HomeOutfit Inspiration By GenderWomenHow to Look Taller and Outfit Ideas Being short has its perks – it makes you look cute and pretty. But sometimes, you just need a bit of height to look more like a leader and less like a follower. It is known that tall = power when it comes to job positions. There’s no denying that fact. We can wait forever until science comes up with a way to make short women grow a few inches taller, but until then – it’s best we learn a couple of tips and tricks on how to fake a couple of extra inches. Have you noticed that almost everyone looks great in v-neck tops or dresses? That’s because the v neckline will give the illusion of a much longer and leaner torso. Forget about the round-scoop necklines. Flared jeans – jeans that flare at the bottom – will give the illusion of longer legs. Try to find a pair that hits the top of your heels and has a fit that is slim through the leg. Complete the look with a waist-length blouse or a top that you can tuck in your jeans. Short women should really stick to skinny belts instead of the thick ones. This will give your waist a flattering figure and will never make you look even shorter like a thick belt can. We know you’ve heard that small women shouldn’t wear floor-length skirts and dresses. That’s totally not true at all. You just need to look for a maxi skirt in solid color that will create a lone vertical line to give you the appearance of looking taller. You don’t need thick pleats with it because it’ll make you look like you’re swimming in it. Complete the look with a fitted top or simply just tuck it in your skirt. One other thing to cheat a few additional inches into your height is by wearing a one-color ensemble. It’s very effective that it will give you a vertical line. It’s not only quite simple, but it will give you an incredibly chic outfit. High-waist skirts, shorts or jeans – they can easily elongate your lower body. Pointy shoes – invest in a quality pair since pointed toes will instantly lengthen your leg line. Having long hair can drag a short girl down but if you have shorter hair, then it can automatically make you look taller. Go for a cut that’s chin-length or a wavy long bob. Vertical stripes are something you should try wearing. This trick is known to be the oldest and the most effective. Try it out for yourself. When it comes to other skirts and dresses, it’s best to go really short or really long – nothing in between (that means no calf-length and knee-length skirts). If you wear a mini skirt, it will give the illusion of longer legs. So go mini or go home.