As a petite girl less is usually more. Try to stay away from overly bold prints or patterns as these will overshadow your figure. Slimmer fitting dresses and body hugging silhouettes work best for the petite girl. Don't shy away from the A-line or trumpet skirt, but the ballgown is not your best option. Halter tops with a v-neckline elongate the upper torso and empire waist skirts elongate the leg. Details on the bust line also lengthen the top part of your body and draw the eye up. Vertical stripes and patterns are also great as they create length to the entire body. As a petite girl you can never pass up a fabulous pair of heels and platforms are definitely your best friend! Just be sure your dress is hemmed to the proper length, a dress that is too long will swallow your petite frame. The petite body shape is only referring to your height, so it's important as a petite girl to determine what your second body shape is. Refer to our other body shape categories such as narrow, curvy or busty for more tips on how to choose the perfect dress to flatter your individual figure. Vanessa Hudgens is the perfect celebrity fashion role model for the petite body shape.