Although I'm currently in my 20s, I've been 5'2 since the sixth grade. Finding clothes that fit on the first try has always been a constant struggle. There are so many fashion trends that look great on the hangers or mannequins - until you actually try them. If you're a shorty like me, going shopping can be the best or the worst thing that's ever happened to you. Here are just a few of the daily struggles that all short girls can relate to.
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- wondering if you have the height to pull off that maxi dress
- similarly, when you say "screw it" and buy the dress
- when that cute shirt you've been eyeing for awhile is conveniently placed on the highest rack in the store
- oversized sweaters are a gamble
- shopping online is also a gamble
- jeans make your legs look nonexistent
- leggings make your ankles look nonexistent
- midi skirt? what's that?
- heels are your best friend and your biggest enemy
- one word: jumpsuits
- two words: bright prints
- three words: long sleeve shirts
1 Wondering if You Have the Height to Pull off That Maxi Dress
This has the potential to be a total success or utter failure.
2 Similarly, when You Say "screw It" and Buy the Dress
...Only to do an awkward shuffle-tango to avoid falling flat on your face. #Shortgirlproblems
3 When That Cute Shirt You've Been Eyeing for Awhile is Conveniently Placed on the Highest Rack in the Store
Yoga, don't fail me now.
4 Oversized Sweaters Are a Gamble
Stealing your boyfriend's sweater can either be really sexy (which equals cuddle time) or make you look like you're playing hide and seek.
5 Shopping Online is Also a Gamble
Since when did retail therapy equal torture?
6 Jeans Make Your Legs Look Nonexistent
Without proper tailoring, your jeans will bring a whole new meaning to cuffing season.
7 Leggings Make Your Ankles Look Nonexistent
The amount of times you have to roll up your waistband to get rid of that awkward bunching is. Too. Damn. High.
8 Midi Skirt? What's That?
Midi skirts and maxi skirts are basically the same thing.
9 Heels Are Your Best Friend and Your Biggest Enemy
You look fierce in them and they upgrade you to supermodel status, which means taking them everywhere is a must. RIP toes.
10 One Word: Jumpsuits
Not only do they hit your crotch at a super awkward angle, they do nothing to balance your leg-to-torso ratio.
11 Two Words: Bright Prints
Good luck getting out of the "You're HOW old, again??" zone.
12 Three Words: Long Sleeve Shirts
Getting tangled in your sleeves is like hugging yourself in advance for all of your future shopping troubles. #EverydayImStruggling
What are some of the struggles that you go through when you're getting dressed?
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