If you have a short torso, then wearing the wrong top can sometimes leave you looking like your upper half has been rudely interrupted by the waistline of your pants. If your proportions aren’t naturally even, there are a few tricks you can keep in mind when shopping for tops that make your trunk seem longer than it really is.
First, aim to draw the eye either up or down—rather than toward your middle. Interesting details at the neck or a longer hem can add inches of vertical height, whereas tops that draw focus to your center (like a cropped graphic tee) just compact your torso. Second, look for details that hit slightly below your natural waist, like a faux wrap. This will also help to create the illusion that your waist is lower on your frame than it is in reality.
Now, onto the fun part: shopping. Here are 18 tops that will both flatter and lengthen a short upper half, in the most stylish way.