It is a known fact that your height does not increase after you reach 18 years for girls and 21 for boys. So what do you do about it? You cannot grow your height unless you are taking hormonal supplements, but you can make an effort to look taller the cheat’s way. Read on below to find out how to look taller by just making a few changes to your wardrobe.
It is natural to have a little insecurity about your height if you’re on the short side. A slight tweak and you can make yourself look tall; a few tweaks to your wardrobe can help. Combined with form-fitted tops, high-waist skirts and pants can help lengthen your frame. Bigger hats and scarves can be added as accessories that call attention to your upper half. The better you feel about yourself, the more self-confident and tall you will look. Sit up straight and tall, so you feel confident in your own body.
1. CHOOSING SKIRTS OR PANTS
GO FOR FORM-FITTED, HIGH-WAIST DRESSES
Long and loose dresses can make you look saggy. They make you look like you’re floating in them, which draw attention to your height. Instead, go for dresses that are form-fitted and that cinch at the waist just above the hips. These make your body look well-proportioned, lengthening your overall frame.
For example, go for a dress with a pencil line skirt that cinches at the waist or a dress with a flared skirt.
CHOOSE FLARED JEANS
Try and look for jeans with a flare around the leg instead of straight-leg variations. Flared jeans make your legs look longer, attracting attention to your bottom half.
Jeans that drag on the floor make you look shorter. Make sure the flare of the jeans does not drag on the floor.
NO DROP CROTCH
Saggy pants, in general, are old-fashioned and can be particularly unflattering if you’re on the small and shorter side. If your pants are sagging, it will make you look shorter. If your pants sag near the crotch, have them tailored or find another fitting pair.
PICK HIGH WAIST SKIRTS OR PANTS
High waist bottoms make your legs look longer, stretching out your figure overall. When you are selecting skirts or pants, look for the ones that are meant to be buttoned and zipped at the waist. Bottoms that fall at the hips are less likely to elongate your frame.
KEEP THE LEGS OF PANTS AT THE EXACT LENGTH
It is a must to find pants with legs that fall just at the right spot above your ankles. Loose-fitting legs draw attention to your smaller frame, so you need pants that are the exact right length. If you are struggling to find a pair with the precise length, have it tailored or cuff the legs.
2. PICK TOPS THAT LENGTHEN YOUR BODY
OPT FOR V-NECKS
Go for V-necks whenever possible, for any top that you wear. V-necks work great to stretch out your frame and add height. Go for a V-neck T-shirt with flared, high-waist jeans.
If you are fond of wearing shirts, wear button downs to make it look like a V-neck, leave a few buttons undone and fold the corners of the shirt over.
TUCK THE TOPS
You will look taller if your upper body looks shorter and your legs look longer. To lengthen your frame, tuck in your shirts and tops. It works well with pants that are already high-waist.
If you wear a dress shirt and dress pants to work, tuck in the shirt to give a professional look that lengthens your frame.
PICK SLIMMER SLEEVES
Slimmer sleeves are an excellent choice if you want to look taller, as they make your arms look distinct. It lengthens your entire frame. If your arms are hugged tightly against your body, it can create sight lines that shorten your overall look.
For example, choose a suit with a form-fitted, slim jacket that is tighter around the sleeves.
OPT FOR FITTED TOPS
Choose tops that are form-fitted and tighter, it will help you look tall and lengthen your frame. The looser and bulkier the tops, the more your figure will look shorter, and smaller. Stay away from large sweatshirts, sweaters, oversized shirts and t-shirts. Go for figure-hugging clothes.
In the next blog, we will talk about how to accessorise to look tall.