How to Dress Well As a Tall and Thin Man.

There are many things that a tall and thin man can do to bring the emphasis on him- and not on his height and weight. Here are a number of simple tips to make dressing/shopping easy.

1. The suit is a very important part of a man's wardrobe. A suit which has checks, window pane fabrics are best for tall men as the horizontal lines in them seem to decrease the height, while adding broadness to the frame.
2. The best colors for a suit are lighter shades. The best colors for a business suit are light grey, tan, beige, and medium navy blue.
3. The unmatched suit is a great way to cut the vertical lines of the tall man's silhouette. Choosing colors which contrast each-other and are from different color families [navy blue pants with tan blazer] work to cut the vertical lines and visually segment the body. Textured fabrics are very helpful in adding more weight to the frame.
4. Having a jacket with a ticket pocket [a small pocket above the right pocket of the jacket] helps in distracting from the height. Choosing a heavier material like twill or tweed looks fantastic on tall, thin men. Double Breasted jackets also add weight to the frame.
5. A jacket which ends just below the bottom is the perfect length for a tall man. This helps in cutting the line of the leg and making the leg appear shorter.
6. Lapels with very large widths make the man appear thinner while thin lapels emphasize the vertical lines in a tall man's body. It is best to choose medium sized lapels which suit the frame of the body.
7. Creating a point of emphasis around the button-hole area, using pocket squares, or lapel pins create an emphasis point- bringing the attention to one location.
8. Trousers with a larger trouser cuffs can be used to your advantage. 1 and 7/8 inches is the best length. Ensure the trousers reach at least the top of the shoe.
9. Reverse pleated trousers give the pants a more robust appearance; well suited for leaner frames.

March 31, 2020

How to Tie a Doo Rag.

Durags (also spelled, "doo rag" or "do rag") can be worn as fashion statements, or simply as ways to keep hair tidy and looking fresh. Tying a durag is quick and easy. There are many techniques, and everyone has their personal favorite way.

Method 1 Tying a Basic Durag.
1. Place the durag on your head. You can choose a color and style of durag that work for you. Many people prefer doo rag that are a stretchy material that can be seen through when stretched. This makes them more breathable when they’re tied tightly around your head.
Line the center seam up with the center of your head for symmetry.
Place the durag so that the front edge sits between your eyebrows and your hairline. Make sure your hairline is covered. If you have sideburns, they should stick out underneath.
2. Wrap the ties behind the head. Take one tie in each hand. Pull both ties back behind the head so that they cross in an “X” behind the head. The ties will want to roll up so that they seem more like ropes than bands of fabric.
Pull the ties back on their respective sides of the head. So the tie on the right hand side gets pulled back along the right side of the head.
Ties should rest between the ear and the head, so that the ears stay exposed.
If you don’t want the ties to roll up like ropes, you can press them flat against your head as you pull them and wrap them.
3. Cross the ties in front of the head. Once you’ve crossed the ties in the back of your head, pull them back in front. Make sure they cross in the center of your forehead. Then pull them all the way to the back of your head.
If you want them to lie flat, you can smooth them out at this point also.
Don’t pull the ties too tightly or you can get headaches.
4. Tie a knot. Tie the ties into a knot at the back of your head. It should sit at the base of your skull. Begin as though you were tying your shoes. However, instead of making loops, simply make a double knot.
Be careful not to tie it so tightly that you can’t undo it later.
5. Pull down on the flap. The flap will now be hanging down your neck underneath the ties. Pull it down as though you were trying to get it to touch your back. This will tighten the durag and give some nice compression on your hair.
Don’t pull too hard or it will feel uncomfortable.
6. Fold up flap if desired. Once the flap is pulled tight, you may want to tuck or tie it up. This prevents the flap from hanging down on your neck, which can get hot, or look sloppy.
You can roll the flap up from the bottom and tuck it over the ties so that they hold it in place.
If the flap is long enough, you can tie it in a knot and then tuck it up into the ties. This will create a small bump where the knot gets tucked.

