Now I am not short, far from it, I stand at 178cm, but you can not change who you are and there are some people out there who wish they were a little bit taller than they are. So here are a few tips and tricks that will make you kook like you have had a growth spurt. Which is great news for the vertically challenged people out there (like my twin sister who is at least 15cm shorter than me! and were supposed to be identical..hmm) So just for you there are 10 ways to look taller than you actually are below.
High Waisted Maxis
You can never go past a good maxi-skirt during the warmer months, especially if they are to be worn at the high waist. The length of the skirt draws your eye down the body, creating a lengthening effect even more so if it is void of patterns and you are wearing a heel of some sort.
Choose heels without an ankle strap
If you are vertically challenged then always go for heels and shoes without an ankle strap as they elongate your legs, creating a taller look. When you wear shoes with ankle straps and such it cuts off your legs as it draws your eyes to a stop and makes you look shorter. Then again extremely high heels always make you look tall but if you really want to look tall don’t go for the ankle straps.
Go all in one
If you wear all the one colour or pattern it creates a longer and leaner look.
Using color to enhance the illusion of height is a highly effective strategy, as it helps create a vertical line. While wearing head-to-toe black is the simplest—and eternally chicest—option, saturated hues work well, too (a look that’s incredibly now, as well.) The trick to monochrome dressing: Keep each silhouette crisp and tailored.
Go for the top knot
Obvious, yes, but piling your hair on top of your head really does gives a taller impression, again creating a more vertical line. Same goes for hair that’s simply voluminous—it adds inches! Time to put away that flatiron, friends.
Wear pointy flats
Since nobody can be expected to wear sky-high heels every day, petite gals should invest in a pair of pointy flats. Why? Because it’s a known fact that shoes with pointed toes lengthen your leg line.
Chop your hair
Long hair drags petite girls down, while shorter hair does the opposite. For the wary: A wavy lob (long bob) is the best option—it shows off your shoulders and your neckline, which makes you look taller (plus, it’s so chic!). Daring gals should go even shorter: a super-sleek chin-length bob or an elegant gamine-esque pixie.
Go for longer
by wearing a long line top makes your torso look longer,
High-waist bottoms get a bad rap, possibly thanks to an unfortunate Jessica Simpson style mishap, but when worn correctly, they can trick the eye into thinking you’re taller by elongating your lower body. Whether you choose skirts, shorts or skinny jeans, be sure to make the elevated waist visible by tucking in a tailored blouse, or opting for a slightly cropped top.
Rule the Empire
go under the bust, go on rule your empire. the longer looking skirt makes you look taller than you actually are, especially if the skirt is actually short.
Go short or go home
When you’re petite, it’s just a fact that—when it comes to skirts and dresses—you should either go super-long, or super-short (translation: avoid calf-length and knee-lengths). Mini-skirts show more skin, which creates the illusion of a longer leg. Here, petite It-girl Miroslava Duma pairs her mini-skirt with a matching top (see tip #6!) and sky-high platforms. While ankle straps typically aren’t ideal for short ladies (they cut off your leg), they can work with super-short skirts since more skin is being shown. Of course, if you’re wearing a mini, make sure it’s not offensively short—let’s keep it chic, ladies.