Short girls look younger and too cute, but height can’t be changed. If you’re petite, your height can feel like a serious hindrance to your style. Until science comes up with a way to add a few inches, the Wonder Wardrobes team has come to your rescue with few very clever tips to trick people into thinking that you’re taller than you actually are.
Get a leg up on the competition with these wardrobe tips.
And yes, FYI Fifty-four percent of American women are 5-foot-4 or under (Just in case if you feel bad about your height)
1. Nude Pointy Shoes :
Wear nude heels with dresses, they create an illusion of one long leg. Avoid shoes with ankle straps for the opposite reason; they’ll cut you off just where you need the illusion of length. Also, remember platform heels can be your best friends. But since nobody can be expected to wear sky high heels all the time, one should have a pair of good pointy flats as pointed toes will lengthen your leg line.
2. Wear Vertical Stripes :
One of the oldest trick is to wear vertical stripes. Vertical lines create long lines, thus making you appear taller than you actually are.
3. Wear Thin Waist Belts :
When it comes to belts, petite females should always opt for thin waist belts. Thin waist belts define your natural waist in the most flattering way possible but won’t cut you out because of the skinniness.
4. Ditch Those Big Handbags :
Every time you cause the eye to take in width, you reduce the amount of height it takes in. That means smaller cross-body bags, slings, clutches, and small top-handle totes are your best bet.
5. Go for V Necks :
Tops and dresses with V neck give the illusion of a longer, leaner torso.
6. Pick High Waist Bottoms :
High waist bottoms when worn correctly, can trick people into thinking that you’re taller just by elongating your lower body. Whether you choose skirts, shorts or skinny jeans, be sure to make the elevated waist visible by tucking in the tees, tops or shirts, or opting for a slightly cropped top.
7. Go for Tailored or Petite Section :
Head to the petite department, where clothing is tailored for women 5-foot-4 and under or get it tailored by your own. Also Boyfriend Jeans can do this trick pretty well.
8. Have fun with Top Knot & Pouf Hairstyles :
Getting all your hair on top of your head in a knot really does give a taller impression, again creating a more vertical line. Same goes for hair that’s simply voluminous—it adds inches.
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9. Go Pale :
Yes! Denim is a wonderful fabric, no doubt; but, try to go for pale this time when you shop. It will make you look taller.
10. Flared Pants or Maxi Skirts :
This creates the illusion of a longer leg especially when the hem hits the top of your heels. Also, a well-cut maxi skirt can actually give you the appearance of looking taller.
11. Go Short :
When you’re small, it’s just a trick that, when it comes to skirts and dresses, you should either go super-long, or super-short. Dresses should end either slightly above the knee or be ankle-length; anything in-between will cut your silhouette in half. Meaning, avoid calf and knee length. Also, avoid cropped jeans. Mini-skirts show more skin, which creates the illusion of longer legs.
12. Buy Small Prints :
Never wear a pattern or print that is bigger than your fist.
13. One Solid Color :
Using color to enhance the illusion of height is an effective strategy, as it helps create a vertical line. While wearing head-to-toe black is the simplest option, saturated hues work well too.