SMART WAYS TO LOOK TALL
From highwaist trousers to asymmetrical dresses, here’s how to create an illusion of a longer frame
Are you the one with a petite frame always struggling to look taller? Well, your style can make the tedious task easier. Here are five simple ways to create the illusion of a longer frame.
High-waist trousers: Wearing your trousers or jeans higher than your natural waistline makes your legs look longer.“it creates an illusion of a higher waist and, thus, a taller figure. High-waisted pencil skirts are also a great pick. They are well-fitted and start under your ribs, making you look taller,” says stylist Sahil Gulati.
Monotone: Patterns and prints tend to make your body look shorter. Ditch them and opt for solid colours, advise experts. Pick darker hues such as marsala, blues, and blacks for lowers.
Vertical stripes: The only print that works well for short people are stripes. “They make you look slimmer and taller. Wear vertical-striped palazzos, striped long kurtas,” says designer Dhruv Vaish.
Cinch your waist: Maxi dresses in summers are the best. You can go for empire line waists or add on a waist belt to create an illusion of higher waist line and a longer frame.
Asymmetric cuts: Highlow skirts and dresses and asymmetric kurtas are ideal for short people. They cut your frame diagonally and make you look taller. PS: And, wear heels. But don’t kill your feet with high stilettos. Go for wedges that are comfy, stylish and perfect for a day date.
THE ONLY PRINT THAT WORKS FOR SHORT PEOPLE ARE STRIPES, WHICH CAN MAKE YOU LOOK TALLER
Cinch your waist by wearing a belt or an empire waistline dress
Vertical stripes makes you look taller
Wear single colour ensembles
Give an illusion of long legs by wearing highwaist pants