9 Styling Tricks To Make You Instantly Look Taller
We definitely appreciate every shape and size. But sometimes a girl just wants to add a few more inches to her legs. Sure, you could try those yoga poses that promise to lengthen your muscles. But if holding downward dog all morning isn't your thing, we say just wear the clothes that will make you look taller.
There are several fashion tricks that will lengthen the appearance of your torso, legs, and arms. Make sure you're buying the right items by studying our figure-lengthening tricks below.
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If your legs aren't quite as long as you wish, create the illusion of a few extra inches with a pair of pants that stop above the belly button.
Don't forget about your neck. Elongate that often forgotten area with a plunging blouse—like this satin cami.
Shoes that match your complexion will instantly add inches to your legs. Don't forget that there are several brands that carry a diverse range of pumps for women of all skin tones, from Christian Louboutin to Kahmune.
It might be the oldest trick in the book. But, hey, it works. Slipping on a micro mini will show of your legs and make you look taller.
Don't believe the myth that petite women can't wear wide-leg trousers—look at five-foot-tall Kourtney Kardashian. She wears them all the time. The trick is to grab a pair with vertical lines or pleats that will draw the eye up and make you appear taller.
Vertical Stripes All The Way
Again, you can't go wrong with vertical lines. Stock up on skirts that feature the lengthening pattern, too.
One Color Head-To-Toe
Mixing colors can cut your height short, but wearing the same shade head to toe or grabbing a solid jumpsuit will elongate your frame.
Don't forget the importance of tailored pieces. Something like making sure your pants stop at the perfect spot costs around $10 and could make you look taller instantly.
Down Size Your Bag
Reach for the mini bag next time you want to look slightly taller. The smaller purse allows your frame to take center stage, giving the appearance of a few extra inches.