Fake more height with your clothes
Not all of us are blessed with the gift of height. However, just because height has not favored us, does not mean we end up aggravating our look by wearing clothes which make us look petite or short. There are some simple clothing tricks which can instantly make us look taller than we really are!
The golden rule to looking taller is to not wear baggy clothes. We often tend to wear loose, ill-fitting clothes which do nothing to add to our height or our general appearance. They not only make short women look shorter, they also make one look dowdier than they really are. Skipping the baggy clothes and getting some well-fitting ones is the first step to looking taller.
Improving your posture is another important aspect to looking taller. People often tend to hunch, and this does not flatter one’s height at all. Standing upright, with your back straight and your shoulders back will not only help you look taller, it will also improve your general image at all times. One should always have the correct posture at all times.
Mono-coloured clothes are another way to looking taller. Try to stick to a smaller colour palette per attire, and you will instantly look taller than you are. Adding too many colours to one outfit will make you look shorter. Also, one should opt for vertical stripes. These stripes will instantly give the illusion of being taller for the wearer. Horizontal stripes on the other hand, make one look broader, and hence, shorter.
Heels are another golden rule to looking taller. While wearing stilettos at all time can be problematic, not to mention painful to the feet, wedges are a nice alternative for those who want to add height through their shoes. Opt for boots with slight heels, and make sure you stay away from flats if you want to appear taller at all times.
Straight-fitted, long pants are also a godsend for those who want to look taller. Make sure your pants are long enough to graze your shoes, and stay well away from capris or shorts. High-waist pants and skirts are also a very good option. They instantly give the illusion of longer legs. Skirts which go till right below your knees will not flatter you in terms of height at all, since they make the legs look shorter. Same goes for shorts as well, they do not help people who do not have endless legs. Opting for the right kind of bottom-wear is very important.
One can also fake height by wearing their hair higher. High-buns and ponytails which are made higher up on the head are a very good idea for women who want to look taller. Not only do they add height by being higher up on the head, they also expose your neck to make you look taller than you really are.
These are just some of the tips which will help you add to the illusion of looking taller. They are small, but strategic changes which will instantly enhance your appearance and make you look like a million dollars!