There are a lot of women who think that only high heels can help them look taller than they are. And what if a woman does not feel comfortable wearing high heels? Would not it there be any other way one can appear taller? Of course, there is and that is exactly what we are going to show you today.
There are certain stylish tricks that create the visual illusion that a person is taller than they are. And if you follow them, you would not only appear taller, but you will also improve your style, so do not get surprised if people start complementing you about your style more. So, check out these tricks.
#1 Choose the right accessories and shoes
So, the first thing which you need to know is that shoes are important when it comes to looking taller. It is best to avoid wearing gladiator sandals, or high boots, because such high shoes will “shrink” your legs. In other words, you will look shorter than you are instead of taller.
And if you want to wear a kind of shoes that will not shrink your size, then you can wear ankle boots, or other kinds of shoes which do not go higher than your ankles. This will add a couple of centimeters more to your height.
Another thing you need to have in mind when it comes to shoes is that ones in nude colors will make your legs look longer while shoes in black will take a couple of inches from your height.
The next thing you need to have in mind is the accessories you choose. For example, you need to avoid choker necklaces because they make your neck appear shorter and if your neck looks shorter than it is, you will look shorter in general.
The same goes for scarves which cover your neck completely. If you want to take advantage of some jewelries which will help you look taller, then put on some really long necklaces that go under the level of your breasts.
#2 Striped prints
Striped prints can help you a lot when you are trying to appear taller, but you should be also careful with them because if you do not know to use them properly, they make “take” some of your height. For example, vertical stripes are known to make a person looks taller and slimmer because they make one’s body appear elongated.
Horizontal stripes can also do this as well. And what you need to have in mind is the thing that you need to have horizontal stripes only in one of the two halves of your outfit. For example, if you wear a top with horizontal stripes, you need to wear it up to the waist and the stripes should not go below it. If they do, you are likely to look shorter than you are. You need to be very careful with stripes, especially with horizontal ones.
#3 Jeans length and bag size
The next thing which you need to have in mind when you want to appear taller, or at least not shorter, is to have in mind the size of the bags you wear and the length of your jeans when you are wearing such. If you choose, for example, jeans that are too long, you are likely to appear shorter than you are in general. Roll the legs of the jeans up a little to shorten them.
The next thing you need to have in mind is the size of the bag you are wearing. If you choose one which is too big for you, both in width and length, it will look heavy on you and it is likely to make you appear shorter than you are. It is better to choose smaller size bags, like 10 inch ones or so. This way they will not make you look shorter.
#4 Palazzo pants
The next trick which you need to try if you do not want to look taller is to wear palazzo pants. They have floor-length and you could wear them with platform shoes. This way they will conceal your actual height and will make you look taller. When you wear them, though, you need to be careful about the tops you choose.
For example, you should not wear too long tops, like sweaters, which will go under your waist and will hide your hands. On the contrary, you need to wear them up to the waist and if the sleeves are too long to roll them up to your elbows or so. This will add some more length to your overall height.
#5 High-waist pencil skirts
High-waist pants and skirts are one of the top items you need to have in your wardrobe if you want to look taller because they create the illusion that a person is taller. So, you definitely need to have such items in your wardrobe. If you decide to wear high-waist pencil skirt, for example, you should not cover it over. Tuck your shirt in it to show the length of the skirt. This way you will make yourself a favor.
#6 Add a belt
As you have probably noticed so far, defining your waist has a crucial role in choosing the best outfit to look taller. The same goes for the last rule. If you decide to wear a shirt-dress, for example, you should not let it stay loose on your body, but you need to add a belt to define your waist. This way you will immediately start looking taller. If you do not believe it, you can test it out yourselves.