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How To Dress Taller

Unfortunately there are no magic spells to make you instantly taller. However, thatís where fashion comes to the rescue. Being short isnít all that bad especially if you can use fashion to your advantage and come out looking like a diva. I mean, look at Sarah Jessica Parker or even Mary-Kate Olsen. Theyíre so midget-like but theyíre uber-fashionable and honestly, the last thing I think about when I look at them is how short they are. So your height is never an issue and you can simply dress to create an illusion of being taller than you actually are.
 
Your Hairstyle
shoulder skimming haircut You may or may not know this, but the hair style you sport can actually make you look taller. No seriously, no kidding! A shorter hairstyle usually looks better for a shorter girl (because they make you look taller!). You donít need to chop it all off, but maybe donít try to grow it waist long? Styles that skim the shoulders are best because they donít make your head and body look like one conjoined bodypart, and reveal the neck and shoulders. So if your body isnít hiding under mile long hair, itís bound to look longer.
 
Stripes!
This is the oldest piece of advice in the fashionistaís book so if you didnít know it, learn it now! Vertical stripes make you look taller because it looks like they elongate your torso. The coolest thing about this is, the navy look is in too, so not only will you look taller, but youíll be oh-so-hot and in style too! Try to stay away from checks though Ö the box look can end up giving you a box-shaped look too!
 
Heels, Heels, Heels
Duh! I didnít need to tell you that did I? I mean, hello Ö Iím sure heels were invented because some woman wasnít too happy with her height. So wear heels often and people will forget youíre short! No seriously Ö if they never see you in flats, theyíll never know how short you really are. Look at Posh Becks Ö can you really imagine her without her heels? It works doesnít it? No one really thinks about her height but we concentrate on her fashion instead. If you must wear flats, try not to wear shoes that are absolutely ground-skimmingly flat. If youíre wearing shoes and you still look like youíre walking bare-feet, youíll end up looking stumpy and shorter than you really are.
 
Monochromes
Black makes you look thinner and taller but black can be boring too. So you donít have to stick to black alone. Instead wear color but wear a top and a bottom of the same color. Since your outfit looks like one long column of color, it creates a lengthening effect. Darker colors definitely work better for the height-enhancing factor but Iíll leave the choice of colors up to you.
 
Clothes That Fit
No matter what size or shape you are, I canít say this enough Ė wear clothes that fit you right. Donít wear clothes that are too big/too small; too long/too short because you just look frumpy and definitely not stylish. If your clothes are too baggy, you look even shorter because your lines arenít visible at all. Also, say your pants are too long, you look like youíre wearing daddyís jeans Ė so get them altered honey!
 
Longer Legs
Lengthening your legs is the best way to look taller. I donít know exactly why but somehow three-quarter boy style pants make short legs look stubby. Iím not saying avoid them, just wear a pair thatís tapered and style them with heels, and youíll be great. Also, if you choose a pair that end just at the knee or slightly below the knee, youíll look better in them. Skinny jeans are also a great option as opposed to flared pants.
 
Avoid wearing straight cut, boys-style capris and three-quarter pants. I donít know why but they will make you legs look stubby. Wear a tapered pair if you like capris, and pair them with heels. Avoid cropped shorts too. Go for capris that end just at the knee, or slightly below and your legs will look longer.
 
Skirts
Use the logic of the three-quarter pants in choosing skirts as well. So pick a skirt that ends at the knee or below. Shorter skirts work well too if thatís more of your style. But avoid the ankle-length skirts because they make you look way shorter!
 
Give it a shot Ė theyíre a few simple tips that could have you looking taller in a few minutes without really doing much.
 
Radhika Basu Thakur                                                                    ©Hairfinder.com
 
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