Just because you aren’t six feet tall doesn’t automatically condemn you to looking like an awkward clumsy round ball! With the right clothing and accessories, you too can appear taller, it’s all about style choices. While being tagged “tall” is nice, you too can lengthen your silhouette to look taller. Get your appearance right and present yourself like a million bucks and you’ll be surprised. 6 tips to make you look taller;
1. Wear clothes that fit
This is very important, wearing big clothes kind of makes you look smaller than you actually are because it overwhelms you. When going for pants, you should very importantly take into consideration the length, there should be no visible form of the folds of excess at the ankle, totally unforgivable. When you wear clothes that don’t fit, they make you appear shorter and heavier than you really are, in contrast wearing clothes than fit make you look slim and elongates your figure as well, making you look taller in turn.
2. Do monochromatic colour themes
Want to look taller? Maintaining a fairly consistent colour theme, especially with darker tones is the way to go as it helps create an illusion of height. Doing the opposite cuts you in half and you sure don’t want that. Try to minimise contrast specifically between the top and bottom halves of your body. Try to do darker colours toward the bottom half of your body, this helps keep grab the attention downwards before traveling upwards. Dark bottoms with a lighter shirt creates a lengthening effect; while a darker shirt with lighter pants shortens your appearance.
3. Wear Vertically-Oriented Patterns
You know that saying vertical stripes are “slimming” while horizontal stripes are “widening” you should work with that. Rocking vertical stripes is a great way to add an impression of height as they help accentuate your physique. Wearing horizontal lines can prove very unflattering, making you appear wider and much shorter. If you’re looking to add more height, when it comes to your dress codes, attracting attention from the eyes up and down is what you should aim for and vertical patterns work.
4. Do small scale patterns
Wearing large patterns make you appear really tiny, while smaller pattern makes you look taller, giving your body more definition. Thing is, you could rock any pattern you want; stripes, polka dot, checks whatever, but ensure you pay attention to the size of the pattern, this is very important so you don’t end up looking funny.
5. Accessories should be proportionate to your build
Thin guys with thin wrists shouldn’t burden their wrist with an oversized/huge watch with bulky strap, doing the opposite makes you hand look weak. So rule is a smaller, thin guy, should wear small, thin accessories so it looks natural and fits properly. This cuts across accessories in general, neck ties and all.
6. Low rise pants are a no no
Low rise pants can be trendy, but hey fashion is about what works for you, so if you’re on the shorter side, you might want to scratch that look. Avoid wearing low rise pants that sit down on your hips because it makes your legs look shorter. Wearing pants on your hips sort of lowers the perceived waistline and that’s not the look you should be going for. Wear pants higher up on your waist (high rise jeans) they make your legs look longer.
Although the importance of embracing one’s self cannot be overemphasized, how you present yourself also matters a lot too, so give your appearance the desired boost it deserves.
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