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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Big Illusion: Dressing To Look Taller

A certain lack of height can feel like more than a fact of life. When it comes to fashion, it can feel like a real hurdle that you have trouble getting over. However, that’s not to say that there isn’t a way. Here, we’re going to look at a few techniques to give you an extra couple inches, real and imaginary, for when you feel like making a bigger impression.

Start with the hair
It might seem like an answer that’s a little too obvious and even too easy, but the truth is that a top knot really does help not only add an inch or two but adds a sense of verticality to your profile, as well. It’s good that it’s very much in style, right now. Pair it with some stylish shades and a scarf to complete the celeb-on-the-down-low look.
Heels always help
From the very top right to the very bottom, a pair of heels can do a lot of good. If you’re on the much smaller side, then finding heels in your size can be difficult, so it’s worth scoping out providers like Pretty Small Shoes. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the heels themselves that do all the work. Pointed heels, in particular, make your legs look even longer, which makes you look taller than you are.
Lengthen those legs
Following with that same logic, there are other ways to make your legs look longer than they really are, too. Maxi skirts are currently in, and can make you look feminine and fit in perfectly with the summer style without having to expose the fact that your legs might actually be quite short. Choosing legwear that allows the flexibility for a high waist can achieve much the same, as well. If you’re going for jeans, then consider the flared variety.
Stripes are the solution
As Fashion Magazine shows, stripes are very much the rage this year. We’ve all heard the old tale, that has proven true many a time, that horizontal stripes can make you look wider if not used wisely. The same can be said for vertical stripes helping you look taller, too. Striped flowy maxi dresses can be a godsend, but if you feel like creating a stronger profile, pinstripe jackets can have much the same effect.
Colour coordinate
Mixing and matching can be a lot of fun, but it also has the effect of visually drawing the eye to different parts of you individually. This breaks up the body, making it look all the shorter. On the other hand, going for the monochrome look makes you look leaner and longer. Play with different textures and patterns to make it look a little less like a uniform, but embrace the colour-coordinated look.
Knowing when to play the cute petite card and when to pull out all the stops to look taller than you really are can add a lot of versatility to your look. Tip to learn a little magic and complete the illusion.