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Many women, regardless of their height, would like to dress to look taller. It's not not just Petite women who like to create the illusion of height.
For many, it's to do with increasing confidence and charisma.
There's no magic wand to stretch you but there are lots of simple tricks you can use to visually influence the eye and help yourself to appear taller.
content to be Petite? That's great - your only problem is that you need
to take just a little more care to find clothes that fit properly
because body proportions are different
to other Body Types. Check out a few style tips for the Petite body Shape.
Nude shoes extend the leg
Size doesn't matter, confidence does!
Dolly Parton, Kristin Chenoweth
Jada Pinkett Smith, Kylie Minogue
Lady Gaga, Reece Witherspoon
Eva Longoria, Christina Aguilera
Natalie Portman, Vanessa Paradis
Renee Zellweger, Helen Mirren
1 Make sure clothes fit you properly
When clothes fit properly you will look more slender and you will appear taller
Avoid oversized or baggy clothing
Adjust hems and sleeves to the most flattering length
Ensure a jacket fits well on the shoulders
Learn to sew or find a good tailor when adjustments are necessary
2 Stand tall and confident
diet and exercise will help you retain a more slender figure
Adopt a tall and confident posture
and you'll show off your body to best advantage.
3 Choose heels and slender shoes
High heeled shoes or boots help with posture and do great things for your legs
Heels encourage you to tuck your bottom in to give a more slender effect
Make sure they are proportionate to your size, a small platform and moderate heels
clumpy shoes and ankle straps which 'cut' your leg in half and make them look heavier and shorter
Slender shoes with a low vamp and peep toe will elongate the
4 Dress to look taller in all one color
to look taller by wearing the same color or similar shades top to toe
A column of color will make you look taller - it doesn't have to be black
Match hose and shoes to elongate the leg
5 Avoid horizontal lines
Avoid cutting yourself in half with horizontal lines
Wearing separates in different colors adds width, consequently reducing the appearance of height
Keep horizontal lines and color breaks to a minimum
If you have to wear separates keep lighter colors to the top half
Tight or flouncy clothing adds width
Diagonal or assymetrical lines help to avoid horizontal
6 Don't let your clothes overwhelm you
everything into proportion - don't let yourself be overwhelmed!
that don't fit properly add bulk and extra inches
Dress to look taller with softer more
fluid fabric and a neat line
Shoulders are the first horizontal line the eye sees, make sure they fit
coats are heavy and add width - choose a 3/4 length coat
Short neat jackets and 3/4 length sleeves
Short skirts will lengthen your legs but avoid if you have wide hips as you'll look shorter
7 Think vertical
Anything that brings the eye down will elongate the body
V necklines or open neck shirt
Create vertical lines with stripes, a row of buttons, vertical panel down the front
Long necklace and drop earrings create vertical
Softly ruffled waterfall lapels
All one color, center zip, long hem length
8 Add length to your bottom half
Lengthen your legs with wider straight legged or bootcut pants
Avoid turnups and make sure the legs are long enough to cover the top of your shoe