Simple silhouettes, such as Reese Witherspoon's fitted sheath, or wrap, shirtdress or Empire styles that will accentuate your petite figure without overwhelming it.
Too much embellishment and full skirts.
The hem length is critical: Keep it just above or below the knee.
Choose looks with vertical details, such as buttons, seams and piping.
Monochromatic styles have a lengthening effect.