First, wear clothing that fits you well. Fitted or semi-fitted clothing looks better on petites than loose-fitting apparel. Avoid garments that have a lot of design ease because all that extra fabric adds bulk and can make short women look heavier than they really are. Also, choosing low necklines and v-neck jackets and tops will aid in creating the illusion of height. Like 5’2” Rachel Bilson, whose banded mini dress and high-heels help make her fame look a lot longer.
Try your best to avoid bulky over-sized handbags. I know! We all love them and they hold everything, sometimes they are just so big that they can seem to overwhelm short women. Select purses of medium size instead so that your bag will be in proportion to your smaller frame.
Lastly, Tops shouldn’t cover your rear. Cropped jackets are perfect for petite women because they give the illusion of length, especially when paired with the same color slacks or a slim skirt.
There is nothing wrong with being petite; we love our small divas too! Dressing smart can make you appear taller if that’s what you’re after. By paying a little extra attention to your wardrobe choices and standing straight and proud, you’ll get as much notice as the taller woman next to you.