How to look cute? Anonymous 7321[Reply]
My ideal appearance and style would be the one of a kpop idol or Ariana Grande - problem is, I'm very tall.2 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.
I'd love to wear cute skirts and dresses, but whenever I try on something more girly I feel like some old hag playing dress up in kids clothing. And when I wear something elegant and feminine I look even more mature. Same for makeup, everything seems to age me.
As a child I only wore secondhand trousers and pullovers, so I feel like I completely missed out on being a typical girl.
I've been basically dressing up like a business lady in long cardigans and trenchcoats since I was just a young teen (because my mom says this suits tall people) and I feel that therefore (and because of my face) many think I'm older.
Is anybody in the same boat?
I'd like your advice in basically everything: hair, makeup, clothes… are there even any cute things that somebody like me could wear without looking ridiculous? Having a bob hair cut suits me well, but it also makes me appear even larger.
I also don't know what to do with my body itself: I'm naturally athletic, so I look even manlier, stronger, matronly. If I'm at a higher weight and get a chubby face I look bloated and old - not cute like other girls. And when I'm at a lower weight I immediately look sick and haggard. I have big hands and feet, wide hips and shoulders,… it's just extremely difficult.
I'd appreciate any tips.
You must be very quite if no one notices you, but I find it hard to belive that a 6ft woman is "invisible", surely they're over exaggerating.
Post a picture of yourself (if you feel comfortable ofcourse) if you truly think your clothes make you feel plain or even one of your outfits layed out. We must go deeper.
I'm obviously not gonna post myself…
Besides the classmates not remembering I existed thing, when I did an internship somebody straight up told me that I need to be more active and then said the shadow comment, so unless they're lying to me (which doesn't make sense) I really am so silent and plain that I go unnoticed.
Well it sounds like you know what to do. On account of being approached by men, it depends on what type you are after but it sounds like you still have plenty of time left, unfortunately not everyone finds their highschool sweet heart and marries right after like a few of my friends have; wait until you're my age before you start worrying!
I have big hands too, anon! im a tall asian whos more into mature looks than cutesy ones so not sure if itll help but maybe try with cute manis? long button down skirts are generally gorgeous on everyone but i think if you keep it feminine you can definitely pull off the cute style!
I'm also tall and athletic with wide hips and shoulders like OP and skirts like that look perfect on me so I second the suggestion. They draw attention to your waist which gives a nice feminine look and the flare out around your wide hips also looks nice and balances out large shoulders. They go well with dainty flats or even low boots, blouses or simple girly shirts, and cardigans, so they're all-around a good staple item if you want to look more feminine but don't suit the super cutesy uguu style. Add some cute jewelry and you're set.
As for makeup being aging, OP since you mentioned kpop, have you tried Korean inspired makeup where everything is softened and more natural/muted colors? Like blended brown liner, brown and pink tone eyeshadow, light blush and maybe a tiny bit of lip color, those things usually don't age people the way more noticeable makeup does.