Method 2 Tying a Durag Before Bed.
1. Place the durag on your head. Turn the durag inside out so that the seam is on the outside. This will ensure that the seam does not leave an impression in your hair overnight. Place the durag so that the seam lines up with the center of your face.
You can use a durag made of any kind of material you like.
2. Wrap the tails around your head. Take one tail in each hand and wrap it toward the back of your head. The tails should cross in the back of your head. Once they’ve crossed, pull them all the way around the head, so that they cross at your forehead before wrapping around to the back.
Don’t tie the ties. That will leave lines on your forehead if you sleep that way.
To get the ties to stay in place momentarily, you can twist them together.
3. Place a headband around your head. Get a soft headband that you would wear for sports to catch sweat. It should have firm elastic but not be uncomfortable or too tight to wear overnight.
Tuck the durag in underneath the headband.
It’s possible to sleep in a durag without using a headband. However, this technique will minimize the risk of the durag leaving lines on your face and it is very comfortable.
4. Unwrap the ties. Once the durag is tucked into the headband, pull gently on the ties to separate them. They should now be free and no longer wrapped around your head. You can tuck them into the back of the headband so that they don’t get tangled while you sleep.
It’s possible to leave the ties wrapped overnight, but undoing them may be more comfortable and prevent the durag from leaving lines on your forehead.
5. Tuck the flap. Make sure to tuck the flap up into the headband as well. This will make sure it doesn’t get tugged on while you’re sleeping, which could dislodge the durag from the headband.
You can roll the flap up and tuck it in or try simply stuffing it inside the headband.

Method 3 Tying a Durag Quickly.
1. Tie the tails of the durag together. Hold the durag in your hands. Tie the ends of the tails into a double knot, so that it doesn’t come undone very easily. The durag should now look like a loop with the head covering at one end, and the knot on the other end.
You can cut the very tips of the ends off once you’ve tied the ends together.
2. Place the durag on your head. Many people prefer to place the seam facing up so that it doesn’t leave a mark in their hair. However, you can leave it facing down if you want the top to look very tidy.
3. Wrap the tails around your head. Pull the loop made from the tails back behind your head.Turn it over to twist it. This will make it naturally want to come back to the front of your head and wrap around your forehead.
With this technique, the tails will definitely roll up like ropes, rather than staying flat like strips of fabric.
Since the ties are already tied, you don’t need to do anything else to the tails.
4. Tie the flap against your head. Take the flap in one hand and use the other to tie it in a knot. It should almost look like a ponytail made from fabric. You can now tuck the flap and knot up under the durag itself.
This technique should leave your durag fitting very comfortably, so that you can easily fit multiple fingers between the ties and the skull cap part of the durag.
5. Unwrap ties if desired. You may want to do this if you're just hanging out around the house or going to sleep. However, it will look unkempt and may get in the way while you sleep.

Method 4 Using a Bandana as a Doo Rag.
1. Choose a bandana. Bandanas are generally inexpensive and can be purchased at stores that sell clothing, beauty supplies, and household goods. Bandanas tend to be a standard size, which should work on most people's heads.
Most bandanas are 24" x 24".
2. Fold the bandana. Fold one corner of the bandana down, so that it points toward the opposite corner. If you have a very large head, you'll want to fold only a small piece of the bandana down. If you have a smaller head, you can afford to fold down a larger piece.
You can experiment with different folds to see what fits your head the best.
3. Place the bandana on your head. Grab the two far corners of the bandana. These are the corners on either side of the folded corner. Hold one in each hand. Holding the bandana this way, place it on your head so that the crease you folded sits above your eyebrows, going across your forehead.
Pull the corners in your hands around to the back of your head.
4. Tie the bandana. With the two corners behind your head, tie a snug single knot at the base of your skull. Hold the knot with one hand so it doesn't slip. Then, grab the corner in the middle that's on top of your head. Pull it down toward the single knot.
Tie another knot with the two corners you were holding. This time, tie the knot above the middle corner you just pulled down.
You can adjust the tightness by pulling down the middle corner or retying the knot above it.

