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1. Just add platforms.

A short, swingy dress and major heels give you the appearance of super-long legs.

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2. Skirt Suits > Pantsuits.

We can pull off matching tops and bottoms too, just by swapping the usual pants out for a mini that's more petite-friendly.

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3. Going maxi? Pick one with cutouts.

A petite frame can easily be overwhelmed by a long skirt or maxi dress. Showing a sliver of midriff (and choosing a relatively open shoe) counteracts that effect.

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4. Make the most of optical illusions.

By choosing a color-blocked look with diagonal panels, you can actually appear taller!

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