At 5’4″, I’m of average height and also right on the brink of being petite. I’m perfectly fine with this, but it does make it a bit difficult to shop online. Since I do 99% of my shopping online, I’ve had to figure out whether or not a particular item will work for someone who is roughly six inches shorter than the person modeling the item.
I’ve figured out a few short-girl shopping methods over the years, some of which include checking the inseam lengths and steering clear of any that are 32 inches or more (although, the puddle-pants trend is making me question that one), opting for either midi dresses or minidresses, and choosing tops and jackets that are slightly cropped and boxy.
I took my short-girl shopping expertise to the Zara site and chose a slew of pieces to try on and recommend for you. Scroll to shop my picks, from matching sets to jeans to tops.