If You Have a Petite Figure
Look for: Shorter hems, which make the legs look longer. You don’t have to go to the extreme of thigh-high minis: at the knee or a couple of inches above is enough. Cuts that sit higher on the waist will elongate the bottom half, too.
Avoid: “Voluminous 1950s styles and tea lengths, which can drown a small frame,” says celebrity stylist and eBay fashion contributor Annabel Tollman.
To buy: Billy Reid cotton skirt, $375, billyreid.com for stores.