Add inches to your appearance without wearing 12-inch platform shoes.
You will need
- The right length jacket
- V-neck shirts
- Long pants
- Pointy shoes
- Monochromatic clothes
- Short or teased hair
- Yoga or Pilates classes
- Elevator insoles
Step 1 Choose the right jackets When picking out jackets, go for ones that end where your buttocks meet your legs. And pick single-breasted over double-breasted, which can make you look shorter by making you look wider.
Step 2 Wear V-neck shirts Wear V-neck shirts, which elongate your frame.
Avoid wearing baggy tops, which can make you look like a box: wide and short.
Step 3 Wear long pants Wear pants that reach the bottom of your heel. Stay away from cuffed pants, capris, and cargoes.
Step 4 Select pointy shoes Select pointed-toe shoes over round-toed ones; the former blend in better with your pants, so your leg line remains unbroken.
Elevator insoles are a discreet way of adding an inch or two to your height.
Step 5 Ditch the belts Go without belts; they cut your body in half, ruining the long line you want.
Step 6 Wear one color Wear one color so your torso and legs blend together.
Heavier fabrics tend to make you look bulkier and shorter. Whenever possible, opt for light- or medium-weight fabrics.
Step 7 Style your hair Let your hair help you look taller. For ladies, that means upsweep styles and a little teasing on top. For men, it means keeping your hair short.
Step 8 Take up yoga or Pilates Take yoga or Pilates classes; both have been shown to help people look taller by improving their posture.
Did You Know:
Studies repeatedly show that tall men earn more than short men.