If you’re self-conscious about your height, there isn’t really much you can do to increase it physically. Unless, of course, you go through a gruesome process of lengthening your bones. Besides these drastic measures, you can definitely dress to give off the illusion that you’re taller than you are.
Another thing you can do is work on your posture; it’s surprising how much taller and slimmer you can look if you stand up straight. Here are more easy tips on how you can use your style to enhance your height and give off the illusion that you’re taller.
Wearing a monochromatic outfit will allow you to contrast shades rather than colors, which will streamline your legs and add an illusion of more height. The darker, the better, but you should try to avoid wearing all black because that’ll actually make you look shorter. If you do decide to mix colors or shapes, you should wear dark colors down low and lighter colors up top to create an effect that’ll draw everyone else’s eyes upward.
Customize your clothes
Any extra inches of fabric might not seem like too big of an issue, but having your shirts fitted for you and tailored for your body type will make a world of difference. A single inch can look totally different on people with different heights, so you want to find the perfect fit. Some areas you should pay attention to when tailoring your clothes are your arms and chest. If you want to create the illusion of length, you should work on your arms directly.
Higher arm holes to allow for a slimmer fit with management, leaving the body out to our eyes. Your shirt should be a slim fit throughout your chest to help narrow your torso. Nearing your chest for the cleanest fit will work on any male body type. Another important fix is your shirt cuffs: It is generally recommended that 1/2 to 3/4 inch of your cuff shows under your blazer, but shorter men should show only 1/4 inch because more than that will make her arms look shorter. Your shirt length is another very important fix, especially if you’re wearing a button-down shirt.
You should definitely be taking it in to give you a slimmer line and make your legs look longer. If you absolutely cannot take in your shirt, make sure you get a shorter shirt to balance your body out and keep your proportions in check. The wrong size might just look like it’s swallowing you whole or that it doesn’t belong to you.
Customizing your suit
If you are customizing your own suit, you want to make sure to pay close attention to some specific areas with a really good tailor that will know how to fix your suit according to your needs. First, wear shorter jackets that will expose more of your legs to give the illusion of height. Narrower lapels will keep your shoulders from looking wide, which won’t add height to your body. It will also dip in the chest as well as your shoulders to give more of an appearance of length.
Try to add slimmer sleeve widths as well to add even more link to your arms while helping you appear lean and long. Positioning the waist buttons in a higher point will draw the eye upward along the body, giving the appearance of a high waist and longer legs. If possible, opt for medium rise trousers so that the drop of the crotch will create the illusion of longer legs.
A slim fit will keep your legs from looking bulky, and your pants from looking baggy, which can take away length and height. You might also want to look into no-break trousers to create a nice continuous line from the top to the bottom of your trousers to elongate your legs.
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