Summer, For petite ladies, show off those legs! Embrace shorter skirts, especially the ones that will give you some volume like pleats, flounces and bubble hems. Those with an athletic built should take the plunge; deeper necklines and accentuate the waist. While those with a rectangular body type should look for sweetheart and scoop neck lines to help create curves. Cinch your waist with a belt to help create some curves. Longer dresses are especially flattering on you too.