4 Designer Styles That Are Perfect For Petite Girls

They say good things come in small packages, and this couldn’t be truer for petite girls! The only problem for pint-sized fashionistas is that some styles are designed with taller ladies in mind. However, this isn’t always the case, and style-savvy shorties can wear all the labels they love if they know what kinds of pieces to look for.

Below are four pieces by Cushnie that look stunning on women of any size, even if they’re under five-and-a-half feet tall.

1. Slitted Skirt

Fashion influencer Francesca (@classyverse) proves that a sophisticated pencil skirt with a sexy slit can make legs looks extra long. Thanks to its curve-hugging shape and peek-a-boo opening, this little number is a must-have for short girls!


“I just absolutely love how this Cushnie Dahlia pencil skirt made my 5’2” frame look elongated. It’s that glorious thigh-scraping slit no doubt,” she raves on Instagram.

 @classyverse / Instagram

@classyverse / Instagram

2. Mini Dress

It’s no surprise that a mini dress is perfect for ladies who are miniature in stature! Whether the hem hits mid-thigh or just above the knees, dresses that are short in length will show a little leg without needing to be hemmed. The Two-Tone Nisa Fringe Dress by Cushnie is as classic an LBD, but its eye-catching fringe detail gives it a contemporary edge that’s effortlessly cool.


 @theglobalite / Instagram

@theglobalite / Instagram

3. Crop Top

If too-long tops are a problem for shorter-waisted women, a crop top may be her best friend! This criss-cross, off-the-shoulder number smolders with high-waisted skirts or jeans, from black tie events to a ladies’ night out on the town. Worn with a killer pair of heels for an instant “it girl” look.

 Cushnie White Issa Off Shoulder Crop Top / Recleau

Cushnie White Issa Off Shoulder Crop Top / Recleau

4. High Heels

When all else fails, just add some height to your heels! These gorgeous suede pumps will complement any chic outfit, and their open design won’t cut off the ankle (which can make legs looks shorter). Side cutouts make these slingbacks look modern while still remaining elegant and timeless.

 Cushnie Black Adrian Slingback Pump / Recleau

Cushnie Black Adrian Slingback Pump / Recleau

Want more outfit inspo? Check out more short girl-friendly pieces below!

 Cushnie Black Xandra Mini Dress / Recleau

Cushnie Black Xandra Mini Dress / Recleau

The flutter sleeve on this asymmetrical dress adds a touch of femininity.

 Cushnie Dune Panbi Pencil Skirt / Recleau

Cushnie Dune Panbi Pencil Skirt / Recleau

Sumptuous material and a ruching detail make this gorgeous skirt black tie-appropriate while still being cocktail-worthy.

 Cushnie White Bella Ruffled Dress / Recleau

Cushnie White Bella Ruffled Dress / Recleau

This romantic ruffled mini is gorgeous for summer parties and vacation outings, and is the perfect statement outfit for brides-to-be.

 Cushnie Aria Top / Recleau

Cushnie Aria Top / Recleau

Wear this sultry crop top with high-waisted pants or a skirt for a night out on the town.

 Cushnie Mock Neck Crop Top With Chest Slit / Recleau

Cushnie Mock Neck Crop Top With Chest Slit / Recleau

This knit crop top features an alluring cutout and can be dressed up or down for day or night.

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Recleau Editor