Choose dark colors: As dark colors have slimming effect, so try black, navy, burgundy, charcoal, deep green, or purple. Metallic color dresses can also provide a taller look, provided that they should not be too loud and lustrous. Always choose small print dresses for a trendy look because small prints provide a slimming effect than larger prints.
Wear clothes that fit well: Wear garments that fit well. Simply avoid loose-fitting apparel. Fitted or semi-fitted clothing can give more elongated look. Don’t choose garments that have extra fabric because that extra fabric adds bulk and make short women look more heavier.
Wear clothes with vertical lines: Women with petite frames can have taller appearance by wearing clothes with vertical lines. Vertical lines draw people’s attention up to down, not side to side. Thus it makes the wearer look longer and leaner. So, choose stripes, seams, fashion details that appear vertical or are in vertical panel fabric. Zig-zag prints (in falling way) can also enhance wearer’s height.
Choose V-shapes: Choose tops and dresses with V-shaped necklines. V-shaped neckline styles are aid to create the illusion of height. A little black dress with V-shaped neckline could be a best party wear for petite women.
High-Heels: Almost every petite woman prefers to wear high heels, as they are the easiest way to look tall. Sling-backs and pumps are wonderful, but avoid shoes with ankle straps. Why? Because straps breaks up the wearer vertical line and provide a shorter look. Strappy shoes look great on women with long legs.
In nutshell, choose tapered pants and skirts, straight pants, vertical striped clothes, long skirts and tops with short and medium length. Stay away from over-sized handbags, mini skirts, dresses having long sleeves and frills, wide embellished belts and bulky fabric. These fashion tips for petite women can truly provide a taller and slimming effect. Try on.. and flaunt charm everywhere and in every season.