5 Effective Style Tips for Short Men

Size inclusive men’s clothing matters. Not everyone can be a giant, and if we were all the same height, weight, etc… fashion would be incredibly boring, wouldn’t it? We’re very used to seeing towering 6-foot models showing us the latest modern business attire for men and what styles and trends you should be looking to rework so that you can make an impact in the office or in those all-important boardroom meetings.

5 Effective Style Tips for Short Men

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Whoever says that shorter men can’t have trendy professional clothes are wrong. After all, Prince stood at five foot two, and who else do you know that could have rocked a purple suit with ease? Don’t worry, you don’t need to dress like Prince to be seen as a stylish shorter man; after all, that was a lot of purple for one person.

But, what are some of the best clothing brands for short guys in the UK?

ASOS – have a dedicated section for shorter men
Dockers – offering a 30 leg on a wide range of trousers
Beyond Retro – for those wanting to find classic pieces or something more unique
Oliver Spencer – for a classic look

We’re going to share with you our tips on clothing for short men. Read to find out more.

Invest in pieces that you will wear over and over again

It’s better to invest in a smaller number of pieces that you will often wear and fit properly rather than lots of clothes that kind of fit but not quite. You want to feel sharp in your clothes!

This doesn’t mean that you need to go to the most expensive shop you can find, the most important element is to find clothes that you feel comfortable in but also fit properly, which may include going to a tailor, but more on that later. Also, make sure to keep an eye out for sustainable fashion trends too, so that you can shop while supporting the planet.

5 Effective Style Tips for Short Men

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Think about how you use colour

A trick to make you appear taller that many don’t know! By colour blocking, you’re streamlining your look. Aim to put lighter colours up top and darker on the bottom for a great look. Thinking about accessories? The smaller, the better; the idea is to blend the top and the bottom.

If in doubt, go for monochrome. This is also quite a simple way of shopping, black and white are a classic look, wearing black trousers and a crisp white shirt is timeless, and in a causal scenario, you can add some navy chinos which will still give you the same effect.

5 Effective Style Tips for Short Men

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Add a little height

There’s nothing wrong with adding a bit of height in the shoe department; we’re not talking full-on heels (although if that’s your style, go on and rock it), but there are plenty of shoes that mean you can add a little extra height without making too much of a big deal of it.

One tip to make you look taller is to avoid wide-legged trousers; these will actually make you look boxy and, by extension, shorter. There are often simple tricks to give the illusion of adding a few inches to your frame.

5 Effective Style Tips for Short Men

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Keep it tucked

By tucking your shirt into your trousers, you can make your legs appear longer and give yourself a new and more defined waistline. Want to really make a difference? Consider some high waisted trousers – although not too high waisted, no one wants to look like Simon Cowell in the early 2000s, not a good look. Make sure that they are nicely positioned on the hips to give the illusion of longer legs.

5 Effective Style Tips for Short Men

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If in doubt, head to a tailor

If you find an outfit that you really like, that you know you’ll wear often, but it’s a little too long or baggy to fit right, then we’d suggest taking it to a tailor. Now, many people think tailoring is incredibly expensive and can only be found in the cities; however, shop around for local tailors who work on men’s clothes, one that makes you feel comfortable around them.

You may spend a decent amount of money, but when working with the right tailor, it will definitely be worth the investment as dress trousers for short men aren’t always the easiest to find off the rack!

So, there are just 5 of our top tips for shorter men. We hope you can implement them into your everyday style so you can dress with confidence. It is also worth noting that no matter what’s your size, there is a fit for you – it may mean getting to know a local tailor or a few attempts at shopping to understand what works for you, but using these tips means that you can show your style while also looking sharp.

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Joan Calabia - article authorArticle author: Joan Calabia
Joan Calabia operates as the Director of Brand Marketing for Dockers® Europe at Levi Strauss & Co. Joan’s experience spans the intricacies of marketing operations to creating immersive consumer experiences. He continues to lead the brand direction adapting to the new generation of casual consumers in our era, while maintaining the California cool lifestyle that is heritage to the brand.

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