5 Wardrobe Pieces Not Made for Short People

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As someone who is vertically challenged, I know my fashion limitations.  “Short people problems” extend beyond not being able to reach something on the top shelf.  Here are five common fashion items that a tall person can pull off better than a short person.

Long Coats:  I once bought a long black leather jacket.  It seemed like a great investment at the time, until I later realized that every time I wore it I looked like I was being swallowed up by a coat!

Maxi Dress: If you’re short and going to buy maxi dresses, just make sure you have your seamstress on speed dial because there are most likely no high heels high enough to make the dress not drag on the ground when you walk!

Romper/Jumpsuit: The full pant jumpsuits are worse than the short rompers because short people have to deal with a waist that bunches due to excess material as well as the pants part of it that drags on the floor.

Thigh High Boots:  This one make me a little sad.  Thigh high boots may not look as good on a short person because they swallow up too much of our legs, but there are some things that I can’t give up!  This is one of them!

Wild Patterns: I’ve never been a huge fan of crazy patterns, but the odd time I’ll find a patterned dress that stands out!  Unfortunately, patterns can make a short person seem even shorter.  It’s best to stick to solid colors as a rule, but again, there’s exceptions to this rule of thumb!


J. Molly




This Week’s Hottest Buys

1. Nasty Gal Cut-out Romper in Shiny Pink:

Courtesy of Nasty Gal ($78.00)

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website ($78.00).

This may not be the most practical outfit, but it will nonetheless have you stand out in any crowd.  Pair it with a pair of diamond stud earrings and a brown metallic sandal, and you’ll be ready to rock the streets.

2. Standout Sweater

Courtesy of Piperlime, Click to Original Website.

Courtesy of Piperlime, Click to Original Website ($395.00).

Make a statement with this intricate sweater.  Pair it with faded jeans for a casual look or a pencil skirt for a more sophisticated and professional look.

3. Add a Little More Color to your Life

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell, Click to Original Website ($135.00).

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell, Click to Original Website ($135.00).

Pair these color-blocked shoes with a long-sleeve little black dress and you’ll achieve style perfection.  Thanks to the handy ankle strap, you can get ready to dance your butt off without worrying these pumps will go flying off your feet.


J. Molly