Who doesn't want to be taller? Not all of us have with willowy arms, a long torso, and mile long legs. For those of us who are a bit more vertically challenged, we need all the help we can get in order to make ourselves appear longer, and leaner. The good news is, there are plenty of styling tricks that help elongate the body. These are the 7 items and/or styling ideas to add to your wardrobe that will help you achieve runway model height status.
1. Platform Shoes
Sure this one might seem a touch obvious, but you don't need to rock sky-high 70s-esqe platform shoes, unless that's your thing. Many boots, shoes, and sandals now have 1 or 2 inch hidden platforms in their soles, so you can purposefully seek out styles that have those.
2. Deep V-Necks
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One of the best tips to elongate your body is to wear a deep v-neck. The pointed V causes the eye to travel all down the front of your torso and creates the illusion of a longer, even leaner frame. Large busted women should avoid going too deep, but should also avoid too high of a neckline because it makes the bust appear even fuller.
3. Dark Wash Denim
Wearing dark colors on your bottom half is always a helpful minimizing tip. But the real trick is to wear clothes that fit. Sleek, dark denim has a slimming effect. Try wearing your dark wash skinnies with a loose v-neck blouse and a tailored blazer for an elongating image.
4. Long Necklaces
Long necklaces create the illusion of an open neckline. Much like the deep v-neck, they cause the eye to travel up and down your torso and create the illusion of length. Try layering a few different lengths for a look that's both cool and current.
5. High-Waisted Flares
Shorter girls should embrace the high-waist trend. High waisted pants, that fit and flatter, make your lets look about a mile long. Keep the length of the flares a bit on the long side and wear them with a hidden platform heel and you will be a Long Tall Sally in no time!
6. Embrace Monochrome
Wearing a head to to look in one color is a simple way to elongate the body. Just make sure the pieces you choose are tailored properly and are the correct proportions.
7. Match Your Stockings
When your tights match your shoes, it creates the illusion of one, long leg line, instead of cutting you off at the ankle or wherever your shoes end.This post was originally published on Whitney Port