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Question: How can I look taller?

Answer: Being short in a world that celebrates tall, slim women is tough. It can definitely be challenging when you feel as though clothing retailers don’t cater to your body type. But, fear not! One of the greatest aspects of experimenting with fashion is learning to create illusions. Here are a few tricks that will help you elongate your petite frame:

Legs For Days

If your legs are short, the easiest way to make them appear longer is to show them off. A great pair of trendy printed shorts, paired with wedges or espadrilles, are great for the summer. Showing off your legs draws the eye upward and will make them appear even longer. A flowy, short or long sleeved top will help balance out your proportions.

Miniature in Monochromatics 

Photo: The Girl with the Messy Hair

Wearing an outfit comprised of only one color may seem like a daunting task. However, it’s not only trendy—but also super flattering. Wearing all one color will elongate your body and look very chic. Choose a flowy top and fitted bottoms in complementary colors for the best possible look.

Check out LaTonya’s tips for more on how to rock the monochromatic fashion trend!

It’s In the Jeans

When shopping for jeans, look for something that’s low-rise with a tapered leg. High-waisted jeans will throw your proportions off balance and make your torso look even shorter than it already is. Opt for dark denim, as its slimming effect will elongate your legs. Throw on a pair of dark booties to give yourself some extra height.

When looking at accessories, consider length. A long necklace or scarf will elongate the body, and skinny belts will spice up your outfit while still keeping your look streamlined. These tips will have you looking and feeling taller in no time—and the great part is that you probably already have most of this stuff in your closet.