The Golden Ratio: The Best Styling Tips For Petite Girls
When you're short, shopping for clothing is a bit of a battle. As most of us Asian girls are generally petite, you’ve probably had more than likely found yourself struggling to get jackets, jeans - you name it, to fit. If you're nodding along in empathy, rest assured that we feel your pain. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Enter: The Golden Ratio. First studied by the Ancient Greeks, they found the perfect body ratio to be ‘3–7’ proportion. Essentially what this means is that it says that we typically find a 2 to 3 ratio most aesthetically pleasing. But before you whip out the tape measurer just yet, the good news is that’s easy to cheat these proportions with our clothes. Which is why it doesn’t really matter if your body shape is completely balanced, all you need to know is how to dress in a way that achieves the 2/3 and 1/3 Golden Ratio. Or in fashion, is what is called “the rule of thirds”.
But, enough science and math. Ahead we list 3 styling tricks that fit with this Ancient Greek formula and once applied, will give you the illusion of appearing taller and your body shape more balanced.
（１）Oversized Sweatshirt /Basketball vest
Pairing sky-high heels and oversize sweatshirts, no one mastered the art of petite dressing quite like Ariana Grande. In Seoul too, oversized sweatshirts caught on, with its street-stylers mixing baggy sweats and Dad sneakers for an undeniably cool look. Being quite literally easy to throw on, style it with everything from bike shorts and sneakers to elongating heels in the evening.
（２）Mini Dresses/High-waist Skirt
Midi and maxi skirts and dresses can be really tricky to wear if you're a petite girl, as they'll only serve to make you look shorter. Instead, you want to opt for styles that show off a little more leg, and wear styles with more movement (flared or skater are best) to elongate your legs even further. High-waisted styles will also work to nip and tuck at the waist, showing your figure to full effect.
（３）Crop top and skinny jeans
Anything high-waisted is a must for petite women, and a good pair of high-waisted skinny jeans will serve you well in your wardrobe. Pairing your denim with a crop top will also create the illusion of longer-looking legs. Overall, this fail-safe combo is a must for petite girls and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
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