Recently, I had participated in a Personality Contest. However, it was despicable to discern that girls only with a certain height were allowed to participate. Although, few couldn’t walk properly on ramp, talk confidently or failed to carry themselves with elegance, they were in owing to one factor – Height. And I wondered, “Do they want giraffes or human beings?”.
Isn’t it akin to racism where a white addresses, “You can’t do this because you are black or brown”? Since when, height is the be all and end all for looking beautiful? Is it the same society who encourages us to celebrate ourselves with luminosity ? While such incessant thoughts were looming over, I decided to embark with my blog, “The Petite Girl”. And, I deliberately named it so as “Being Beautiful” is “To Celebrate One’s Identity”.
Thus, I won’t perpetuate the stereotype of “One should be taller to look beautiful” with this article. But, it will delve into 10 hacks to look slimmer (or better, we can say in proportion) which inadvertently, makes you look taller as well.
Holding a timeless appeal, monochrome creates the silhouette which can make heads turns. With its mature take on single color, it creates a mirage of long vertical line and slimmer effect. However, opt for a single, darker tone to create this illusion. So girls, veer away from bursts of colors as its time for a sophisticated art attack.
- Vertical stripes
This casual dress code has been chic forever. With long brush strokes as showstopper, vertical stripes is a fashion force to be reckoned with. Right from the hipsters who have bolstered the appeal of stripes, it still remains a classic. And cherry on the cake is they make you look slimmer.
Thanks to Kendall Jenner for making chokers all the rage in fashion world. It’s a blessing disguise if you are 5.10 legged beauty like her. Hello, what about others? So, be selective for this trend as you are gravitating people’s attention on top of your body with it. If you head for broad chokers, you will end up in making your neck short.
Thus, sleek chokers which sit on your collarbone perfectly well are your bffs.
- Gigantic Bags
Gigantic trend creates the drama for runways but it’s a spoilsport in reality. When it is about looking slimmer, all we reckon is our clothing choices. But, who on earth knew that those gigantic bags which carries everything right from our lip gloss, books, lunch boxes and every shit girls carry, can make you look fat? The irony is, it does.So, when are you ditching those humongous bags
- V neck
Being a versatile neckline, it is up the alley for every body type; be it petite, apple, hourglass or pear shaped. Not only it flatters your feminine aspects but also wafts through fashion aesthetics beautifully. Giving the illusion of longer, leaner torso, it’s the oldest trick to look taller. Though, plunging necklines are not for weak heart. But, fashion favors the bold, right?
- Nude heels
Girls have this little substance abuse problem called expensive footwear, don’t we? But girls, expensive is not synonymous to apt footwear. Thus, you need to go for nude heels with low-cut vamp which instantly elongate your legs and make them look slimmer. Does low-cut vamp sounds greek to you? Haha, that’s okay though. That portion of the shoe which cuts across your foot at the front is called vamp.
P.S Opt for footwear which is pointed in front and put your stylish step forward.
- Flaunt your neckline
Do you know why most of the celebrities sleek their hair behind, go for high pony tails or bundle up their hair in a bun? You know the answer, girls; it’s to flaunt their neckline. Collar bone has always been considered the brightest badge of femininity. Also, lot of hair can actually make you look short. So, the more you flaunt your neckline, it adds a brownie point to your appearance.
It really doesn’t matter whether you are tall or short unless you know the key to dress in proportions. You don’t need to be an Einstein to acknowledge that if you are wearing a flary top, you need to opt for skinny jeans, if you are wearing a tight skirt, you can’t opt for a tight fitted blouse as well, if your shirt has horizontal stripes, your pants can’t revolve again around stripes; in short it’s all about the proportions. Understand them well.
No, belts aren’t just for tightening your loose pants. They are the trendy accessory of the season. Having the power to create fierce contradictions, belts can always up the ante of your look. Be it a sheath or shift dress, cropped tops or flare ones, baggy jeans or skinny, just add a belt and put a unique spin on your style.
Just remember, broad belts aren’t friendly for every body type. Better, go for all time affable skinny belts
- High Waist pants.
Old is Gold heralds the return of high waist pants. As a teenager, low waist pants were the sexiest thing ever. But, if you aren’t 36-24-36, they are a curse. Compelling all your love handles to be fairly visible, they are a kibosh on your hopes of looking slim. So, better ditch them, right? On the other hand, high waist pants creates the mirage of longer legs and slimmer body.
Still, embrace the way you are, Beautiful. These hacks are for just once in awhile!