Before we start with the fashion advice, the following are some
simple yet often overlooked tips that can help you appear taller:
1. Maintaining good posture is key if you want to hit your maximum
height potential. Remember to sit with your back straight and stand
proud with your head up high at all times. A slouched stance will
only make you look shorter, not to mention insecure.
2. Keep in mind that, as a general rule, short hair works best for
shorter men. Long hair tends to hide the neck and shoulders, making
your head and body look like one body part, which doesn't help you
in your quest to look taller.
Wear vertical stripes
Anything that elongates your height is a good thing. For example,
vertical stripes in clothing can help extend the look of your
Opt for dark shades & light fabrics
In addition, dark colors, especially black, tend to have a slimming
effect and help shorter men seem more elongated. The same applies to
light or medium-weight fabrics. Heavier fabrics, on the other hand,
tend to make you look bulkier and shorter.
A proper fit is key
Remember it's important that your clothes fit flawlessly. Looser
garments can make you look stumpy, so opt for a fit that is trim
rather than baggy. In terms of sweaters and T-shirts, V-necks can
help make your torso look longer. Turtlenecks, on the other hand,
can make you look stumpy, as they conceal your neck.
Do not wear your pants too high; you should wear them just above
your hips. Also, avoid wearing low-rise pants (even if they are the
trendier alternative), as they tend to make legs look shorter than
they already are. Your trousers should break on your shoes slightly
more than average, to help make your legs look longer by covering
your socks properly. Finally, keep in mind that pants with no pleats
or a single pleat are more flattering than multiple pleats.
Just look good
Just remember that the key is not necessarily to look as tall you
can, but to look as good as you can. The proper fit and the right
styles can make you look great, regardless of your height.