HEY SHORTY, IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY
Shopping for clothes is always going to be a nightmare when you’re short. Even though I’m 5’4″, some may consider it as short whilst others may consider it as an average depending on whereabouts in the world you are. Pretty sure the UK average height for women is taller than me. Here I list some frustrations I have found with clothing which some of you could probably relate to.
Finding skirts and dresses are a nightmare
Minis are knee-length, midis are maxis to us, whereas maxis leave a trail. Even heels don’t make a difference for the latter and would still fall over. Like the image above – I ended up returning the skirt and wrote a small note asking them to consider releasing a petite range. Worth a shot!
Can be expensive
If a dress is too long and I love it too much to not return it, I always have to spend extra to get it shortened.
Jumpsuits are a no go
They’re not proportionally made to fit us. Long length, crotch not right, waist is where now? Just nope.
Jeans are ripped at the bottom
Every pair of jeans I had purchased whilst growing up were always too long. Even when I roll them up, they always somehow unravel and end up getting ripped, drenched and trip over them. I avoid bootcut jeans for this particular reason.
Certain cropped lengths aren’t cropped
Especially with some capris. They end up being the perfect leg length.
Fitted or drop waist anything are not suited for our waists
They’re either above or way below the waist, never in the right place. Thanks short torso.
Leggings bunch up on around the ankle
All of my workout leggings bunch up around the ankle. Pulling them up to even it out doesn’t work. There are small wrinkles along the leg.
Baggy bottoms = stumpy
I’ve got a few boyfriend jeans, baggy trousers and they make me look shorter than I really am. I guess if they were high waisted then it kind of makes up for it. Ish. Wide leg trousers are also a no go.
Online shopping can be a pain in the butt
All of the models are tall, 5’8″ on average, and it’s hard to see how the store’s clothing will fit on a shortie. I instantly know they’re going to be long on me.
Oversized tops are oversized
They look like tunics or can probably pull off wearing it as a dress. Can be a good and bad thing.
Tights are always too long
Need I say more?
Do you have any issues with your height?
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