How To Dress To Look Taller


How To Dress To Look Taller

We short people generally are proud of ourselves despite our height issues and all. But then we see a particular dress which makes us skip a heartbeat, but suddenly we realize that we are petite and it may not look flattering on us. Wish I was a few inches taller, sigh the petite us.

But don’t worry; today we will be sharing some awesome tips on how to dress to make you look taller. Enjoy pretty petites. 🙂

Avoid knee length dresses

how to dress to look tall

If you are short then avoid calf length dresses or skirts. Show off your legs with short dresses that end a few inches above your knees. It will make you look thinner and taller. Pair with high heels to give the impression of added length to your legs.

Small prints

Small prints dress

I know the big and bold prints with wild ray of colors sound trendy and fun when talking about maxi dresses, but small repeating patterns work best for shorter women because they provide a long, continuous line.

Vertical Stripes

Vertical Stripes to look tall

Choose vertical stripes that will add longitudinal dimension to your body.

V- neck


Wear tops that pull the eye down vertically, like V-necks, scoop necks. These can slim down your entire appearance. It also reduces the appearance of a bulky midsection.

Solid Colors

solid color dress for petite girls

Use single colors to enhance the illusion of height. Trust me, it is a highly effective strategy as it helps create a vertical line. I guess you all have heard about wearing head-to-toe black. It is the easiest and chicest option. Other saturated colors work well too.

Flared Pants

flared pants dressing tips

Flare jeans are flattering because they elongate your legs when paired with chic heels. Choose bottoms that skim the top of your shoes. Even better if you can make them touch the floor.

Really long skirts

The same trick goes with skirts as well. Make sure it touches your shoes or even better if it touches the floor.

Maxi dress

Maxi dress to look tall

Maxi dresses looks really envying on women who are long. But it can flatter short women too. Maxi dresses in small prints or color blocks with deep necks will make you look slimmer and taller. Let your maxi dress pool on the floor. Pair with high heels and rule the world.

Dresses with high slits

Dresses with high slits

if you can carry a dress with high slits, then nothing else can make you look sassier and taller. Look at Megan Fox, she looks a lot taller than 5-3 with this super high slit.

High Waist

High Waist dress for petite girls

If you can pull it off, bottoms with high waist is also a great look on short people like us.

Go Sleeveless

Sleeveless dress tip

If you are pretty petite woman then you should avoid long or puffy sleeves, since these styles can over-whelm wearers with too much fabric.

Avoid Belts

Avoid Belts dressing tips for petite girls

Broad belts break your height. So if you want to look taller and thinner avoid belts, ties and scarves tied around the waist. Broad belts create a bulky look, so if you have to add dimension to your waist, then choose thin belts.

High heels

how to look tall

The fastest and easiest solution is a pair of heels. Stilettos, boots, wedges, there are many option to choose from. They not only boost up your height for a few inches but also make you look thinner.

Pointy Shoes

dressing tips for petite girls

It is not possible to wear high heels every time and everywhere. There come flats to our rescue. Go for pointy shoes because it lengthens your leg line.

Voluminous Poof or Top Knots

Voluminous Poof or Top Knots

Pile your hair up on top of your head to give a taller impression by creating a more vertical line. Front poof hairstyles are trending and it makes you look taller as well. Double Damaka 😀

Hope the above tips help you. Lets us know…

Do you have more tips to share on how to dress to look taller?

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