7 fash­ion tips for men to look taller

Your short height shouldn’t re­strict you from look­ing like a show­stop­per. We tell you all our tricks in the bag

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - ABHINAV VERMA (WITH IN­PUTS BY DE­SIGNER AN­GAD SINGH MAL­HO­TRA)

Not be­ing tall enough is no ex­cuse to dress safe all the time, as this could lead to bore­dom. With a few smart tips in mind, you can eas­ily be ahead of the fash­ion curve and add a few ex­tra inches to your height. Here’s how to dress wise:

1 Go for slim fit: Th­ese make you look leaner and taller. Slim fit jeans or cig­a­rette pants stretch the length of the legs vis­ually. As for shirts, go for slim fit shirts and tuck them in. Leav­ing the shirt out­side will give you a baggy look, mak­ing you look shorter.

2 Choos­ing the right pat­tern: If you like wear­ing stripes, go for ver­ti­cal stripes run­ning across the fab­ric. This will give the il­lu­sion of a longer sil­hou­ette. If you are not too keen on stripes, go for pat­terns which are in line with your body type. Shorter guys should stick to smaller pat­terns.

3 Colour com­bi­na­tions: Go for a dark and light colour com­bi­na­tion. A pair of dark-coloured pants or jeans paired with light­coloured top will take away the at­ten­tion from the short­ness of your legs and make them look longer. But when it comes to jack­ets or coats, re­verse the com­bi­na­tion with brightly coloured bot­toms and dark coloured jack­ets and coats.

4 Monochromatic pat­tern: Stream­line your look by stick­ing to one colour. Don’t mix and match too many colours. Uni­for­mity in colours gives one an il­lu­sion of height. A colour pal­ette of clas­sic colours such as black, white, coal, brown, grey and olive green is most flat­ter­ing for you.

5 Lay­er­ing: Layer your fab­ric at the right places to cre­ate the il­lu­sion of a leaner body. Layer a but­ton down shirt with a fit­ted jacket or al­ter­na­tively pair a T-shirt with a waist coat for a more ca­sual look.

6 Shoes: Avoid wear­ing sneak­ers or any flat-footed footwear, as they will only make you look short and squat. Go for sleek boots and pair them with slim fit jeans. Boots will make your legs look taller and pro­por­tion­ate.

7 Short men should opt for peaked lapels when it comes to for­mal wear. A sin­gle lapelled jacket with peaks is ideal. If you go for a two-but­ton, then a higher but­ton stance al­ways comes in handy. In terms of dou­ble breasted jack­ets, shorter men should stick to a sin­gle or two but­toned jacket with a 4/1 or 4/2 con­fig­u­ra­tion.

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