There are many people who wish that they were just a few inches taller. If you don’t have the God-given tallness and you want to look tall, don’t worry. You can always add a few inches to your feet by tweaking your style a bit. Here are a few styling tips to make you look taller.
Wear Short Skirts/Dresses and Carry Mini Bags
Wearing miniskirts and short dresses show off your legs. When you wear a dress or skirt that is 4-5 inches above the knees, people looking at you will naturally focus their eyes on the uncovered part of your legs. You also don’t want to carry a big bag that will steal the show. Carry a small one so that the attention of the onlookers is drawn only to the lower part of your dress.
Wear High-Waisted Pants
Whenever you wear high-waisted pants, people looking at you will see the pants, not your legs. You will, therefore, look taller to them than you are.
Choose Outfits with Vertical Stripes
Vertical stripes create the illusion of length. They draw attention to your body from head to toe, making you appear taller. Therefore, choose clothes with vertical stripes and avoid those with horizontal ones. Horizontal stripes make you look shorter.
Avoid Baggy Outfits
Baggy outfits are only good for at-home movie watching and other activities. You can’t afford to wear oversized clothes in public and desire to look taller at the same time. Choose fitting clothes that accentuate your body shape. You also want to look good on top of looking taller.
Avoid Mixing Colors
Mixing colors is generally not a good thing in fashion unless it is very necessary. Wear the same color from the top to the bottom if you want to look taller. You can color blend moderately, but single monochromatic colors work best when it comes to creating the illusion of tallness. Color blend your pants with your footwear too. One continuous column of color looks taller than two or more shorter columns.
Position Your Accessories Strategically
If you want to look taller, there are the right positions for your hat, sunglasses, handkerchiefs and other accessories. Don’t place them just anywhere. Put them in the breast pocket or elsewhere in the upper part of the body. You can be sure that most people will be attracted to these accessories, and therefore their attention will be on the upper part of your body.
In summary, looking taller entails choosing outfits that accentuate the appearance of your legs and the neck. Be careful to flaunt one asset at a time. For instance, if you put on a miniskirt, avoid a v-neck top that will appear to elongate your neck. Wear this top on a day when you don’t want to show off your legs. It is also important to choose the right outfits for your body type. You may be having a shorter torso but long legs, for example. In this case, untucking your shirt makes you look taller. It draws attention to your torso. Therefore, know your body first before trying the aforementioned styling tips. Don’t follow them blindly.