Here's The 411 On Dressing For Short Men

Devanshi Kapadia , 10 Nov 2014
Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan

Let’s get straight to the point, why let the tall guys have all the fun? If you’re short and want to dress right, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a super easy guide that can take you shorter guys (short, but cute … always!) from drab to fab without too much effort. Be sure to keep these tips in mind the next time you’re shopping. And hey, if you want to make it easier on yourself, there’s always Myntra! But before we look at individual pieces, let me emphasize this: TAILORED FITS! I put that in caps because ill-fitted clothes are the worst thing you can do for your body type, but no, that doesn’t mean you tailor everything too tight. How about just right?

1) Formal Jackets & Blazers

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When you’re opting for formal-wear, always go for pieces that will elongate your body and draw all the attention upwards to your face. So, opt for collars that point upwards and avoid very low, deep v-necks or cuts. High-breasted pockets are also a do!

Get It Here: Mufti Blazer, Monteil & Munero Blazer, Mr. Button Nehru Jackets

2) Shirts & T-Shirts

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When it comes to tops, try not tucking in your shirt and make sure it ends around your hips. You don’t want it to be too short or too long. Once again, opt for shirts and t-shirts that draw attention upwards. Vertical stripes are a perfect optical illusion (but avoid heavy checks). Try and stick to colors that don’t contrast too much from your bottom, this makes the height more obvious. And wearing shirts with sleeves that are too long is a big no!

Get It Here: UCB Polo, Gritstones T Shirt, Locomotive Shirt, Mark Taylor Shirt

3) Accessories

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Now that we’ve got the top covered, let’s have a little fun with accessories. Here’s the breakdown: leather jackets and bomber jackets are a do, belts and ties should always be thin (avoid the wider ones). And shoes, shoes, shoes – try opting for a subtle heel to give you a little boost, but make sure it isn’t too obvious.

Get It Here: Justanned Leather Jacket, Supra Black Shoes, Pacific Gold Belt, Lino Perros Tie 

Of course, when it comes to bottoms, keep it simple, silly. Slim-fit or a slight bootleg can really elongate your legs. Don’t go crazy with prints and always remember – make sure it fits right! There you have it; Your easy guide to dressing, you know, if you’re on the slightly shorter side.

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