I know we’re all for embracing our bodies the way they are but it’s usual for short girls wanting to look a little taller because well it’s just human nature and there’s nothing wrong with that! Even some A-list celebrities who’re in between 5’1 to 5’5 find ways to make themselves look taller. This can either be done by positioning the camera at a certain angle if you’re doing it just for the sake of photographs but if you want to look tall in person you might need to change your dressing and stock up your wardrobe with clothes which focus more on your legs hence making them look longer. So if you’re on the shorter end of the height spectrum, here are some fashion tips that might create the illusion of height for you!
For this very purpose, we gathered professional advice from some qualified stylists which will definitely help you!
Necklines. Wearing V necklines can be of great help as it opens up your chest, making your neck and hence your body look taller. A cowl or scoop necklines might also help. Try avoiding wearing turtlenecks as much as possible but if you’re someone who wouldn’t want too much attention on your neckline, you can also make use of silk scarves by swathing them downwards rather than wrapping them around your neck.
Monotonous toned clothes can play an important role in showing off your personality. Vibrant or colorful clothes are a huge NO! They can make your frame look smaller and your body shorter. Go for darker shades since they will instantly make you look taller!
Heels. This is an obvious addition. Many women have an immeasurable love for heels but some still avoid wearing them because for them they are too uncomfortable. But they don’t always have to be stilettos. In this case, even an inch might help. But make sure the heels you choose to wear have a pointy toe rather than a rounded one. Nude color also gives the illusion of longer legs hence making you look taller.
Hair can add a lot to your personality. Whether you wear them up in a ponytail or let them loose, it’s the best accessory a girl can wear. Here, a longer cut whether slightly curled or straightened can give your stature a wider look which can make you look short. Go with a shorter cut or if you have long hair try putting them up in a pony tail since that will make your neck look a little longer too.
Slim fit. Oversized and baggy clothing makes you look lost inside your own clothes giving you a shorter and wider look. Tailored clothing gives you a more slender look, for example, a trench coat will make you stand out a few inches above the crowd.
Vertical lines. This draws the eye up and down which can draw up more attention to the length than the width. When choosing a striped dress, make sure you go for vertical stripes since that elongates you. Think pinstripes and vertical zippers too.