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How to Look Taller and Slimmer Instantly

Sometimes changing one piece in our outfit can make all the difference in the world. In some cases, it can even help us look taller. We at 5-Minute Crafts have prepared a guide that may help you with this

1. Match your pant color with your shoes.

When both your pants and shoes share the same color, it tricks the eyes into thinking your shoes are an extension of your legs. This trick can perhaps work better with heels on.

2. Wear fitted clothes.

Baggy clothes can make you look wider. So, wear something that helps reveal your silhouette a bit more. This can help lengthen your overall body.

3. Use mid to high rise jeans.

Like this, people will think your waistline is higher than it actually is. Wearing mid to high-rise jeans will help people perceive your legs as if they were longer.

4. Wear monochromatic clothes.

Same color spectrum colors won’t break your body line like wearing different colors would. This, in turn, will lengthen your overall outline.

5. Don’t use clothes with large prints on them.

Clothing with large prints on them may look too overwhelming on someone that’s shorter. Try to look for pieces that are proportionate to your height.

6. Wear accessories high-up.

This way, people will naturally be drawn to your upper body, as their attention will be focused primarily on your accessories. It can create the illusion that you’re taller. Some accessories you can wear are hats, glasses, tie pins, pocket squares, and any others you may be able to find.

Bonus: Some tips on how to look taller

Remember that posture has a significant impact. Therefore you should avoid slouching because it’s going to shorten your frame. Visualize a vertical line from your head to your tiptoes.

  • Use shoulder pads to look leaner and taller, although they may not be for everyone. It’ll help the upper part of your arms look slimmer and everything else below the shoulders smaller — like a slimmer waistline, waist, and arms.
  • Opt for shoe wedges — no one can see from the outside what’s inside your shoes. Only you’ll know, and it’ll make a big difference.
  • Use continuous dressing, meaning you don’t break up your clothing lines and you don’t expose any skin. For example, wearing a crop top or some pants slightly cropped with boots won’t create a continuous dressing effect. It may make your body seem shorter. But, if you wear a pair of long enough jeans to cover all the parts of your leg, you don’t expose any skin, and it creates a continuous line.

Check out this video for clothing hacks to look cooler

Please note: This article was updated in August 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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