Shopping for Petite SizesIf you are on the short and dainty side with a child-like stature, you might want to consider shopping at specialty stores that offer petite sizes such as size 0 or XS. It is simpler than trying to alter full-fashion sizes that have been proportioned for an average height range. Shortening the pant legs alone, for example, doesn't do the trick. Details like pockets and pant rises can seldom be corrected with alterations.
Alternatively, try going for tailoring services. Tailored designs work really well on a small frame. Plus you'll definitely get the perfect customized fit.