Question : What exactly does a durag do?
Answer : A durag can help keep help to flatten hair, keep it tidy, and keep it clean. They can also be worn as a fashion statement.
Question : How tight should a durag be?
Answer : Don't tie the durag so tight that it hurts your head or you can't undo the knot. It should rest comfortably, but securely on your head.
Question : Does wearing a durag cause baldness?
Answer : No, a durag does not cause baldness. They are worn to protect or flatten your hair, or just as a fashion statement.
Question : What if you still get lines anyway?
Answer : They will fade within a few minutes so don't worry! If you want the lines to fade quicker, try rubbing them.
Question : What if the lines leave a bruise?
Answer : Then you are tying it too tight or wearing it for too long. It should not leave a bruise.
Question : How do I get waves?
Answer : There are a number of articles about waves on wikiHow. Check out How to Get Waves on Your Head for starters.


Durags are great for keeping hairstyles together overnight.
Never use a knot while tying a durag. They're too restrictive. Instead tuck the strings underneath each other in the back. This provides a few benefits. It's easier than tying a knot. It's adjustable if you tie it too tight. When it's time to take it off all you have to do is pull the strings out instead of taking the knot loose. It stays tight all night long if you sleep in it. And it looks a whole lot neater than a knot does in the back. You can tie the loose strings in with the flap knot and everything is all in one secure knot. Instead of having a flap knot and a string knot.
The knot at the back of the head when tying the two ends can be a simple overhand knot.
Tsurags are a good alternative to doo rags if you don’t want to deal with tying.

Durags are generally considered a part of African American culture. Anyone can wear one, of course, but those of other ethnic backgrounds should be aware of concerns regarding cultural sensitivity and cultural appropriation
March 31, 2020

How to Be Comfortable Wearing High Heels when You're Tall.

When you're tall, wearing high heels can often present a series of challenges. Not only can finding the right heels to compliment your height be difficult, it can also be a struggle to find a pair that you feel safe walking in. When you're tall, there is also added pressure to stay confident and not fear being much taller than others. If you’ve ever felt that you are “too tall” for high heels, keep in mind that the average model stands at a height 5’7” and above, without their heels. When searching for high heels as a tall person, remember to find a pair that fit you well, are easy to walk in, and most importantly, make you feel confident.

Part 1 Finding the Perfect Heel.
1. Find the right heel height. If you don’t have much experience with wearing high heels, choose a lower heel to start. Start small, with a one inch heel, and continue increasing height as you become more comfortable walking. Once you’ve mastered the one inch heel, try a one and a half inch heel, and keep increasing your heel height by half of an inch.
If you want to try different kinds of heels without breaking the bank, try purchasing different types of shoes with heels that can be worn with different outfits. Start with a one inch heeled boot, then try a two inch heeled sandal, and eventually a three or four inch stiletto!
2. Invest in solid heels. Heel height is not the only factor to consider when choosing the right heels for you. Shoes with a wedge or chunky heel can be much easier to walk in, especially if you’re unsure about your new footwear. Look for heels that will provide the support you need while you’re learning to walk in heels.
Wedge heels are a great option for a stable heel. Wedge heels come in a variety of heights and widths, and often times are significantly easier on your feet than other types of heels.
Stacked heels are wide enough that they are easy to walk in and also come in a variety of styles and heights.
Platforms are a great way to make heels feel shorter without losing any height. A four inch heel with a one inch platform gives the same stylish look, but feels more like walking in a three inch heel.
3. Make comfort a priority. A well made pair of high heels should cause minimal discomfort to the wearer, despite the stigma that suggest high heels are always uncomfortable. Don’t be afraid to purchase heels that are a size up or down from your regular size. Keep in mind that certain brands of heels may have a smaller fit and some have a larger fit.
Ask the retailer if they have high heels that contain hidden platform supports. Hidden platforms make heels easier to walk in, so you can feel confident and secure in your heels.
If it has been a while since you had your foot sized, ask the retailer to size your foot. Over time, the size of your foot may have changed, so having your foot professionally sized is always a good idea when investing in new shoes.
4. Focus on the fit. When you’re trying on new heels, focus on how the width suits your foot. Certain high heeled shoes are better suited for those with a narrow foot, while some work better for a wide foot. Make sure you are measuring the length and width of your feet before determining which heels to purchase.
Heels with a boxed toe often work better for those with wider feet, while pointed toes often work better for a narrow foot.
If your feet are sized slightly differently, purchase the shoe size that is more suitable for the larger foot. You can always pad the other shoe with tissues or specialty padding material.
There should be no extra space in between the sides of the shoe and your foot. Any extra space can cause sliding around, which may lead to blistering or discomfort.
5. Check your posture. Make sure you are standing up straight, especially when you’re wearing your high heels. Maintaining good posture while you’re wearing your heels will make them easier to walk in. If you’ve made a habit of slouching to appear more petite, make an even stronger effort to stand tall!

