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For petites:How to elongate your height

Power to the short ladies all over the world!!! I’m short,I’m 5 feet 2 inches, and I never realized how short I am until I stand with someone facing a mirror and I’m like woah!! For some of us we are comfortable with this height but once in a while we wanna look a tad bit taller just for the sake,so I will give a few tips I have learnt from everywhere on how to make you appear taller in a few. There’s lots of celebrities who are below 5’3 and most people do not notice because they know how to dress their height.

Jada Picket Smith 4'11
Jada Picket Smith 4’11
Victoria Beckham 5'4
Victoria Beckham 5’3

short eva-longoria 5'2

Snooki 4’8
Kim Kadarsgian 5’2
short ladies
Eva Longoria 5’2 Victoria 5’3

So here are the tips I came up with after research

1.Necklines are a big deal!!

Having low necklines elongate your look.So whether it is a long v-neck or a curved neck dress or top,low cut is better for us shorties.

v necklines are a plus
v necklines are a plus

2.Monochrome dressing

While it is fun to mix and match colored tops and bottoms, be wary of doing so because this practice can break up the vertical line of your silhouette. A monochromatic outfit, on the other hand, can really help lengthen your appearance. If you want to add a splash of color, you can wear a light to medium colored blouse with dark pants or skirt; finish off the outfit with a jacket, blazer, or cardigan in a color that matches your bottoms.

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3.Choose your patterns and stripes

Avoid wearing clothes with horizontal lines because they make you look wider and shorter than you really are. Large patterns can also overpower your small frame so you should also avoid them. Instead, choose clothes with vertical stripes, vertical pleats, and long lapels to help elongate you. Clothes with small patterns are stylish without adding on width so they are good to wear. shorts2

4.Maxi or mini

Maxi dresses in a slimming color or print and with more fitted skirts can also be worn; they look good paired with heels. As for skirts, you can go for the short or the long, but nothing at mid-calf or at the ankle. Avoid high-waist skirts because they can cut your body’s vertical line, making you look wide and short. short maxi eva short mini

5.Heels!!

If you don’t want to wear stilettos, then pick shoes with heels that aren’t too chunky. You should also remember to avoid wearing shoes or sandals that have ankle straps. Ankle straps can thicken the leg and make you appear short. Shoes with open or pointed toes, whether they are heels or flats, can give the illusion of height. Avoid ankle boots and black shoes unless you are wearing black stockings withe black shoes.Avoid gladiator sandals!!!!!Also avoid mid calf boots and high top sneakers as they cut of the leg making it appear short. Go for nude heels,heels close to your skin colour so it blends with your skin to give the illusion of long legs

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Also knee high boots or long boots do elongate the leg. knee-high-boots-2

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And there are my tips on how to elongate your height visually,I follow these principles and they work for me,but my ultimate “look tall” look is dressing in all black,this is because it slims and gives an illusion of height.

Know how to dress your body.

Later lovelies!