How to Look Taller by Dressing Smarter

Kath —  April 27, 2017

According to studies, tall men radiates authority and score hotter babes. Because of this, it’s not surprising why most men want to look taller. While you can’t alter your genetics, there are some things you can do to create the illusion of height. The good news is that dressing smarter can actually help you appear taller than you are.

If you want to add some extra height to your look, then we urge you to read on. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to look taller. Use these styling tips so you’ll look cool and fashionable while adding a few extra inches to your height.

Dress monochromatically

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When shopping for pants, opt for something in dark color. Dark-colored pants will give the slimmest, most streamlined appearance. It is also a good idea to dress in all one color. For instance, you can wear a charcoal gray shirt and pants or pair a black suit with black shoes. This will draw the attention up toward your upper body, which in turn makes your look taller. Wearing different shades of the same color will also help you achieve the same effect.

If you wear clothes of different colors, this will break the body line and make you appear shorter. Always streamline your look to create the illusion of height.

Choose vertical patterns

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Stay away from clothes with horizontal lines. Not only are they unflattering, they can also make you look larger and wider. When buying textured clothing, we highly recommend that you stick to something with verticals stripes or simple monochromes. This will lengthen the silhouette and draw a person’s gaze all the way up your body and face; thus, causing the eye to take in more length that width. It’s pure illusion.

Fitting is important

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Most men tend to buy clothes that are 1 to 2 sizes bigger for them. If you are on the shorter side and you’re wearing a loose shirt, then you’ll look sloppy. It will also emphasize your petite frame. Pay attention to where your clothing sits on your body when shopping for menswear.

If you are a short guy, finding pants that fit you perfectly can be a challenge. More often than not, you’ll need to have them altered because they’re too big for you. Pants that are tailored to the right fit and length will make you look taller, stronger and more confident.

Make sure that your pants fit you perfectly. Slim fit pants are perfect for short guys because it elongates the legs and cleans up the lines. Wearing baggy or badly fitted pants will make you look shorter.  Let a trusted tailor do the job so as to make sure that you get the fit right everywhere. It may cost more, but the fit will work best for you.

Accessorize

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Many men wear accessories, but do it incorrectly. If you are on the shorter side, choosing the wrong accessories may make you appear shorter.

The key to looking taller is to avoid drawing attention below your chest. To maintain that upward sweep, we recommend wearing accessories high up on the body. This includes ties, sunglasses, hats and lapel pins. Belts and vets should be avoided because they create a very busy middle section of the body, which has a shortening effect.

Don’t forget the shoes

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Most men put too much though on their outfit, but not on their shoes. A good pair of shoes will streamline your look, draw attention purposefully and even compliment your figure.

Vertically-challenged men usually opt for shoes with thick soles, thinking that they’ll add a couple of inches to their height. While there is no denying that these types of shoes will make you look taller, most of them are downright ugly. Plus, we don’t think that they’ll cure all the woes associated with being a short man.

Skip the thick-heeled shoes and opt for sleek boots instead. Boots, when paired with slim fit jeans, will create the illusion of long, lean legs. Avoid wearing sneakers as they’ll make you look short and squat.

Try heel inserts

 

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Looking for an easy way on how to look taller? Consider heel inserts. A few years ago, there was a rumor spreading around that Tom Cruise, as well as other Hollywood men, are wearing heel inserts to get taller. Well, if it’s good enough for them, then maybe you should give them a try as well.

Heel inserts are easy to use. Simply slip them inside your shoes, preferably those with higher ankle, and it will physically increase your height by as much as 3 inches. The downside to wearing these inserts is that they are uncomfortable.

Final thoughts

You don’t have to be a six-footer to walk into a room looking like a badass. Being the best dressed person in the room will not only give you a boost in confidence, it will also give you the appearance of more height. Choose your clothes wisely and settle for clothes that are flattering for your smaller figure. If you do, people will take you more seriously and you’ll be walking taller than ever. Don’t be too bothered by your height. After all, height is nothing but a number.

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