The Style Tips That Will Make You Look Taller

Try making these adjustments to your wardrobe.

Height is something most women worry about. Unfortunately, it's also one of the few things you can't really change. That said, you can at least try to cheat by dressing to look taller. Forget the height insoles and try making these adjustments to your wardrobe. Here are some style tips that will make you look and feel taller.

High-rise bottoms are your best friend.

Let's start with the bottoms. High-rise and slim fit ones are your best bet to cheat your height. If you need a dressy outfit, opt for slim-fit trousers that you could match with heels or booties. For casual affairs, simply sport high-waisted jeans. 

Don't forget to hem your trousers.

We can't stress enough a pair of good-fitting trousers are. You've got the style and fit, but don't forget to hem them with little to no break to avoid everything bunching below. 

Avoid wearing long shirts.

Long shirts or t-shirts will always make you look like you're drowning in fabric. Plus, it covers so much of your bottoms—making the cheats from numbers 1 and 2 practically useless. Ideally, you should tuck everything in to make yourself look slimmer and your legs longer. But if tucking a top makes you uncomfortable, then make sure it doesn't pass your hipbone. 


Streamline your accessories.

Do you really need a belt? Aside from its obvious function, all a belt really does is break an outfit up. And when you're trying to look taller that, may just be your downfall. The same goes for statement shoes and flashy accessories. Just keep it simple and leave everything else at home.

Considering having your clothes altered by a good tailor.

Chances are, clothing store sizes aren't exactly flattering on you. It's the little things that matter: Sleeves that are a little too long, pants that bunch up at the bottom, and more. It might cost more, but a good tailor is truly the key to looking taller and more polished.

Be mindful of patterns.

Keep everything vertical: pinstripes, rectangular graphics, and what-have-yous. This way, the print elongates. On the other hand, you should avoid too bold prints that have the tendency to overwhelm you. Avoid patterns in large prints as well so as not to stretch you out horizontally. 


Color, of course, helps a lot too.

Dress on the safe side with monochromatic outfits. Another trick is to wear lighter colors for your tops and keep your bottoms at a darker shade. Not only does this create appropriate sections but it also draws people's eyes to your face. Moreover, you can also opt for monochromatic outfits in soft, sleek fabrics to make you look slim. 

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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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