SMART WAYS TO LOOK TALL

From high­waist trousers to asym­met­ri­cal dresses, here’s how to cre­ate an il­lu­sion of a longer frame

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - LIFESTYLE - Pr­erna Gauba

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

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Cinch your waist by wear­ing a belt or an em­pire waist­line dress

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Ver­ti­cal stripes makes you look taller

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Wear sin­gle colour en­sem­bles

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Give an il­lu­sion of long legs by wear­ing high­waist pants

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