Part 2 Maintaining Your Confidence.
1. Wear your heels confidently. Once you’ve found the perfect pair of heels, strut your stuff! The key to wearing heels well is wearing heels that you love, that give your outfit a polished look, and that you are able to walk confidently in. Learning to walk in your heels perfectly takes practice, but it will all pay off when you’re getting compliments on your beautiful shoes.
When you’re wearing your heels, walk heel to toe. Make sure you’re setting your heel down first and then setting down the ball of your foot, as this will make your walk look natural and confident.
Walk slowly and take small steps. Take your time when you’re walking in your new heels, so that you can avoid tripping over your feet.
Lean slightly back when you’re walking, to counteract your body’s natural inclination to lean forward on your heels.
2. Practice walking in your heels. Spend time at home walking on the balls of your feet without your heels, to strengthen your legs and ankles. Wear your heels around the house, so you can walk with confidence when you wear them out of the house. Make an effort to practice walking on a variety of floors, even going so far as to walk outside on pavement.
3. Design outfits around your heels. Choose heels and outfits that you love and that make you feel good. When choosing your outfits to go with your new heels, ask yourself what look you want create. Heels are a great way to dress up a casual outfit, a stylish pair of high heels can make the most casual of outfits feel more elegant. High heels can also give you a boost if the hem of a dress or pant leg hangs a bit too low.
Wear high heels with skinny jeans to make your outfit appear less casual.
Try wearing a pair of high heeled boots with a skirt that falls around your thighs to showcase your beautiful boots.
Wear a pair of heels to elevate yourself in a dress that may be a touch too long to prevent the skirt from dragging and becoming damaged.
4. Ignore rude comments. If someone makes a rude comment about your height or your shoes, do your best to ignore them. Remember, you are not wearing heels to impress anyone, you are wearing them because you love how they look and how they make you feel. People who make rude comments about are often doing so because they are dealing with their own insecurities.
If someone says, “Do you really need to be any taller?” keep your cool and respond politely by saying, “No, but I do need to wear shoes that I love!”
If someone says, “Tall girls shouldn’t wear heels,” do not engage with them at all. If you feel compelled to respond, say something such as, “All girls should wear what makes them feel good about themselves,” and leave it at that. You know your shoes look great and don’t need to spend time convincing anyone else that they do.
5. Dress to impress yourself. When you’re choosing the right pair of shoes, remember to choose a pair that are comfortable and that you love. Don’t feel obligated to wear high heels with any outfit. Instead, do so because they are the perfect finishing touch or focal point of your ensemble. If high heels make you feel strong and confident, then wear them as often as you like!

Question : How do I ask my much taller girlfriend if she would not wear high heels without her thinking I'm intimidated or insecure with the fact she towers over me and at times it feels awkward.
Answer : The best approach is to be honest. There is nothing to be embarrassed about.
Question : My girlfriend is 2" taller, and wears 4" heels, and now wants to wear 6" heels. She can't understand why I'm not on board with becoming another 2" shorter than her. What do I do?
Answer : You may be displeased with your girlfriend's decision, however there is nothing you can do to stop it. Maybe sit her down and try to have a rational and calm conversation. Voice your concerns, but do it in a way that isn't controlling or aggressive. However, if she still feels the same way, remember that this is a small issue, and if it makes your girlfriend happy, then just leave it. What she chooses to wear is really her decision.
Question : What is the best age to start wearing heels?
Answer : Probably 14 - 16 years old, but it's really up to your parent's discretion.

