Go for tighter form-fitting jackets. These will make you look slimmer and longer.
Jackets should fall slightly below the buttocks.
Do not wear blazers with more than 3 buttons. Besides being bad fashion, this will make you look shorter
Regardless of what kind of hairstyle you have, always expose your forehead and neck for maximum body length.
As a general rule, shorter hair is best for shorter people.
If you expose your forehead, that is 3 more inches of skin and therefore 3 more inches of illusory height.
Your neck also plays an important part in how tall you look.
Exposing your neck completely without any hair in the way can make it appear longer.
Wear vertical patterns such as pinstripes, herringbone, and chalk stripes. Vertical patterns elongate your body and give the illusion of being longer.
Avoid designs and patterns such as plaid, checked, or any other pattern that breaks up the vertical effect.
Your top and bottom should be the same color or the closest shade possible. This will prevent breaks in your body which gives the illusion of one long, fluid body.
Dark colors, especially black, has a slimming effect that helps chubbier people appear slimmer and shorter people longer.
When shopping, choose lighter fabrics. Heavier fabrics tend to make you look bulky, wide, and short.
Final Tips On Wardrobe Selection And Body Shape
When optimizing your wardrobe to look taller, the fit is probably the most important aspect. Avoid baggy, loose clothing at all costs! Rather, go for form-fitting, slim styles.
If you cannot find the right fit, getting your clothes custom-tailored is a viable option and one that should be taken advantage of.
Lastly, how tall you appear is in the eye of the beholder, so if you carry yourself tall and confident, you will appear taller.
In terms of body shape, a rectangle will always look longer than a square and a cylinder will always look longer than a sphere even if they’re the same length.
This is an optical illusion that can be perfectly translated into how tall you look.
You have to watch out for that width/depth to length ratio. The longer you are compared to how wide you are will always make you look taller.
Yes, this means to stay fit and trim at all times. It’s a fact, the leaner you are, the taller you look.
In fact, if you’re already short, adding bulk will just make you look even shorter.
Being fit and trim is a no-brainer that everybody, regardless of height or body style, should strive for. Not only will this make you look good and give you better health, but it will also help make you look taller.
Bonus tip to look taller: Be confident in your own skin
Regardless of how tall you are or what kind of body style you have, the way you carry yourself ultimately determines how people perceive you.
If you carry yourself with confidence and enthusiasm, you will seem larger than life and TALLER. However, if you slouch and appear insecure and depressed you’re in essence projecting a smaller version of yourself.