Hi, my name is, Kana, and I’m vertically challenged. I’m 5’1”, 3 inches shorter than the average American female. Brittany, who stands 11 inches taller than me, previously blogged on apparel that was right for her. Well ladies, the shorty is in to reveal apparel fit for people of my stature.
Bottoms seem to be the hardest for me to find, specifically in length. I usually feel like a toddler trying on my mother’s old tennis skirts. Luckily, Roxy has entered the tennis market with a new fit appealing mostly to younger females. The Team Court Skort sits low at the hips and measures at 10.5” skort length in a size small. It comes in a variety of colors making it fun to match up with any top!
My next favorite is Nike’s Flirty Set Point Skort. Like the Roxy skort, this sits low on the hips and measures at 10.5” skort length in a size small as well. The asymmetrical ruffles give it a fun look and not to forget the fabric feels amazing!
As the average height of female professionals keep growing, I feel saddened when I “Ooo and aww” at an outfit seen on tour as I know it would not be flattering to my height. Luckily, Maria Sharapova’s Statement Skort comes in at 11.5”, short enough to give a flattering look to my legs. The pleated detail on the front and back give a playful look and comes in different colors.
When it comes to tops, I’m not the bustiest of folk. If there’s a built-in bra, I’m usually left with excess room that makes it bulky in the front, extra material at the arm holes make it look like my tank has wings, or it’s so long it might as well be a dress. Nike and Fila have joined my wardrobe becoming some of my favorite tops.
The Flirty Smash Classic Tank from Nike has a built-in bra that comfortably hugs and supports smaller chests but still offers stretch for those more endowed. The open back keeps you cool and gives it a sexy style.
For those who favor a lighter top with thinner straps, the Fila Spring Center Court Cami Tank is just right! It has a built-in shelf bra that is thin yet supportive, and I love the cross back style with the spaghetti straps.
There you have it. My favorite pieces that fit my body type. Spread the word if you find more articles of clothing that we offer for the smaller community.