All bodies are beautiful, whether you are short or tall. However, there may be times when you want to elongate your frame just a little bit. If you’re more on the petite side and seek to add a few visual inches to your figure, check out these outfit tips and tricks to make you look taller.
Be Strategic When Choosing Patterns and Prints
If you want to appear a bit taller, being strategic when choosing patterns and prints can make a big impact. When it comes to patterns that have an elongating effect, you can’t beat vertical stripes. Rather than drawing the eye across your body like horizontal stripes do, vertical stripes draw the eye up and down to give the illusion of more length.
As for prints, if you want to look tall, you should go small. Whereas larger prints can often minimize your frame, micro prints will help lengthen your look.
Give High-Waisted Bottoms a Try
For sky-high legs, high-waisted bottoms are an ideal option. By elevating your waistline, high-waisted bottoms such as skirts, shorts, or pants will make your torso appear a bit shorter while adding a few inches to your legs. To get the full lengthening effect, make sure to tuck your top into your bottoms to ensure the raised waistline is visible.
Choose Your Footwear Wisely
You probably already know what we are about to say, but no list of outfit tips and tricks to make you look taller would be complete without mentioning heels. Yes, wearing shoes that offer a bit of lift will make your legs look a bit longer and increase your overall height. Who knew?
However, you don’t have to wear heels all the time in order to look a bit more statuesque. For a more comfortable option, consider wearing pointed-toe flats. The pointed-toe will help elongate your leg—especially if they have a low vamp.
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