Finding a flattering ethnic kurta that suits all body and length can be tiring. Most ethnic kurtas are designed to suit taller body types. However, having a short height does not necessarily have to be a bane. Here are a few Kurti styling tips that make short women look taller.
Choose muted prints
An important styling tip to make short women look taller is to avoid loud and big prints. Loud prints focus attention on the petite frame of short women. Kurtis with vertical stripes, on the other hand, elongate the frame and make short women look taller. If opting for prints, then short women should go for small and dainty prints. Ethnic kurtas designed with small prints give an appearance of height to your petite frame.
Pair your dress with narrow pants
A great kurta styling tip to make short women look taller is to pair Kurtis with narrow palazzos and pants. Narrow palazzos, as well as other narrow pants, create a straight line for the silhouette, giving a taller look to an otherwise petite frame. Long Kurtis paired with medium flare palazzos or slim pants will create an elongated illusion, making short women look tall. Moreover, palazzos paired with Kurtis are the “in” thing this season. Take a cue from Deepika Padukone in Piku and pair a long Kurti with slim palazzos and minimalistic accessories for an effective formal look.
You can never go wrong with long kurtas
Short Kurtis, that end at the knee, should be avoided by petite women as they make short women look even shorter. Short women should opt for longer Kurtis, which go beyond the knee and up to the ankle. Long straight Kurtis, in solid colours and with minimalistic prints, lengthen the frame of short women, making them look taller. Pair long Kurtis with pants of the same colour, to give a linear and continuous effect and thereby a taller appearance.
When opting for skirts make sure they have the flair and flare
Skirts may be an unconventional choice for short women but pairing long skirts with long Kurtis is an effective way to look tall. Pairing long straight ethnic kurtas with medium flare skirts that end at the ankle gives an illusion of height. At the same time, pairing a Kurti with a skirt also looks super trendy and is very comfortable.
Dark colors are the perfect cheat codes for your frame
Wearing darker shades is a smart way of giving an illusion of height to short women. Dark and solid colours like black, navy blue, maroon, dark grey, etc make petite women look tall. Longer Kurtis in solid, monochromatic colours provides a tall and full appearance to short women.
Take cues from the ethnic kurta tips to make your frame look taller and sharper, set goals for major height illusion with above-mentioned tips and little tricks. To shop for ethnic kurtas, visit our online store.