But looking taller is more than just a function of the height of your heels.
First, remember to embrace who you are! After all, loving your body gives you confidence. Always walk tall as this is the first step to appear taller. No slouching or hunching, throw back those shoulders and think tall! Straighten your spine, extend your neck and see how it visually adds inches to your torso.
Next up – what you wear! Of course clothes do matter. Choose them wisely for visual impact. Listed below are six wardrobe hacks to make you appear taller:
- Choosing the right colour
- Long patterns
- V for ‘V-neck’
- Choose an ‘A’ line silhouette
- High-waists never disappoint
- The in tuck
Choosing the right colour
Choose monochromes and solid colours to create an illusion of length and added height! Different colors simply divide the body creating boxes, making you look shorter and stubby!
You can blend colours (choosing colours from the same family) rather than wearing a starkly different one on the top and bottom.
Also match your shoes to the colour of your lowers to add length to your stems.
Vertical stripes or pinstripes are a definite yes because they naturally add length making you look taller. Pleats and vertical zippers add to this elongated illusion.
V for ‘V-neck’
Wear blouses with a deep ‘V’ neck as they too add more length to your torso.
Avoid scoop necks, crew necks and wide neck lines since they can make you look boxier!
Choose an ‘A’ line silhouette
The classic ‘A’ line silhouette that’s fitted and tailored to perfection will work wonders at lengthening your frame. On the contrary, loose and flowy clothing might not work as well and instead make you appear chubbier and shorter.
Also opt for clothing that fits snug instead of loose, flappy options.
High-waists never disappoint
Ditch those low-slung bottoms and instead wear high-waisted pants, jeans, skirts or shorts! These will help to elongate your legs. The eye will start at your waist adding extra inches to your legs making you appear taller and definitely more fashionable!
The in tuck
Wear shirts, blouses et al tucked in at the waist to keep you looking taller, or at least tuck them in from the front. Alternatively wear crop tops with very little waist showing to add a few inches to your legs and your height.
Now that your wardrobe is sorted let’s perfect those fab accessories too! Opt for long necklaces on plain tops or drape scarves in long loops at the front of your dress to add verticality. Big bags are out, so are broad belts. Skinny belts and ‘pointy toes’ footwear will elongate and lengthen. Dress well, dress smart, dress right and walk tall!