Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Three (3) Simple Ways to Look Taller

The following suggestions are good basic information for every woman who wants to look taller.  From my experience, a clean line/cut, dark colored pair of pants (wide leg or sightly flared) with a crisp white or colorful blouse paired with a nice pair of heels (whether boots, pumps or wedges) helps to elongate the visual line of your silhouette.  For me, I do not find cropped pants to aid in appearing taller, thinner, etc.  It gives me quite the opposite effect. 

Also, while this article is from a magazine, please note that you can achieve any of the below looks for way way less money than the items they chose to display.

Punctuate Properly

When wearing shorter pants, leave the waistband exposed and finish with classic heels that come down low on the foot.
woman in yellow shirt
Blazer, $695, DKNY, dkny​.com for locations. Sweater, $70, jcrew.com. Shirt, $50, gap.com. Pants, $225, vince.com. Pumps, $58, Colin Stuart for Victoria’s Secret, victoriassecret.com. Bag, $168, Lancaster Paris, lancaster.fr

Pairing pale tones creates visual space, which is why this skirt-and-shoes combination works
woman in pink skirt and red blazer
Jacket, $498, Iro. Select Barneys New York, 888-8-BARNEYS. Tank, $12, jockey.com. Skirt, $46, americanapparel.com. Scarf, $195, chanluu.com. Pumps, $69, RSVP, zappos​.com. Bag, $44, Street Level, francescascollections.com

Choose a Flared Fit

It'll look like you've got legs for days, while the wide bottoms conceal sky-high heels and wedges.
woman in black flare pants
Blouse, $118, jcrew.com. Turtleneck, $240, White + Warren, whiteandwarren.com. Pants, $345, rachelroy.com. Pumps, $99, Guess, amazon.com. Clutch, $80, asos.com

Keep It Light

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