How to style yourself to look taller – 5 easy tricks

style yourself to look taller

It’s true that ‘good things come in small packages.’ But, there are times when you wish you were taller than what you are. I understand! I wish I was a little taller too. Especially when I go out shopping and find the perfect pair of denim pants and realize I’d have to get them altered – at least 3 inches need to go. There is nothing wrong with being short but there is no harm in trying to style yourself to look taller!

Did you know that Megan Fox, Naomi Watts, Mila Kunis, etc. are all shorter than 5’5″? Of course, they don’t look short because of the way they style and carry their outfits. Yes, even you can do so too. There are many ways in which you can style yourself to look taller. Wearing heels is one of them, but that’s not what I am talking about. Even if you are a converse and flats kinda girl, I have listed here some really cool ways you can style yourself to look taller!

style yourself to look taller
Easy way to appear taller

5 easy-breezy ways to style yourself to look taller –

Flared denim/pants

Well, Gigi Hadid has shown us that bell bottoms have made a comeback (.) And, even if you don’t follow Gigi, you should get a pair if you want to look taller than you are. Flares give an illusion of longer legs and work well with fitted, tucked in tops! They’d look even better if they aren’t low waist but slightly high-waisted.

Maxi skirts

Contrary to popular belief, maxi skirts can really help you accentuate your height and appear taller. All you have to do is avoid layered ones and/or horizontal stripes. Again, nothing works better than a fitted top. In winter months, try not to wear a jacket that’s too long since it will just create a very shabby look. Maxi skirts with thigh-high slits also make one look tall.

Vertical Stripes

It’s no guess but vertical stripes whether on pants, dresses, or skirts give an appearance of a taller frame. On the other hand, horizontal stripes can not only make your frame shorter but they also make you appear stout as well. Apart from looking tall, vertical lines look stylish too. A sleeveless top for summers and a turtleneck for the winters would be a perfect combo????

Wear all one color

Going for a one-color look creates an illusion of a longer frame. The same color outfit helps maintain a visible flow and doesn’t break your body into the torso and legs, thereby making it appear longer. Even if it is not a one piece, try to opt for the same color top and bottom. You can always create a break by opting for nude or different colored shoes.

Pointy flats

It’s not a must for you to wear heels to appear taller. You can easily style yourself to look taller by wearing pointed flats. Pointed shoes make your leg line seem taller. Opt for pointed shoes that have a low-cut vamp. High vamps make your feet look thicker and shorter.

Aren’t these 5 ways amazing? You can now easily style yourself to look taller. No more wearing painful pencil heels and stilettos all day long just to add a few extra inches to your height. My personal favorite way of appearing taller is wearing stripes. And, pointed shoes definitely look stylish! You might want to pin this post!

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  1. Love these tips!! I shared it with my mom because she is only 5 foot, and for me I am the tallest girl in my family at 5’4″ and yes I round up on this!!

  2. These are fantastic ideas as I’d love to talk taller, the only trouble with looking taller is that it will probably make me look slimmer (which I don’t think would be a good thing). Do you have any suggestions for this? Thanks! ????

    • Hey! If you want to look tall without looking slimmer, I’d suggest you invest in some high-waisted well fitted pants. Low waist pants tend to make one look thinner. Also, peplum tops are a great way to look fuller and accentuate your curves. Even off-shoulder tops help give your waist a nice, fuller shape. Hope that helps 🙂

    • Thanks a lot for the comment Carrie. Most people believe that maxi skirts make them look shorter but if styled correctly, they can actually make you seem taller than what you actually are 🙂

  3. I’ve always been the tallest person in most crowds, but this is interesting even for me to read. My daughter, who’s only eleven, is on the same track as she’s already 5’9″. I’m sure we’ll be needing help to make ourselves look shorter, soon!


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