When you're practicing at home with your new shoes, pay attention to any areas that are causing discomfort and use items such as gel pads or blister prevention sprays to minimize any pain when you're wearing your heels out.
Choose heels that are flattering to your silhouette. Certain types of heels are more flattering to more petite figures, such as kitten heels.
Wedges are always a good pick, especially for beginners. Stilettos can be dangerous, and for those of us further from the ground, precarious to walk in, as well as hard to control. Wedges, platforms and heeled boots bring stability and predictability. Wedges give you the height, look, and are much more comfortable without the added danger factor!

March 23, 2020

How to Dress Well As a Tall Girl.
It can be hard to find clothes that fit well when you're a tall girl. Pants, sleeves, and skirts are often too short, and finding cute shoes that fit can be a nightmare. But your height is an amazing asset, and odds are every short girl you meet is envious of your inches. Make the most of your stature by emphasizing your miles-long legs, pay attention to fit and proportion, and get ready to strut your stuff.

Method 1 Choosing the Best Clothes for Tall Girls.
1. Embrace skinny jeans. Skinny jeans and cigarette pants were basically made for tall women. Not only are they often cut longer, they look fabulous on girls with long legs. Even if the skinnies are a little short, you can cuff them and make it look intentional. Plus, it's an opportunity to show off your shoes.
Avoid capri pants. They'll hit your calf at an odd spot and it will look like your pants shrunk in the dryer.
Tall women can pull off flares or wide-legged styles, too. Just make sure your pants are the right length. Remember that you can always buy pants that are too long and then take them to a tailor for adjustments.
2. Don't shy away from heels. The truth is, wearing flats isn't going to hide the fact that you're tall. If you want to wear heels, do it! A heel can elongate your legs, lift your butt, and actually make your feet look smaller. Don’t pay attention to anyone who says you should not wear heels because of your height.
Start out with a shorter kitten heel if you don't feel comfortable with full-on high heels.
A tall woman in heels appears confident, proud, and sexy.
3. Try maxi-waisted styles or a waist-cinching belt. Create an hourglass figure and break up your length. This will help your body look proportional and shapely.
Tucking in your shirt can also give the same effect.
4. Go for large, statement accessories. Large purses and totes can look overwhelming on smaller women, making it look like they're playing dress up. A tall girl can really work bigger accessories, so go for that oversize tote or that big, statement necklace.
5. Have fun with color and patterns. A tall frame is long enough to pull off patterns without being overwhelmed. Mix things up on your top and bottom half--so a patterned shirt with black pants, or different colored tops and bottoms--to break up your height.
Be aware that dressing all in one color (monochromatic) can make you look longer.
6. Pay attention to sleeve and hem length when shopping for shirts. Sleeves and hems that are too short can give your shirt that "shrunken" appearance. Unless it's a crop-top, look for shirts that at least hit you at the hip.
Look for 3/4 length sleeves or create them by rolling up sleeves that are just a little too short.
You might also try checking the men’s department. You may find shirts that fit you better and you can also go for a “boyfriend” shirt look.
7. Wear almost any length dress or skirt, just beware the too-short hemline. A tall girl can rock a maxi dress like no other, or she can show off her killer legs something shorter. You probably don't want to be flashing your booty or underwear, however, so pay attention to skirts and dresses that are so short they don't cover the essentials. Remember a dress that is a flirty length on a shorter girl may look straight-up indecent on a taller girl.
A pencil skirt can make your legs look even longer, which is great if you have a long torso and shorter legs. Otherwise, pair a pencil skirt with a top in a contrasting color to keep your proportions balanced.
The most flattering skirt length on many people is usually just above, even with, or just below the knee.

Method 2 Looking Your Best.
1. Determine your proportions. Your legs and upper-half may be equal in length, or you may have short legs with a long torso, or a shorter upper body with super long legs. This may affect how you shop and dress.
Try taking your measurements or ask a friend to help you do so. Measure your waist, hips, bust, and the inseam of your pants from crotch to ankle.
2. Stand tall. Some tall women tend to slouch or hunch their shoulders in an attempt to appear smaller. However, slouching may make you look insecure. Throw your shoulders back and stand up straight--imagine there is a string attached to the top of your head and it is gently pulling you up toward the ceiling.
3. Know where to shop. Certain brands are known for catering to taller women. And with online shopping, you have even more options. Search for companies that focus exclusively on tall girls, and you'll have a much easier time finding clothes in your size.
4. Find a good tailor. Since some of the clothes you find may not fit well off the rack, finding a good tailor is a great way to ensure that all your clothes fit you perfectly. Ask friends and family if they know a good tailor, or look for recommendations online. Take any ill-fitting items you have to your tailor for alterations.
For example, if you have dress that is a bit too loose around the waist, take it to your tailor for a fitting. If you have a pair of pants that bunch up around your ankles, see if your tailor can shorten them for you.

