Liquid Leggings, Denim Pencil Skirt, and Proportions7:30 PM
This is just going to be a quickie fashion post. I know a lot of you petite girls keep asking about how it is that I make myself look taller than my GIGANTIC 4'10.5" stature. The truth? As much as I love how platform heels make my legs look longer, it just isn't reasonable for wearing to work everyday. Proportion is the real key. I know I've said it so many times, but it's simply the truth. Proportions can trick the eye to see more flattering or unflattering body shapes.
I'm using a couple of recent outfits as an example. (Please excuse the very messy bathroom, by the way.) Here I chose to make my flashy liquid leggings look more wearable with a feminine tunic (worn dress-style for me) and a long open cardigan. The "dress" nips in at the natural waist and also creates a shorter torso proportion, giving the appearance of having longer legs. Lacey detailing at the neck draws your eyes to your face so the flashy leggings don't compete as loudly.
tunic top - 579, cardigan - Forever 21, leggings - Target, leopard peep-toes - Vaneli
The leggings also go down to the ankle so there aren't any extra lines cutting the leg line shorter from, say, calf-length leggings. Sturdy heels give an extra couple inches too, but they aren't too high to be uncomfortable.
The second outfit showcases another beloved oversized-tee. I tucked the top into my high-waisted denim pencil skirt to help define the waist. The puffy top doesn't hurt in the bust department either, and gives a more hourglass-shape illusion. The cropped cardigan further accentuates the high waist-line and makes the bottom half of the body seem longer. These shoes only have a 2" heel but seem taller because it is low-cut at the toe. There are no ankle straps to cut the leg line.
Without the cardigan, the look still works but is probably best for those with narrow shoulders. A big chested woman might look top heavy with this look!
yellow tee - Wet Seal, cardigan and skirt - Forever 21, shoes - Nordstrom kids
Hope that helps a couple of you shorties (or anyone) dress with your proportions in mind. You know where to leave any other fashion questions: comments, comments, comments!
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