I'm short and a little chubby.. (I'm in a diet..) but how can I dress so I don't look shorter or chubbier? thanks!
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-ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE!
So: draw attention away from your less-than-perfect areas by keeping them a little low-key, while drawing attention towards your better areas. For example: choose an awesome hairstyle (shorter hair (neck-length) and updos tend to do well), contrast your eye colour with some eye-liner (or whatever the stuff's called... I'm a guy, for goodness' sake! O_o) (example: you have brown eyes. Accentuate it by drawing some bright blue around it. If you have bright blue eyes, accentuate it by adding blue accessories or clothing).
Also: don't wear tank tops or mini skirts... That's logical, isn't it? ;p
-Vertical stripes. (repeat after me: NO HORIZONTAL STRIPES EVER!)
-Black, or any monochromatic darker look that MATCHES well with your skin colour. Also try to avoid prints or patterns (especially pleats). They MAY make you seem chubbier. (tip: as far as colour is concerned, try dark navy, or dark violet)
-High heels (doh! ;p)
-DON'T EVER WEAR CLOTHES THAT ARE TIGHT! Do choose 'fitting clothes', but NO tightness (nor baggy, undefined clothes, for that matter... You'll look like a garbage bag O_o)
-Choose MEDIUM sized accessories. Don't wear FAT belts. Also, make sure that you don't wear necklaces that are too clunky or heavy, or too short (this will accentuate your (probably) chubby neck ('cause remember the first rule: accentuate the positive, not the negative ;p)) Also be sure not to wear too fine a accessories. They'll accentuate your chubbyness even more.
-Do NOT "split up your body". That is: don't keep the two halves of your body (underneath waist and above waist) separate, but try to make one WHOLE. It's difficult to explain. Think of it in this way: where "splitting up your body" is wearing pants and a tucked-in shirt, creating a whole look is wearing a dress. See what I mean? ;p So try wearing a LONGER blouse or vest, for example.
-Stay away from heavier, bulkier kinds of fabrics, and choose soft, "silky" kinds of garnments. (imagine yourself in an awesome darkish purple silky long blouse! ;) ...)
-Try pants with some flared hems.
-Try a v-neck shirt.
Right... That's enough for now... Hope you got enough info out of this ^^
Have a nice day!