Smart Dressing Tips for Shorter Men
Dressing according to your body type is key to your comfort and style.
It is important that your clothes fit flawlessly. Whatever the body type, your best features need to be highlighted but do not overdone. Below are a few tips for men with a shorter frame.
• Styles and look
Short men should choose a style that helps add visual length and cut width. Two-buttoned single-breasted and also three-buttoned single-breasted suits works best and give a neat line and length. Jackets and blazers should fall slightly below the bottoms. Too short a length will cut the body in half while too long will make the legs appear shorter than they actually are. Avoid wide lapels and pocket flaps.
Avoid wearing suspenders. Wear trousers on natural waist with tapering at the bottom. It is best if you go for a straight cut. Flat front trousers are in. If pleated, then single pleat gives a leaner look.
Shorter men should wear the smallest rise in their trousers. This will elongate the legs and will avoid making the crotch and bottom look baggy and empty. V-neck silhouettes elongate the torso. Button down and regular collars work best on this body type. Overall, opt for clothes which are trim rather than baggy.
• Patterns, colors and fabrics
Wear one bold color. A stark contrast between the top and bottom can cut the figure in half. Dark colors tend to have a slimming effect. Thicker and heavy pattern do not suit the shorter body types.
Avoid large and clustered patterns. Choose smaller and neat prints. Self color motifs work fine. Vertical stripes add good amount of height to the body. Avoid anything that gives a horizontal effect. Light and medium weight fabrics work the best. Starched outfits appear to add weight to the body. Fabrics with good fall are best suited.
Slim tie will suit a diminutive body. A small sized pattern on tie looks good. Ties should reach the belt buckle to avoid a gap. A smaller knot for the tie works better than the wider one. Opt for square-toed shoes as pointy ones will not work well for a person of shorter height. You can also opt for slight heels for an added height.
• Simple yet overlooked tips
Short hair works best for shorter men as long hair tends to hide the neck and shoulders making them look one part of the body. Maintaining a good posture also plays a key role in making you look taller than you really are.