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How to Look Taller

Add inches to your appearance without wearing 12-inch platform shoes.


  • 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • FACT: Studies repeatedly show that tall men earn more than short men.

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

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