Question : What if I'm tall and very thin?
Answer : Embrace it! Do not feel insecure even though it’s very tempting too. There is nothing you can do about your height. If you want to gain weight, make sure you eat plenty of healthy fats and do muscle building exercises. When choosing clothes, waist cinching styles will help give you the illusion of curves.
Question : Can skinny girls wear tight fitting clothes?
Answer : Absolutely! Loads of people would kill to be very slender. Show it off!
Question : I am 5'9, and 14. I am a bit overweight, being heavy in my thighs and belly. What should I wear?
Answer : High-waisted jeans look good on everyone. Loose tops will help, and you can tuck them in if you think it looks good that way. Crop tops are also cute, especially if they just go over the top of your high-waisted jeans. Experiment and see what you think looks good on you.
Question : How do I dress as a tall teenager?
Answer : High-waisted trousers are the best - especially skinny jeans. Pair them with a loose, flowy shirt. Also, culottes and palazzo pants are loose, so they make you appear shorter, and they are very trendy right now.
Question : How can I figure out my style?
Answer : You have to try on all different kinds of clothes to find the ones that you enjoy wearing the most! Finding your style can be a fun process of elimination, although it might take awhile to figure it out completely.
Question : Should I wear high heels if I am a tall girl?
Answer : You can if you want. There's nothing wrong with being taller than everyone else in the room! However, don't feel like you're expected to wear heels. If it's something you want to do, go for it. The good thing with being tall is that it isn't necessary.
Question : I am 5'8 and will shorts look nice on me?
Answer : Sure! Pair them with a flowy/oversized top/shirt. You may add a cool blazer/long jacket as well. Long chains or a cool sling bag would be good accessories.
Question : How do I dress nicely without looking sloppy?
Answer : Make sure your clothes are well fitted. Any outfit looks better when it fits well.
Question : I'm 10 years old. Can I look good in braids?
Answer : Of course! Anyone can look good in braids, especially kids.
Question : How should I dress if I have long legs?
Answer : Wear long shirts with leggings or dresses that graze just above the knee. This will visually cut off your legs and make you look a bit shorter.

Stand up straight and walk proud, you could be a model for goodness sake!
Make sure the makeup on your face is balanced, wear blush and mascara to keep your face from looking washed out.
Even though you may feel uncomfortable in heels, a 1 or 2 inch (2.5 or 5.1 cm) heel will make your long legs look even longer!
Wear clothes with vertical stripes this can help you to look tall and slim.
If you want to dress to impress, you should wear clothes that compliment your legs, like leggings or a dress that reveals your legs.

March 19, 2020

How to Look Taller.

If you're on the short side, it's natural to have a little insecurity about your height and sometimes wish you were taller. Luckily, a few tweaks to your wardrobe can help. High-waisted pants and skirts, combined with form-fitted tops, can help elongate your frame. You can also add accessories that call attention to your upper half, like bigger hats and scarves. With a little tweaking, you can make yourself tall. Sit up straight and tall so you feel confident in your own body. The better you feel about yourself, the more confident and tall you'll look.

Method 1 Choosing Pants or Skirts.

1. Opt for flared jeans. If you don't mind the flare style, look for jeans with a flare around the leg rather than straight-leg varieties. This draws attention to your bottom half, making your legs look longer.

Make sure that the flare jeans do not drag on the floor as this can make you look shorter rather than taller.

2. Go for high-wasted, form-fitting dresses. If you like to wear dresses, consider dresses that cinch at the waist just above the hips. This makes your body look well-proportioned, lengthening your frame overall. Avoid dresses that are long and loose as this can make you look like you're drowning in them, drawing attention to your height.

