Shopping isn’t always fun when you’re small. Jeans are too long, there’s not enough small sizes available or coats are just too wide at the shoulders. And so, to help you with this, here’s some advice on how to dress stylishly and fashionably, even when you’re under 5ft 3in.How to make yourself stand outThere are multiple ways to make yourself stand out and look great when you’re small. You should always go for trousers and jeans that have a short cut that roughly goes down to your ankle so you don’t need to turn up the bottom of your trousers.When it comes to clothes, you can either go for long or short lengths, but you should make sure that they are tailored to your size and shape and fit right. It’s also important to bear in mind that vertical stripes or colourful patterns tend to make you look taller. In terms of coats, you should go for short styles that just go over your bottom.What you need to remember is that, in general, tight-fitting clothes and short styles need to be tailored to you specifically to highlight your figure as much as you can.The right shoesIt’s not that easy to find the right shoes when you’re little either. In order to prevent your shoes from making you look even smaller than you are, you should go for pointy styles. The same goes for ankle boots with heels and you should always go for shoes that don’t make your legs look too short.In terms of ankle boots, you should choose styles that go up to your ankles as they will elongate your figure. And of course, any pair of trainers will be fine!What to avoidWhen you’re quite small, there are some things that you should avoid wearing, and the same goes for tall people too. The following rules specifically apply to us little folk:Avoid layersLong items of clothing can make you look shorter or just drown you out completelyHorizontal stripes make you look widerThick or square heels and round or square shoe tips make you look heavierWide trousers can make you look either smaller or widerTrousers that sit around your hips make you look smaller, but high-waisted trousers make you look tallerThe advantages of being smallOf course, being small also has its advantages. For example, you can wear clothes from the kids department, which tend to be much cheaper. In addition, more and more brands are offering so-called ‘petite' collections with styles and models that are perfect for us short people. And you can wear heels as high as you want! In short, being small is great (if you excuse the pun)!