There are some things that you cannot change – like your height. We all know that one of the easiest ways to add some extra inches to your frame is to slip into your sky-high heels, but is the daily pain really worth it? I think not. Contrary to popular belief, there are several ways to score that model-esque height without torturing yourself. I hope you’re listening closely, ladies!
The first trick in the book is to switch over from low-rise bottoms to a more flattering high-waist style. The latter makes your legs look longer, thereby creating the illusion of a taller body and a slimmer waist. Win-win!
The monochrome trend has been making waves for over a year now, because of its sleek and sophisticated vibe. However, what you probably did not know is that wearing one colour from top to bottom makes you look taller than you actually are, by creating a single vertical line. Black on black is always a good choice, but do not be afraid to experiment with brighter hues as well!
By now, you must have deduced that looking taller is all about creating vertical lines with your body and your garments. Another effective way to harness the power of long lines is by wearing clothes with vertical stripes. Like monochrome, vertical stripes make your body look leaner and longer.
Now, I am all about up-dos in every shape and size, but did you know that piling your head atop your head would instantly add the inches you have been looking for? A topknot is always an excellent style to sport, because you can easily take it from day to night. A classic pouf to any old ponytail or messy bun works equally well, too.
If you are on the shorter side, you definitely need a pair (or five!) of pointed flats in your wardrobe. They obviously will not add as much height to your frame as a pair of six-inch heels would, but they are definitely your best bet when it comes to heelless shoes. Invest in a pair of these babies and watch your leg line lengthen!
Finally, remember that clothes cannot do everything. An easy but often forgotten way to add inches to your body is to focus on your posture. Stand with your back straight, your shoulders backwards and your head held high. It makes a world of difference!