For example, go for a dress with a pencil line skirt that cinches at the waist. Take a pass on the baggy maxi dress.

3. Pick high-waisted pants or skirts. A higher waist helps make your legs look longer, stretching out your figure overall. When selecting pants or skirts, look for ones that are meant to be buttoned and zipped at the waist. Bottoms that fall at the hips are much less likely to lengthen your frame.

If you are having trouble finding high-waisted garments, look for vintage styles. Many of them tend to have higher waists.

4. Make sure the crotch doesn't drop. If you find your pants sag near the crotch, either have them tailored or find another pair. Saggy pants in general are unfashionable and can be especially un-flattering if you're on the shorter side.

If your pants look like they're sagging, this will make you look shorter overall.

If you can't get new pants, pull them up so that they don't sag, and wear a belt to keep them up.

5. Keep the legs of pants at your ankles. This is a must if you're trying to look tall, as saggy legs draw attention to your shorter frame. If you really struggle to find a pair, you can always have a pair tailored or cuff the legs yourself.

Method 2 Picking Tops that Lengthen Your Body.

1. Go for v-necks. For any top you wear, go for a V-necks whenever possible. V-necks work great to add height and stretch out your frame, so always be on the lookout for v-necks when shopping.

For example, go for a v-neck t-shirt with flared, high-waisted jeans.

When wearing a button down, leave a few buttons undone and fold the corners of the shirt over to create a v-neck.

2. Tuck in your tops. If your torso looks shorter and your legs look longer, you're going to look taller. To lengthen your frame, make a habit of tucking in your shirts whenever you can. This works particularly well with pants that are already high-waisted.

For example, if you're wearing a dress shirt and dress pants to work, tuck in the shirt for a professional look that lengthens your frame.

3. Opt for slimmer sleeves. If your arms are hugged too tightly against your body, this can create sight lines that shorten your overall look. Slimmer sleeves are a great choice if you want to look taller, as they make your arms look distinct. This lengthens your entire frame.

For example, go for a suit with a slim, form-fitted jacket that's tighter around the sleeves.

4. Pick form-fitted tops. The bulkier your top looks, the more your figure drowns in your clothing. This makes your figure look smaller and shorter overall. Go for tops that are a little tighter and more form-fitted to elongate your frame.

For example, stay away from big, bulky sweaters in the winter. Instead, go for sweaters that hug your figure.

Method 3 Adding Accessories.

1. Wear shoes that stretch out your frame. High heels, or shoes that simply have a higher lifting heel, are the obvious choice. If you feel uncomfortable in heels, go for sandals or nude-colored shoes that blend into your feet and legs. Knee-high boots can also work to stretch out your frame.

When choosing heels, opt for nude-colored ones, or match them to your tights. This will help stretch your legs out even more.

2. Pick short jackets or cardigans. If you're wearing a jacket, cardigan, or something similar with an outfit, keep it shorter. Shorter tops help your torso look shorter and your legs look longer, creating the illusion of height.

Go for jackets and cardigans that fall above your bottom. For example, if you wear a suit to the office, look for one with a shorter jacket that comes down just to your hips.

3. Match your socks and pants. If you wear socks that are clearly visible, make sure the socks don't contrast too sharply from your pants. A more monochromatic look will stretch out your body, making you look taller overall.

For example, black pants can be paired with black socks.

4. Wear hats or scarves. Drawing attention upward, towards your face, can make you look taller by balancing out your top and bottom half. Try wearing a hat or wrapping a scarf around your neck. Also, pick clothing that compliments your facial features like eye color. This will direct attention upward.

For example, if you have big, brown eyes, opt for a brown scarf or hat.

5. Try a slim belt. Belts can be great to cinch pants, skirts, or dresses at the waist, making your legs look longer and more defined. For the best results, wear a skinnier belt. Anything big or bulky will make your frame look smaller and shorter in comparison.

For example, if you have a dress that's a little looser around the middle, cinch it at the waist with a slim-fitted belt.

