Ph/ Sandra Kisic _
I have always been the shortest in class. Always. And I have never regretted it. Never. There are simply so many great things about being a petite girl. Apart from looking and/or being called cute and adorable all the time (even when you're furiously throwing and kicking things), being in the middle and front of every picture (feeling very important and integral to the group), not having a height problem when dating men (tall, short, middle sized… all of them work), having all the travel space you need (and still being loved by your companions), getting offered help with heavy and high positioned things (from cute looking strangers) or simply being the element of surprise that no one saw coming (literally), there are lot of fashion related perks, too.
1 / Fashion rules don't apply
This relates to looking adorable all the time. It's not just you don't look threatening, when you're furious. It's looking cute, even when you're in a ten times bigger top shaped like a potato sack and not balancing it out with anything slim fitted or teeny tiny. You don't have to. YOU are teeny tiny. And you know it, so you don't have to be afraid of looking too curvy, too tall, too big, too boyish… You are never too much of anything.
Example: Culottes with flats are forbidden? Says who and why?
Tak například: Že se cullottes nesmí nosit k placatým botám? Kdo to kdy řekl a proč?
2 / There is always a right size in the sales
Do you know how in central Europe, most women have size EU38 and higher? And do you know how you don't? Small shoes are always waiting there for you in the sale department because all the majority of women had to leave them with words like: "Who can ever fit a size like this? Cinderella?". All the skirts and pants in size 0 ("Who can ever wear a size like this? 14yo model?") are hanging in there till the end of season comes, too. Plus, if you can't find any of the above, you know you can settle with that size XL / 42 top. We agreed with Dorka on this: Any 42-sized top makes the perfect summer dress for a petite girl!
Example: Anything oversized and on sale works!
Tak například: Obří a ze slev. To vždycky funguje!
3 / Kids sections save money and health
Leggins, hats, sneakers… All the basics you might need are made in the kids section, too. From better materials, with better sole or filling, for better prices. And they fit you better because they're available in half or quarter sizes. Genius.
Example: I win at the half-priced, fully stocked, kids size, more comfortable sneaker game.
Tak například: Tenisky za polovinu ceny a ještě ortopedické, to já ráda.
4 / Never too high, never too short
Read perk no. 1 again. Those 13cm heels you are about to wear are definitely not too tall for you. And those denim shorts you bought yesterday are definitely not too short. You won't stand out in a freakish way, just because, well, you won't stand out.
Example: Here, I am wearing 12cm heels. You would't know, would you?
Tak například: Tady mám na sobě 12cm podpatky, nikdo byste si ale nevšiml, že ne?
5 / Your tall friends' clothes
… that you can wear but they can't wear yours. This equation only works one way and you're on the better side of it.
6 / Getting crafty
Altough the sizes you want usually wait for you, sometimes things are still a little too long or a little too big or just need an extra push. If you don't have time for tailoring, you get crafty on the go. We've already established, that any denim simply looks better fringed, so you can cut off those extra 20cm without feeling bad. But there's more. For example, I've learned to do just about anything with a hair-tie. Whether that is changing the shape of my dress or changing the shape of my pants or tying a mesh top underneath my skirt… Good trick that works on petite people (as we are the only ones to afford it) is also to layer a layer on a layer on a layer.
7 / Cuter than your boyfriend
Us petite(s) were born for stealing out the boyfriends' closets. You can range from shirts, hoodies, sweatshirt up to bombers and you won't look boyish or masculine or like The Rock. You are going to be cute and your long sleeves will be in fashion. Unisex becoming a trend is right there for you.
Example: I'm not giving this one back.
Tak například: Tuhle nedám.
See? So many advantages! Do you know of anything else? Let me know in the comments!