When 5'4" Zakiya Proctor played college basketball, her taller teammates assumed she had no shopping issues. "But I've never been able to find clothes that are small enough in the waist and big enough everywhere else," says Proctor, 31, now studying to be a physician's assistant. Her blouse tackles this problem with hidden buttons and stretch fabric. Fitted jeans also conform to her shape.
Shirt, The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens, $88, $88, the-shirt.com. Pants, James Jeans, $123, Mercantile, Portland, 503-223-6649. Necklace, Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel, $180, leeangel.com. Ring, Noir Jewelry, $140, noirjewelry.com. Belt, Gap. Shoes, Talbots, $149, talbots.com.