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If you're short, shopping for clothes is no walk in the park.

And normal/tall people will never understand the struggles of finding jeans that actually fit you.

SO, if you're vertically challenged, you'll know ALL about these 6 truths when shopping for clothes.

1. You have to be SUPER selective about where you shop

People will think you're being fussy, but some stores just don't cater for small people.

You kissed goodbye to a lot of shops a loooong time ago.

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2. River Island jeans were your saviour

They were really the first affordable brand that began doing small sizes on the highstreet.

And my God, did you buy a pair in every colour.


3. Forget shopping abroad

Is it just me or do foreign countries just not cater for small people?

Whether you shop in Spain or New York, even the small sizes seem HUGE.

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4. You hate to admit it, but you do shop in the kids section sometimes

Whether it's for shoes or a cosy jumper, sometimes kids sizes just fit you more snuggly.

Shout out to a child's size 33-34 in Dunnes.

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5. But then, you feel like a child

Between clothes drowning you and being able to fit into your younger sister's clothes, you will no doubt feel like a child every now and again.

And that's a shit-buzz.

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6. But f*ck it, you're cute

After years of hating your body for not growing and catching up with the other kids, you realise that it could be worse.

And everyone sees you as 'the cute one', which ain't bad at all.

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When it comes to eye liner, there really isn't a shape that will make you look bad, but instead there are certain tips and tricks that will accentuate your eyes, to make them look their best. 

Rita Ora's make-up artist, Kathy Jeung, created six looks for Cosmopolitan which shows all the hacks you need to know! 

Asymmetrical Eyes

If one is slightly larger than the other, you will need to use a liner technique that will help you correct and equal out both of your eyes.

Kathy suggests using a black kohl liner along the last line, from the inner corner to the outer corner, increasing the width at the outer corner on the slightly uneven eye only to make it appear wider and even. 


Close-Set Eyes

The key to this eye shape is creating the illusion that your eyes are wider apart than they are. 

First use concealer on the inner corners to lighten and open up the eye area. Then, on the outer third part of your eye, create a V shape using a black liner, and then trace the shape with a jumbo liquid liner to make a thick wing. 



Extend the product up the upper lid so the fold on the lower lid doesn't hide your liner. 

Kathy recommends using a waterproof black pencil along the lashline from the inner to outer corner and stopping where the eye ends. You can also smudge it out at the outer corners, using a small smudger brush. 


Wide Eyes

Wide eyes can handle a lot of different looks, so go for a bold cat eye if you want to make the biggest impact. 

Using a waterproof black liner pencil, create a tiny V in the inner corner of your eye. Then, go over the line with a liquid liner, and wing it out at the corner for a patent-leather look. 


Small Eyes

To widen small eyes, apply a taupe shadow over the eyelid all the way up to the crease. Next, along the lash line, use a black kohl pencil.

Smudge it with your fingertip and top with a dark brown eye shadow, increasing the amount of shadow at the outer corners. Along the lower lash line, repeat the black liner/brown shadow combo. 


Almond Eyes

To accentuate almond eyes, line the inner and lower lashes with a waterproof kohl pencil the entire way around your eyes, then trace the outer corners of the upper and lower lashlines, smudging it with a brush. 

Then, top it with a grey shadow to soften it and use bronzer to accentuate the crease for a natural effect. 



No matter what height you're coming in at, there are certain things that will make anyone look shorter than what they really are. 

We've figured out the top five things that make us appear shorter, and how to change it:

Your shoes cut you off

How to look taller 101: create a long, vertical line with as few visual interruptions as possible. That's it! Shoes that cut your foot off (like Scarlett's here) will make your leg appear much shorter than it actually is, so opt for skin-baring styles á la swimsuit models who hop on their toes the minute the exit the pool. 


Your skirts aren't short enough

If your going to wear a short skirt, go for as short as you can (without looking trashy, obvs). Extending your leg length will always make you look that extra bit taller, but if you want to cover up, opt for a floor-length style as a midi-skirt will make your legs appear shorter. 


Your making people look down

Salma on the left is making you look down at her belt and shoes, but Salma on the right is making you look up at her lippy and her keyhole cut-out. If you want to appear taller, showcasing accessories or bold make-up will help keep people focusing looking up rather than down on you. 


Your hair is too long

If you're on the shorter side, long hair can be a total distraction; including to your height and even your outfit. Show more skin by donning a short hair cut – it will draw attention to your neck, which is like a lightening rod for your face. 


Cut out the cut offs

NEVER give up any trouser style (cullottes, skinny, bootcut, flare) if you're worried about seeming short. You just need to learn how to wear trousers in the right way. Emily on the left has completely shortened herself by cutting her cullottes off at the ankle, where as on the right she lets them flow right down, giving her the look of a longer leg.