Looking Taller and Slimmer is an art that
can be mastered by following a few simple fashion guidelines. Here in
this section we will try to explain how you can increase your perceptive
height by dressing yourself “Taller”. Perceptive height is the visually
perceived height that creates an illusion of looking taller.
a good body posture is the key for looking and walking tall. By
exercising regularly you can help keep your posture straight. Your
slouched back can hide a couple of inches under its curve. Try to iron
your back by performing stretching exercises. To learn more about
posture exercises, please visit our
Taller Exercises page. Here in this section we will try to
set the fashion parameters for people who are on the short side.
The best rule for
short individuals is to try walking within the boundaries of fashion
norms. Crossing the fine line to either side of the fashion curve will
make your short stature standout. This does not mean that you can’t be a
trendy person. What this means is that you try to be a little cautious
when you want to be a trend setter.
Matter of Proportions
according to Coco Chanel, is the architecture; it is a matter of
proportions. One of the most common reasons for looking shorter in
clothes is bad balance. Bad balance reinforces body flows, while good
balance hides the body flaws
Leah Feldon in her book, “Does this make
me look fat?” writes that there is a real feeling of empowerment that
comes from knowing what’s right for you and wearing clothes that
perfectly suits your body. How you feel in clothes is as important as
how you look in them. When you feel confident, you look confident. Most
of us feel better about ourselves when we’re at our slimmest and know we
look good to others. That’s when we feel and exude the most
Every piece of clothing you put on your
body is made up of four basic design elements: proportion, line, color,
and texture. To look your slimmest and tallest, each of those four
elements has to be right on target – and perfectly in sync with your
neutral colors make you look thinner and taller. The secret behind the
slimming power of darker colors is their ability to absorb light and
recede into the background – rather than reflect light and pop out, as
lighter and brighter colors do. Navy and black are perfect examples of
dark neutral colors. The Darker the color, the better. Dark neutral
colors are simply more appropriate for more occasions and have the added
bonus of being very easy to dress up with accessories
dressing is a very effective
trick that makes everybody looks slimmer and taller instantly. Color is
the first thing most people notice about an outfit. Dressing in one
color produces a strong unbroken vertical line that elongates the body.
Wear a monochromatic belt, pant, and shoe combination for the longest
line possible on the leg
Keep the jacket somewhat short,
which will help make your legs appear longer. Choose patterns that
stress vertical lines. Wear pants somewhat high on waist, and
make sure they have healthy break and shorter cuffs or no cuffs.
Short and heavy men should avoid
double-breasted coats, pocket flaps and single vents as these styles
will make you look heavier. Pants should have long rise, and the waist
should sit at natural waistline. A belt underneath a paunch only
accentuates the weight and makes legs look shorter.
Shorter hair generally makes you
look taller. When the neck shows, the figure looks elongated. Anything
bulky around the neck will make you look shorter.
Avoid wearing garments made from stiff
materials. Stiff fabrics will make you look square and boxy.
Similarly bulky fabrics simply add mass, making your body look
bulkier and shorter. Always go for the finer, lighter weight variety.
Fabrics, however, should have enough weight to fall naturally without
Ties have to be the right length.
After being tied, the tips of the tie should reach the waistband of the
A very long overcoat will only
overwhelm your frame and make your legs look shorter. It’s better for
you to have a little distance between the hem of your coat and the
floor, so get a topper coat just long enough to cover a suit jacket
should you need it to.
You should have your pants to have only a
slight break when they rest atop your shoes. Too much pooling of
material at the hem of the trouser will only makes you look shorter..
If you choose to wear belt with jeans
make sure the belt is a casual one. Any belt you’d wear with one
of your best suits isn’t one that you wear with jeans. With jeans, stick
with cloth or flat leather instead of a polished leather. Another thing
to remember is to avoid wearing cuffed jeans. Cuffs shorten the leg’s
appearance especially when they’re a contrasting color.
It is better for short people to tuck in
their shirts. Leaving it untucked and long just serves to shorten you by
creating the illusion of shorter legs. Tucking in not only looks
neat but prevents you from looking like you’re an eight-year old wearing
one of Dad’s button-front shirts for art class.
These smart fashion tips will help you
create an elongated illusion for maximum height enhancing effect. In
addition to these fashion tricks you can also try wearing
for an instant height increase. A combination of stretching
exercises and tall dressing tricks will not just help elevate your
height but will also help you reach the height of confidence.
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