Being short doesn't mean missing out on being fashionable. A pair of stilettos isn't going to make up for confidence in your own sense of style. Here are ways to feel great and dress effectively when you're of a shorter stature.
Wear tops that pull the eye down vertically; like V-necks.
The higher the waist, the better! High-waists make your legs look longer making you appear taller.
Wear skinny trousers that follow your thighs closely which make your legs look skinny. Avoid over-sized clothes which make your look shorter and bulky!
Vertical patterns will always elongate! Try wearing vertical stripes; they make you look thinner and taller!
Making your torso appear smaller helps in making you appear taller! Try wearing crop-tops. Make sure that your tops stop at the hipline or above. Longer tops will make your legs appear even shorter.
Be monochromatic! You would look perfect in simple shift dresses, with little color accents here and there. Wearing too much color can really make us look frumpier than we really are. So, an ideal choice would be to wear your outfit all in one color. Opt for darker colored clothing; it makes you look slimmer and hence taller!
Accessorize appropriately! Don't wear heavy or bold jewellery. Choose a handbag that suits your personality; not the oversized ones.
Style your hair: Don't cut your hair to short as it makes you appear fatter and hence, shorter. Get hair extensions if your hair is too short. You can try coloring your hair; wholly or just get a few streaks. Get your hair straightened. Whatever the style is; don't get your hair cut too short. However also very long, straight hair might drag you down and hence make your body appear shorter and face longer. The perfect length for your body type is about shoulder length or a bit longer.
Do your nails right! Longer nails make your hands appear longer! Try shaping your nails, and get some nail art done!
Pick your shoes carefully. Yes, short girls who are conscious about the way they look tend to wear heels though they're not really comfortable in them. Don't try something just because it makes you look great, you need to feel great too! Platforms or flat-forms; only if you feel great, not only because you look great!
Avoid cuffed pants which make your legs appear shorter.
Too many layers or colours on petite gals are usually a no-no. Why? They give your silhouette a horizontal feel which makes your body look wider than it really it is.