Having a small butt is not a problem! Sure, big butts are having a moment, but that doesn't make your cute little tush any less amazing. It's just a little hard to shop for sometimes.
1. Rompers made of flowy fabrics will give you a saggy diaper butt, guaranteed.
These actually look really cute on you from the front. Then you turn around and discover your butt has somehow transformed into a foot-long pancake. You and pancakes have a love-hate relationship because of this. Structured rompers, which don't rely on your derrière to give them shape, are much more flattering.
2. Bodycon dresses aren't really that bodycon.
If you're ever feeling sassy and want to wear something skintight that shows off your figure, a bodycon dress is usually a good option. Unless, of course, the dress doesn't cling to your lower half or cup your butt quite like you thought it would. Then you end up looking like you're wearing a nice business-casual dress suit on your way to a board meeting.
3. Pants fit your legs but are bunchy in the butt.
Girls with small butts have to pull up their pants as often as girls with big breasts have to pull up strapless dresses. That's just the way gravity works. This is especially bad with yoga pants and leggings.
4. Pants that don't have butt pockets.
Pockets are great. Pockets with little flap closures are even better. Not only does the extra fabric act like built-in butt pads, but also if they're placed in just the right spot, you might even be able to get away with having a surprisingly shapely-looking tush. Sometimes you even walk around with your phone and random contents in your back pockets for some extra oomph. You are not ashamed by this. On the contrary, pants without pockets do nothing for you. In fact, you're convinced the only purpose of pants without butt pockets is to sabotage you.
5. Flowy skater skirts are never a good thing. Ever.
Riddle me this—how can a style of skirt make small butts look even smaller yet somehow make big butts look bigger? It's one of the greatest unfortunate mysteries of life. Structured skirts made with thicker fabrics, on the other hand, are a godsend.
6. Maxi dresses and skirts are actually invisibility cloaks for your ass.
Sometimes too much fabric is a bad thing. These dresses and skirts basically drown your butt in fabric until the next thing you know, you're playing hide-and-seek with your own butt.
7. All the shorts you find are either too long or too loose.
Shorts that are too long look like a sad lunch sack with a flattened peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich inside. On the other hand, cutoff shorts that are so short that your butt hangs out the bottom actually look good on you because you don't have a butt and thus, it doesn't hang out.
8. The waist of your pants sits higher in the back than in the front like some kind of strange pants mullet.
Your tush doesn't quite fill out your pants all the way, so you're forced to choose between two options: letting your pants sag all day or pulling your pants up all the way and walking around with the back pockets of your jeans basically at your lower back.
9. Boy shorts fit you like granny panties.
When these fit right, they only cover the very top of your butt and make you look like you always have a little bit of a wedgie because your butt is sOoO big. If you have a small butt, however, these fit you like actual boys shorts—boxer briefs, if you will. Also, one size never fits all.
10. Swimsuit tops that aren't sold separately from the bottoms.
Why?! If you're a woman who was blessed to be born with the big boobs/small booty combo, you understand how frustrating this is and wish you could call every store that makes bikini tops and bottoms sold as a set to tell them to kiss your flat butt.
If all of these apply to you, never fear. Here are some tips for flattering that tiny little rump of yours.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.