Fashion cheat sheet: how to choose the right dress for your height

The perfect figure dress can not only diversify your wardrobe, but also noticeably improve your style. However, it is not so easy to choose an impeccable model. We share useful tips on how to choose the right option for your own figure.

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

When choosing a new dress, it is important not to lose with its length, it is she who is responsible for the harmony of the image. Two lengths that are considered universal for any height are maxi and a length just above the knees — a classic beyond time. In addition to the length, the neckline plays an important role, for girls of low stature, it is better to choose a V-shaped neckline, it will visually stretch the silhouette. A round or square neckline is more suitable for high ones. Such dresses, depending on the case, can be worn with a heel and at a low speed.

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

It is better to choose a dress right away in the shoes with which you plan to combine it. When choosing a maxi length dress, be guided by the fact that its hem in shoes should not reach the floor by about two centimeters.

Conversely, the length with which you need to be extremely careful when choosing a dress is the length up to mid—calf, it can spoil the silhouette of a girl of any height.

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

The mini skirt is more often suitable for short girls, it is simple to determine your ideal mini level: stand up straight, lower straight arms along the trunk, the line passing along the fingertips is your individual mini length, but for someone such a length may seem extreme, then it is permissible to add plus five centimeters.

Print and color

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

In addition to the length and neckline, it is important to pay attention to the print and color, it is better for girls with short stature to choose plain dresses, small monochrome prints or vertical lines — all this visually makes the silhouette more elongated. It is better to abandon horizontal lines and contrasting division of the silhouette into bottom and top, then the image will be consonant. If the waistline of the dress is highlighted, it is important that it is not too high and avoid wide belts. High slits effectively lengthen the legs. It is important for petite girls not to weigh down the silhouette, so it is better to choose lighter dresses — this applies to the material and cut. For a dress for every day, it is better to choose a short length and A silhouette, the cut is not tight, but not too loose, such a dress will emphasize the fragility and femininity of a short girl, a win-win option for any height will be a sheath dress.

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

Tall girls are allowed and even recommended to divide the top and bottom by contrast, the main thing is to observe the proportions. Prints can be more active and large, but it’s better not to be bigger than your fist, horizontal lines can also be appropriate, wide belts look great at the waist, but if you want to appear a little lower, then you can lower the waistline and focus on the hips. With monochrome dresses, it is better to be careful, they do not always harmoniously emphasize the proportions with high growth. Choose dresses with assemblies and draperies, for evening events, a floor-length dress will be an ideal option.

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

Online shopping

When shopping online, specify the height and parameters of the model, compare with your own, so the probability of buying a dress of the correct length and size increases.

Determining your optimal dress length is simple: focus on the narrowest places of the legs, that’s where the dress should end. The edge of the dress visually separates the figure. The harmony of the image depends on where the horizontal line passes.

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

A skirt with an asymmetrical cut due to the different length of the hem often looks advantageous for any height, the main thing is that the minimum length slightly opens the knee, then the image becomes harmonious and elegant.  This dress is suitable not only for everyday walks, but also will be an ideal option for a cocktail party. 

There is no single recipe for everyone: we are all very different, and even with the same height, each figure is unique. The main thing is that you like yourself in a dress and feel comfortable.

About the expert:

Модная шпаргалка: как правильно подбирать платье под свой рост

Roxana Korelskaya

Fashion stylist, founder and designer of the brand RO.KO.KO

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