8 Easy Outfits That Will Make You Look Taller
Just because you weren’t born with the measurements of a Hadid sister doesn’t mean you can’t fake modelesque height. All it takes is a little strategic styling and visual trickery, as demonstrated by the following eight outfits.
Wear Something Monochromatic
Dressing all in one color creates a long line from your head to your toes and makes you look taller automatically. This works for any color, but an all-black ensemble has the extra perk of being simultaneously slimming and lengthening.
Wear All Things High Waist
One of the easiest ways to look taller? Wearing high-waist pants and skirts. By faking a higher waistline, your legs look like they begin at least a few inches before they actually do. Beyond easy.
Pair a Shorter Skirt with Tall Boots
Knee-high or over-the-knee boots are a game-changer when it comes to making your gams look miles-long. Worn with a skirt that hits above your knee, they’ll make your legs look, like, twice their actual length.
Wear Pointed-Toe Shoes in Your Skin Tone
Pointy, skin-colored shoes (or those that are see-through) visually extend the length of your legs without a break in color. Nude flats will do the trick, but for maximum lengthening, opt for a heel.
Wear a Cropped Coat or Jacket
Here’s another optical illusion for you. Just as high-waist pants make it look like your waist is higher, a shorter coat does the same. Since outerwear typically hits at your natural waist, raising the hem a bit makes it look like your waist is much higher than it is.
Wear Cropped Pants
Remember when you went through a growth spurt as a kid and all your pants looked too short? Cropped trousers create the same, leg-lengthening effect. No one has to know you haven’t gotten any taller in decades.