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How to Look Taller with the Right Clothes

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Fashion writers and other journalists are constantly writing articles about the style of certain celebrities. They like to analyze exactly what they are wearing and why it works so well. You’ll even find countless sources that provide information on where you can buy clothes to recreate the look of your favorite stars. However, often when we do try to get the same look, we are disappointed. It doesn’t look nearly as good on us as it does on the celebrities we watch. It’s not all about good looks. It is about working with your body type and choosing clothes that enhance your assets and downplay your negatives. Celebrities usually have stylists who help them do just that. The average person needs to do it on her own.

One of the most common issues that many regular people have is that they are not as tall as many of the celebrities and models who make clothes look so good. However, if you are vertically challenged and want to look taller, knowing how to use the right clothes to your advantage will help project the look you want. You can look taller with a little clothing magic.

To look taller in your clothes, you need to start with a solid line from head to toe. That means you should wear the same color or at least similar shades both on top and bottom. This will help you look slimmer and taller because the visual line of your body will not be cut by a contrasting color. The uninterrupted visual line is very important when striving to look taller.

Stripes are another very important tool to use in making yourself look taller. Choosing to wear vertical stripes will give the illusion that you are actually taller than you really are. Keep the stripes thin if you want to look taller and thinner. Wide stripes give you a look of added weight. Stay away from horizontal stripes. They make a drastic visual cut in your height. They also make you look heavier than you really are. Pin-striped pants are a great way to make your legs look tall and thin.

Add real height to your silhouette by wearing high heel shoes. This extra height will make you feel taller and encourage you to stand up straighter so you look taller than usual. Wear shoes that are the same color as your pants to keep that visual line going.
Avoid wearing patterns and belts. Make sure your clothing fits well and is not too tight. If it is too tight, it is distracting and disrupts the visual line of the body. Steer away from pants with cuffs also.

By using the tips provided here you will be well on your way to creating a visual illusion of height with your clothing. By working with what you have and camouflaging what you don’t have you can easily look as great as many of the celebrities out there without being a carbon copy of them.

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How to Dress Well as a Tall Girl

Tall girlMany women have to go to great lengths to stand out in a crowd. For tall girls, this isn’t a problem — you stand out no matter where you are! Having the height of a Greek goddess can be a fabulous thing, but putting together a sophisticated look that communicates who you really are does require a bit of practice.

For taller women, advice on how to dress well depends on the image you are going for. Some ladies are looking to emphasize the drama and elegance of their height, while others want to use every trick possible to camouflage it! Here a few helpful tips for both scenarios.

Dressing to Make the Most of Your Height

Clothing generally lays better on taller women, which is why models tend to be taller than the average woman. If genetics has blessed you with a few extra inches, you will be able to wear a wide variety of styles with ease. Try the following tricks to make the most of your height.

•    Long, flowing dresses will emphasize height because the line extends from the shoulder to the floor. Wearing two separate pieces, such as a top and skirt, breaks that line.

•    When choosing the color of your outfit, remember that sticking to monochromatic garments (those of the same color) will make you appear taller than using pieces of different colors. A blue top and blue pants will be more lengthening than a white top and blue pants because the two colors provide a visual line. Multiple colors break up length as well.

•    Busy patterns and horizontal stripes make the body appear wider. If you prefer a pattern, stick to thin vertical stripes.

•    Accessories such as hats and long scarves go a long way toward accentuating height. High-heeled shoes will also enhance height.

Dressing to Deemphasize Your Height

If you aren’t comfortable with your extra height (or your partner is shorter than you), there are many ways to draw attention away from this feature.

•    Avoid long dresses that flow from head to toe. Instead, choose separates to divide up your height visually. Longer tops will take length off your legs, making you appear shorter. When wearing trousers, choose those with cuffs to make the overall leg length appear shorter.

•    While those who want to emphasize height should wear monochromatic clothing, girls who are trying to draw attention away from their height have more freedom with their choice of colors. Try mixing dark and light colors to break up your body lines, and experiment with bold patterns and detailing. Wearing a belt is another way to introduce a visual dividing line that draws your eye from the left to right, instead of up and down.

•    Depending on the occasion, select flats or low heels rather than tall shoes.

The art of dressing well requires much practice, no matter your size. For those lucky enough to be tall, learning to dress well will help you to embrace and enhance your beauty!