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#petitegirlproblems: How To Look Taller

Get an instant increase in height with just a few fashion tricks.
#petitegirlproblems: How To Look Taller Get an instant increase in height with just a few fashion tricks.

Being short was never the issue, but I’m sure all petite girls can relate when I say that there are those days when you just wish you were taller. Admit it, it happens. Open field concerts, your 6-foot-tall basketball player crush trying to talk to you in a noisy-crowded place, and reaching for something on the top shelf, oh how easier life would be if only we were blessed with an extra inch or two. But, we’re not, and unlike hiding a bulging stomachflabby arms, or your thighs, there’s nothing much we can do when it comes to our God-given height. Good heavens, at least fashion is here to our rescue!

Today we show you a few trusty pieces and tricks to elongate those gams and fool everyone into thinking you’re taller than you actually are. Ready to increase your height, stat? Scroll down. 

NUDE POINTY PUMPS

We know you love those strappy steppers, but honey if you want to look taller, it's time to ditch them. Keep this equation in mind: NUDE+ POINTY+5 INCH HEEL PUMPS=INSTANT HEIGHT. 

VERTICAL LINES

Oh what would we do without stripes? This print is such a life saver because it won't only make you look thin, it also screams instant length. 

MONOCHROME DRESSING AND WIDE-LEG TROUSERS

Sticking to one color is one of our favorite lengthening strategies. It's a flattering way to create the illusion of height while looking oh-so-chic. Here, Liz Uy also sports a well cut pair of palazzo trousers. Known for its elongating powers, stick to a floor-grazing, clean cut pair in a solid color.

SAY NO TO OVERSIZED BAGS

Shoppers and extra large totes are no-nos.These are not flattering and they tend to overwhelm petite frames.

HIGH WAIST

High waist pants or skirts are a chic way to fake your height. It makes one appear taller plus you can wear your highest pair of steppers without anyone seeing it. Just make sure it's floor-length. 

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PLUNGING NECKLINE

Who says it's all about lengthening the legs? Deep Vs make your torso look longer. 

SKINNY BELTS

If you really need to wear a belt, opt for the thin variety. The thick and chunky ones will only cut your torso and make you look tinier than you already are. 

SHORT SHORTS

If you're wearing shorts anyway, might as well go all the way short. Don't be afraid to show off those gams because petite girls can get away with sporting the shortest of shorts without looking trashy. 

CROPPED JACKET

Be mindful of proportions. A jacket cut in just the right length will stretch your legs. Opting for a longer one will otherwise shorten your gams.