger devices tend to overwhelm the rest of the outfit and crush the silhouette. For bags, we therefore prefer medium or small bags with long straps in order to give an effect of size and verticality. For jewellery, we also choose fine jewellery and we prefer long necklaces rather than short necklaces in order to give the same impression of length.
Concerning shoes, you are lucky, you can afford heels, even very high ones! Be careful however not to fall into excesses to avoid any form of vulgarity. For winter, avoid boots that arrive half-calf, they destructure the silhouette and make you look smaller.
Choosing the right prints
As with the large one, the prints will be chosen according to its morphology. The prints we are interested in here are stripes. In fact, think about using vertical stripes to lengthen the silhouette, giving an impression of size and height.
Choosing the right cuts
Here again, the aim is to give the silhouette a high aspect. This means avoiding too loose clothing that flattens the figure, long jackets or low-cut trousers. On the other hand, we prefer slim-fitted clothes, made of flowing material and close to the body if you are round, medium-high waist cuts and short jackets. It is also important to structure the silhouette by marking the waist (if the waist is marked, otherwise wear close-fitting but not tight-fitting cuts). We also favour short clothes such as mini skirts or crop tops.
Remember also that it’s all a question of proportions, so always make sure to emphasize the silhouette by keeping in mind that it’s important to balance the proportions of the body. And this is as true for tall as it is for short people.