Sasha Lane’s Top Knot Trick: How It Made Her Appear Taller Than Ashley Benson

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Everyone starts from somewhere, and up-and-coming celebrities like “Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson are no exception.

Ashley arrived at the 2016 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards with another newbie actress, Sasha Lane, who had made her debut performance for “American Honey” alongside Shia Labeouf.

Sasha sported a unique twist on the classic half-up hairstyle by elegantly twisting her locs into a stylish top knot.

Her top knot hairstyle made Sasha Lane appear slightly taller than Ashley Benson at the 2016 Elle Women In Hollywood AwardsHer top knot hairstyle made Sasha Lane appear slightly taller than Ashley Benson at the 2016 Elle Women In Hollywood Awards (Credit: Sara De Boer / Startraksphoto)

Despite Sasha Lane and Ashley Benson being around 5 feet 3 inches tall, Sasha appeared slightly taller thanks to her top knot hairstyle. Sasha’s height is approximately 5 feet 3 ¾ inches (161.9 cm), while Ashley’s is about 5 feet 3 ½ inches (161.3 cm).

Sasha Lane, who stands at 5 feet 3 ¾ inches (161.9 cm), attended the 2016 ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, wearing a colorblock Louis Vuitton Resort 2017 layered dressSasha Lane, who stands at 5 feet 3 ¾ inches (161.9 cm), attended the 2016 ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, wearing a colorblock Louis Vuitton Resort 2017 layered dress (Credit: Sara De Boer / Startraksphoto)

We think it’s great that Ashley remembered her roots and didn’t pretend to be too good for other up-and-coming stars.

Ashley Benson accessorized her outfit with Ana Khouri earrings at the 2016 ELLE Women in Hollywood AwardsAshley Benson accessorized her outfit with Ana Khouri earrings at the 2016 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles on October 25, 2016 (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

Ashley wore a classic little black dress, picking a plunging number by Marc Jacobs. The then-26-year-old dressed up her selection with a pair of Ana Khouri earrings, some Neil Lane jewelry, and a pair of Jimmy Choo “Minny” sandals in black satin.

Ashley Benson showed off her feet in classic Jimmy Choo "Minny" ankle-strap sandalsAshley Benson showed off her feet in classic Jimmy Choo “Minny” ankle-strap sandals (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

It’s pretty hard to go wrong with a classic LBD, but this one has “poor fit” written all over it.

Ashley Benson complements her all-black look with silver accessoriesAshley Benson complements her all-black look with silver accessories (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

From the awkward waist shape, gaping armholes, and finally to the obviously-taped neckline, we could have gone out to Forever 21 to pick out a dress that’d look way better on Ashley.

Ashley Benson donned a classic little black dress, opting for a plunging Marc Jacobs numberAshley Benson donned a classic little black dress, opting for a plunging Marc Jacobs number (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

Luckily, Ashley’s disposition saved the day. Not only was the actress oozing with confidence on the green carpet, but she even helped rookie actress Sasha gain some new followers.

Ashley uploaded a photo with her friend with the caption, “This one ❤️.” We know how important social media is for budding Hollywood actors, so it was sweet of Benzo to give Sasha’s 15.4k following a little help.

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