How to Look Taller

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.

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.

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.

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.