As a self-proclaimed shorty, I've been dealing with my (lack of) height nearly all my life. In elementary school, I was constantly teased for my shortcomings (get it?!). Nowadays, I can't believe I was so bothered by being called short. I mean, seriously, so what? You're seven inches taller than me. And...? Though I don't despise my height anymore (which hovers somewhere between 5'1-5'3, depending on the driver's license), it certainly affects my life. On the plus side, I never have to duck going under doorways or worrying about smacking my head on a low hanging branch. Not to mention dudes seem to love tiny girls. Something about seeming big and manly and protective or something.
On the negative, going to shows means I always have to stand right against the stage or I can't see anything. Movie theaters must be scouted out at least fifteen minutes prior to the start, to ensure that I don't get stuck behind some beanpole with a large head. And I'm probably one of the few people who must make sure every house I live in has a giant step stool, so that I can put way dishes on the top shelves or change lightbulbs or even hang up posters.
Fashion is by far the worst aspect of being short. Though heels help, I feel as though I'm constantly struggling to disguise my height, lengthening my body by playing with proportion. I'm in awe of girls like Sara of Waiting 2 Be A Millionaire, Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky, and Mel of Idée Géniale. All fall under the 5'4 marker, but you could never tell looking at their photos. They're stylish, creative, and know how to dress their bodies. I'm constantly taking tips, but man, some days I just feel short. Oh to be 5'9....I can only dream!
How do you guys deal with your least favorite body features?
Tank Top: H&M
Dress Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
Belt: Vintage (Sweet Jane- Philadelphia, PA)
Sunglasses: Forever 21