There are a few things that are beyond our control while trying to look stylish. And topping this list is the physical appearance we’re born with. You cannot really do much about your height or body type. But this must not hamper your chances to look like the most gorgeous person in this world. A few clever tricks, used by celebrities like Parineeti Chopra and Mila Kunis while getting dressed can really solve the purpose.
Let us take a look at some style tips that can help to heighten our stature.
Style Tip 1. Short dresses – show some legs!
This is the best part of being short. You can wear a really short dress and get away with it! Keep the length of your dresses or skirts above the knees, making your legs look longer. Avoid body hugging pencil skirts that run up to your calves. You might end up looking like a principal.
Style Tip 2. Time to go for flared jeans.
Flared jeans go well on the dainty figure, as the hem just ends on top of the shoes giving an overall tall appearance. These kind of denims look good on tall women but are equally helpful for short-legged ones. A little volume at the end completes the whole tall look image.
Style Tip 3. Wear high waist the right way.
To elongate your lower body, or at least give an illusion of the same, all you have to do is get yourself high waist jeans, skirts, pants or shorts. They are really helpful for the ‘long torso, short legs’ body type.
Style Tip 4. A Big No-No to capris or ‘cigarette pants’.
Capris have come up a big time in the fashion world, if not much for style then definitely for their comfort. But the problem is: short legs sporting capris can make them look disproportionate, as the capris end unevenly at calves. So why not opt for shorts instead, which will give you a taller look?
Style Tip 5. Go for deep V-neck plunge line.
The idea is to give an illusion of height. So always opt for a V-neck plunge line for your tops, which will elongate your upper body visually. Avoid wearing round-neck tops or dresses that will make you look more petite.
Style Tip 6. Flowing floor-length maxis or gowns work.
Either keep it short or full length while choosing a dress for yourself. The trick is to not highlight uneven points in your outfit, which eventually will make you look short. Opt for empire waist and ankle-length maxis to make your seem longer. Team up with gladiator flats to complete your look.
Style Tip 7. Bring in the monochrome.
Uniformity in colour and tone camouflages height issues. Monochromatic colour schemes for your attire blend well and give a vertical image to the onlooker. Black is the common monochrome choice but nowadays you can choose any colour – be it blue, green, red, brown or grey; just keep it uniform.
Style Tip 8. Choose the right tops EVERY TIME!
Whenever you choose a top for yourself, spend an extra minute over getting a right one. Avoid wearing a long top or jacket, as it will hide your legs and make you look short. Look for corsets and short tops which end just around the waist exposing your lower body.
Style Tip 9. Wearing well fitted clothes is mandatory.
Well fitted clothes are a must. You got to flatter your figure with tighter clothes. Baggy dresses and pants were a trend once but they hide your vital statistics making you look plump. So wear it right, wear it tight!
Style Tip 10. And when will heels come handy.
This is the safest bet to place when you want to look tall. Choose a right heel for yourself. Look for point edged or low cut vamp shoes. They have worked well for everyone and will surely do for you.
Style Tip 11. Finally keep your chin up and do not slouch.
Nothing works better than a good attitude, which includes the right body posture. Always keep your chin up and look straight. Avoid slouching. It not only makes you look short but also lowers your confidence.
Believe you me the whole ‘looking tall’ agenda is the same as looking beautiful; it has to come from inside and not be superficial. You have to be confident about yourself and not be very conscious of your appearance. The key is to believe in yourself! The rest would be taken care of by these fashion tricks.
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