The Most Flattering Clothes—And Hairstyle—For Your Body
At 5'2", actress and singer Milian (current single: "Video Model" featuring Lil Wayne) is always on the hunt for perfectly proportioned clothes. "I can't wear anything baggy; pants are always too long," she says. "I usually shorten dresses to show more leg, but I try not to go too far—I don't want to have to watch my butt every ten seconds." Her easiest fix for too-long garments? "I roll up my jeans, boyfriend-style, or I just wear heels."
What She Knows Works for Sure
Wedge sneakers, 7 For All Mankind jeans, leather pieces from Alexander Wang, anything from NastyGal.com. "And a great Louis Vuitton shoe dresses up everything," she says.
O Creative Director Adam Glassman's Take
A petite woman doesn't have to stick to solids. Just choose small prints so the pattern doesn't swamp your frame. Cropped lengths, like these Nicole Miller Artelier designer pants, and heels in a color that matches your skin tone visually elongate the leg.
If you're petite...
Accessorize with small, delicate pieces. Bold jewelry can look too big on petites.
Choose strappy, skin-baring heels. They're more leg lengthening than pumps.
Check out these websites:
Jacket, Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel, $495. Shirt, Ann Taylor, $89. Pants, Nicole Miller Artelier, $235. Earrings, Stephanie Kantis. Bracelet, Lulu Frost. Shoes, Manolo Blahnik.