Petite girls often complain that the looks of certain street style stars would only look good on someone tall. Well, the science hasn’t thought of the ways to add some extra inches to natural height yet, but don’t worry, fashion has its special tricks and tips to make you look taller. Here are some tips to follow.
It’s better to choose versions that slide through the length of your body, which will create a long vertical line (avoid anything with too many layers.) Be sure to keep your top fitted—a tucked-in T-shirt and a cropped leather jacket, for example—so as to not drown in fabric. Also, make sure the skirt’s hemline is as long as you can go without tripping, and add a pair of wedges or heels underneath.
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TIP 2: FLARED PANTS
Well-fitted pants with a particular flare at the bottom create an illusion of longer legs - especially when pants' edge hits the top of the shoes (heels, of course!). It’s important to keep the jeans super-slim through the leg, and to make sure the waistband hits your natural waist- not any lower because it will visually shorten your leg. For not going overboard and creating optimal height, it’s better to pair your flares with a waist-length top, or a blouse you can tuck in.
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TIP 3: HEELS WITH LOW-CUT VAMP
Here’s a small trick that will help you choose the right pair of shoes: low-cut vamp shoes make your legs look wonderfully longer and slimmer instantly when you’re wearing skirts, shorts, and dresses.
What’s a vamp? It’s the upper front part of the shoe. So, if you manage to find a pair that matches your skintone, like in the image below, it will help you to give the illusion of mile-long legs.
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TIP 4: ALL IN ONE COLOR
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And in the end I’d like to add 2 more tricks you can do with your hair to create visually taller impression. One of them is piling your hair on top of your head which can obviously make you look taller. The other trick is more like an advice to the petite nice girls who want to go with the trend and grow long hair. Dear ladies, long hair drags you down and makes you look shorter. While shorter hair open your shoulders and neckline making you look much taller.
So, now that you know all the tricks and tips, it’s time to go shopping for the right items and maybe even get a new haircut if you’re daring enough! Good luck!