A few simple dos and don'ts can give the illusion of extra inches.
Things You'll Need
- Men's Dress Shirts
- Men's Dress Shoes
- Men's Dress Sweater
- Men's Khakis
- Mens' Dress Pants
- Women's Closed-toed Shoes
- Women's Dress Pants
- Women's Dress Shirts
- Women's Dress Shoes
- dresses and skirts
Wear tops whose details pull the eye down vertically; V-necks are a good choice.
Tuck shirts into pants to make your legs look longer, which will make you look taller.
Opt for clothes that fit close to your body. Bulky ones - like oversized jackets and tops - will draw the eyes out horizontally.
Try slim pants that closely follow your thighs and butt to make you look taller.
Wear vertical stripes - for instance, a pinstripe suit.
Don short skirts, avoiding skirts that cut slightly below the knee or at mid-calf.
Slip into higher-heeled shoes. Letting your cuffless pant legs drape over high shoes will provide an instant look of height.
Tips & Warnings
- Try dressing in monochrome, matching your hosiery and shoe color to the rest of your outfit to create an uninterrupted vertical line.
- Browse in the petite sections of clothing stores.
- Avoid cuffed pants, which can make you look shorter because they visually shorten the leg.
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