The Best Fashion for Petites
"When I find pants that fit my butt, I'm swimming in them everywhere else."
- Express's special shorter-leg version of jeans are ready to wear.
- Dark-wash denim always elongates the leg more effectively than the lighter kind; it's dressier and more versatile, too.
- A good crop? No such thing if you're petite: It "chops" you at the calf or ankle. For a sleek, continuous line, the hemline should cover the top of your heel.
- A high-belted top makes legs look longer, as do the heels—but for comfort's sake, "maybe I'd do pointy flats instead," says Matlin.