For the Fun-Sized: 11 Fashion Pieces That Will Make You Look Taller
Instant height, here we come!
(SPOT.ph) Vertically challenged? It’s fine! Be proud of your petite frame and know that you can always turn to fashion for tried-and-tested tricks to make you look and feel taller. Sometimes all you need is a styling tweak and a whole lot of confidence to make people think you're taller than you actually are! Below, we have a few tips and an array of stylish pieces that will instantly make you stand higher, with or without the help of heels.
Go crazy with stripes
Nothing boosts your lines better than vertical stripes so go for anything and everything stripe-y. From tops, skirts, dresses, trousers or even full-on stripes on stripes, these are all proven to stretch you lengthwise and make you appear slimmer widthwise.
Long V-neck striped dress (P1,995) from Pull & Bear
Perfect for brunch with your friends or a chill afternoon date with the bae, this striped dress will make you look longer thanks to its vertical stripes. The deep V-neck will give an illusion of a longer torso, too!
Women Smart Style Ankle Length Pants (P1,490) from Uniqlo
Look taller when you slip into these striped ankle-length pants. You can wear it with almost anything and it makes a great pair to wear to the office and beyond.
Culottes with side stripes (P1,395) from Bershka
Full-on stripes too much for you? Try side stripes for a subtle way of elongating your gams. This chic style is also a trend to try now and is available in leggings, joggers, and wide-leg trousers.
Pick heels with no ankle straps
Shoe trends come and go, but nothing elongates your legs quite like a classic pair of nude pumps. Just make sure your ankles are showing when you wear them to make your legs look longer!
Pointed toe pumps (P2,399) Charles & Keith
All you have to do to look extra chic (and tall) is slip into these pretty high heels and you’re good to go. Besides, you can never go wrong with a nude pair!
High-waist is the way to go
When it comes to trousers, your tiny legs can benefit the most from the high-waisted variety. Extra points if they’re wide-leg or printed with stripes. The floor-grazing look adds at least three more inches to your overall look, not to mention you can wear your highest pair of heels without people ever knowing.
Polka dot trousers (P3,295) from Zara
Spruce up your look with polka-dotted trousers. Not only will this high-waisted pair add more length to your look, it will turn heads, too—in a good way!
Wide trousers (P2,690) from H&M
Who says you can't marry comfort and style? These wide trousers will turn any look into a fashionable one effortlessly!
High waist paperbag trousers (P1,995) from Stradivarius
Stripes on your high-waist pants? You'll look like you grew a foot taller! Half-JK.
Another fool-proof way to create an illusion of length is head-to-toe monochrome. Not only can you find a gamut of pastel and colorful options because of the whole monochrome power-suit trend, but it’s also a look that anyone can easily pull off! Clean lines are key to looking taller, so make sure you don’t end up breaking the flow with horizontal prints or a belt. Jumpsuits are also a good alternative.
Ribbed trousers (P2,995) and Ribbed Knit Sweater (P2,295) from Mango
Invest in jumpsuits or monochromatic outfits like this one. It's the perfect outfit for work and you don't even have to worry about matching anything!
Don’t shy away from deep V-necks
If you care more about elongating your torso, sexy deep Vs will easily lengthen your neck. When paired with the right haircut, you can instantly add an inch or two to your height!
Sol in Navy Streaks (P700) from Four Cranes
Look sophisticated in this navy top with a deep V-neck. Pair it with a high-waisted pair for an extra height boost!
Mini skirts are your best friend
It’s no secret that petite girls can get away with wearing shorter pieces without the risk of looking raunchy. When it comes to everything else (apart from trousers, that is) the shorter the hem (as in, above the knee), the better. Lucky you because not only do dresses, skirts and short(er) shorts show off your legs, they’re also perfect for the ultra hot Manila weather.
Petite Eyelet Ribbon Mini Skirt (P1,799) from Topshop
You can wear this cute mini skirt from day to night. We love the flirty ribbon detail!
No Holding Back Pleated Mini Skort (P495) from Copper
Go for a playful look with this fun millennial pink mini skort!