6. Match all your tones or go for a monochromatic look. Regardless of the accessories you choose, keep them in the same color family as your outfit. Wearing different colors divides a person’s body into separate segments. Wearing the same color, or tones that are within the same range, creates one solid line for an observer’s eye to pick up.

For example, if you're wearing a black sweater with black dress pants, pair it with a skinny black belt and scarf.

7. Wear accessories higher up. Wear a pocket square or bright tie to add detail to a suit, or look at casual shirts with epaulets and upper pockets. When you wear details higher up, it encourages an observing eye to move up from your feet toward your head, causing the eye to take in more height.

Method 4 Improving Your Posture.

1. Stand up straight. Standing up straight can make you look taller. To stand straight, lift you head slightly forward. Lengthen your torso and spine. Widen your shoulders and keep your feet planted firmly on the ground, supporting your body and propelling it upward.

Be aware of your posture throughout the day so you can catch yourself slouching.

2. Sit up straight. You can look tall when sitting by maintaining proper posture. Keep your spine straight and you shoulders dropped when you're confined to a desk. Be aware of your posture each time you're sitting to make sure you're maintaining good posture.

3. Stretch your hips and chin at your desk. Doing stretches at your desk can make it easier to maintain good posture. Work on stretching your chin and hips during moments you're working at a desk or sitting during the day.

To stretch your chin, do chin tucks. Sit straight with your shoulders held back and pull your chin straight back to give yourself a double chin. Hold this for 30 seconds. Repeat this process three times.

To work your hips, take a break from your desk to get up. Kneel on one knee an arm's length away from a wall. Press onto the wall and press down on the knee on the floor. Hold for several seconds and then switch knees and repeat.

4. Do floor stretches regularly. Floor stretches can help you develop better posture. Simply lie down on the floor and stretch your body out as long as possible. Continue stretching for as long as is comfortable. Then, relax and take 10 deep breaths. Repeat this process for five to ten minutes.

Question : Is it OK to date someone that is exactly as tall as I am?

Answer : Yes, it is fine to date someone that is the same height as you. It is also fine to date someone who is shorter than you, or someone who is taller than you. Height really makes no difference in a relationship.

Question : I am 12 with a height of 4'8, and all my friends are taller than me. Am I short, or are they tall?

Answer : At age 12 many children undergo a growth spurt, but not everyone does. Some start earlier, some later. Not knowing how tall your friends are, it's hard to know if they are just taller than average. But it is likely you are not yet at your full adult height, whatever that will be.

Question : I am 5'7.5, do you think that's too tall for a girl? (I'm 14.)

Answer : That is a little over average, but there's nothing wrong with that. It's great to be tall. Embrace it!

Question : Do bootleg jeans add height?

Answer : Depends on your shoes. If you're wearing boots, then no, but trainers or flat shoes, yes.

Question : Ever since a little kid, I have wanted to be 6 feet tall. I am 12 years old and 5'10. Is there any way to still be 6 feet?

Answer : Very few people stop growing at age 12. Have patience, eat and sleep well, and you will be more likely to reach your full height potential.

Question : Can I wear button-up shirts too?

Answer : The vertical line of the button-up front adds to create the illusion of height, so go for it!

Question : Can I stuff my shoes with paper to make me taller?

Answer : You could, but the paper could eventually compress down under your weight, causing you to lose your height advantage.

Question : Does sitting in a good posture makes us taller, or only loos like we are taller?

Answer : Oddly, a little of both. Good sitting posture shows how tall your true height is, while slouching will make one look shorter. People with poor posture actually can shrink a little bit in old age because the spine get compressed by poor posture.

Question : Can I get taller by eating right?

Answer : Not really. Eating a healthy diet is important for ensuring that you have the nutrition you need to grow, but there is no diet that will increase a person's height.

Question : How do I still look cute, at a formal gathering, but tall? I'm tall, in general.

Answer : You have to have confidence first. Tall girls are like beautiful sculptures. You have to own your height, stand tall and smile a lot. Wearing tight sweater tops and shorter skater skirts are a cute mix.


Stand up straight. Good posture can add a few inches onto your height, but slouching makes you look shorter and stouter. Stand tall with your shoulders down and slightly back.

February 24, 2020

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