even start introducing you with all these tips & tricks to make you look
taller or slimmer (because a lot of those tricks work for curvy ladies too, as
they are creating an ilusion of taller/slimmer looks), I want to say that this
is only a base. These are like perfect solutions for making you look taller,
but as we know- nothing in this life is perfect
( prefect = boring), so if you
would follow these tips for 70% and make your own style choices for the rest of
30%, it will work just great! :) Just don’t do all of the mistakes together if
you want to look as good and flattering as you can!
flared, well fitted jeans! Wear them with high heel shoes or boots so the hem
hits the top of your shoes . The trick here is to keep the fit of the jean
super-slim through the leg, and to make sure the waistband hits your natural
waist—not any lower. For optimal height, be sure to pair your flares with a
waist-length top, or a blouse you can tuck in.
To keep a slim line, choose pants without cuffs, bulky pockets, or
you want to wear long skirt - choose solid versions that skim the length of
your body, which will create a long vertical line (forego anything with thick
pleats or too many layers.) Be sure to keep your top fitted—a tucked-in T-shirt
and a cropped leather jacket, for example—so as to not drown in fabric. Also,
make sure the skirt’s hemline is as long as you can go without tripping, and
add a pair of wedges or heels underneath.
shoes that have a low-cut vamp. What’s a vamp? It’s the portion of a show that
cuts across your foot at the front. So, a low vamp cuts across the base of the
toes, while high vamp can come up the foot and possibly up to the ankle. If
you’re able to find a pair that matches your skintone, that’s even better to
give the illusion of mile-long legs.
not choose shoes with ankle straps- they „cut off” your legs. If you love them-
wear them in skintone or with tights in the same colour. Exception- they can work with
super-short skirt since more skin is being shown.
pointy flats. Shoes with pointed toes lengthen your leg line.
it comes to skirts and dresses - you should either go super-long, or super-short
(translation: avoid calf-length and knee-lengths).
a top knot! 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, ladies.
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
Wear all one color. 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.
Say yes to high-waist bottoms! 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.
Rock out with vertical stripes. Vertical
stripes create long lines, thus making you look, well, longer.
Ditch the gigantic shoulder bag! Keeping
your accessories appropriately scaled to your body size is a smart move for
petite girls, starting with that oversized bag. Here’s why: Every time you
cause the eye to take in width, you reduce the amount of height it takes in.
That means smaller cross-body bags, clutches, and small top-handle totes are
your best bet.
Stick with skinny belts. When it
comes to belts, short girls should always opt for a skinny version—it’ll define
your natural waist in the most flattering way possible, but won’t cut you in
half the way a super-thick belt can, which causes you to look shorter.
Wear Clothes That Fit Well - not
oversized!When you’re petite, it’s imperative
to be sure all your clothes fit properly (a good tailor is key!). Wearing
cropped skinny jeans? Make sure they’re not too cropped and that the hem
hits the ankle area—small gals should avoid anything resembling capri pants, as
they cut your leg awkwardly. With blazers and jackets, always make sure the
seams sit perfectly at the bony tops of your shoulders and that the sleeves hit
exactly at your wrist.
Avoid capri pants.
Wear V-necks. Tops with plunging V
necklines give the illusion of a longer, leaner torso.