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Some days we just want to look our best, and your clothes are obviously a huge part of that. But, what you may not know is that clothes and styling techniques can teach you how to look taller and slimmer. This post is not about dieting or endorsing a culture that praises the skinny body type. But rather it is taking your body shape, and your clothes and giving you the most flattering outfit inspirations and style tips. Yes, absolutely! Just like makeup enhances your natural beauty, the following style tips will enhance your style and body shape.
I am not endorsing losing weight, fad diets, or any exercise program to look taller and slimmer. These are styling techniques that will give you a streamlined look that highlights your best assets and keeps you from making fashion mistakes that are aging your or unflattering. Look at these tips as building upon your natural figure, and giving you some extra confidence, rather than any sort of deceptive practice. NOTE: There are before and after images to show you how to look slimmer and taller. It is just to show you how certain styling techniques can help you appear taller and thinner.
Some of these outfits are more trendy, some are more classic, and they are all shown as examples so that you can see the actual proportion changes. We may earn a commission from you clicking a link in this post. And as an amazon associate, we earn on qualifying purchases. Full affiliate policy, here. You want to look taller? Great, throw on a pair of heels. But in all honesty, wearing your heels does more than just make you taller. It also helps add some length to your lower proportions, therefore making you appear taller.
Nude heels are a great option as well because they make your legs seem endless and really draw out the lower half of your body. Another great thing about heels is they often help your posture, so you stand up straighter, also helping you look tall and slim. But this tip is not about adding a 5 inch stilettos into your closet and killing your feet on a daily basis. But rather, finding a heel or heel option that works with your lifestyle.
Everything from a kitten heel, wedge, or even a platform can help with the desired effect. My favorite comfortable heels are these by far! And they are worth the investment because you will have no qualms about wearing them regularly. Your feet will not even notice the change. Also, keep in mind what type of heels you can walk in. We want these shoes to help us feel more confident, and not look like a deer trying to walk on ice. If you struggle to walk in heels, try a block heel, or a heeled boot for an easier alternative.
We will get into what bottoms are best for looking taller and slimmer, but almost every body shape can benefit from adding a thin belt to highlight their waists. For this styling tip to work best, opt for a skinny or thin belt, something under 1. A wide belt can throw off your proportions or make your middle appear thicker than it naturally is. Belts also assist in getting those pant gaps to disappear, and to literally cinch in your waist. In the above image, you can see how much the thin black belt helps define the waist and give some definition to an outfit that has a lot of baggy pieces.
Monochrome is a style secret that not enough people talk about. Tonal dressing, monochrome, or column color outfits are some of the easiest outfits to pull off. Dressing to look tall and slim is about layering properly avoiding those bulky layers that widen you and about color. Using color to elongate your body shape and keep your outfit distraction-free is key. Darker tones and black work very well to slim you out.
They provide less opportunity for wrinkles or pulling to show, and they create a streamlined silhouette. Because your outfit is all or mostly one color there is nothing distracting the eye when the outfit is being taken in. While I love an all-black ensemble, that is not your only option.
Navy, burgundy and any darker hue would also work well. However, if you have areas in your body you want to be more discreet about think a belly you want to hide or thighs you want to slim out avoid tans, whites, or high-saturation colors. These colors will tend to show off those areas more because the shadows easily created on lighter color backgrounds.
If you have your heart set on a lighter color monochrome outfit, make sure the pieces are less body-conscious and it should work successfully. If you look at my example image, you can see both outfits work. However the jean outfit, with many colors and textures creates stops for your eye. Because of this it does not have the slimming and lengthening effect like the monochrome outfit.
When dressing to look taller and thinner, it is all about making your legs look long and your upper body appears petite. So crop tops and cropped jackets will be a huge asset. This does not mean you need to show your stomach totally your call. If you want to have a more modest iteration of this, a crop top could also be paired with a high waist pair of pants to avoid any skin reveals. Whereas the longer jacket while stylish does not make my frame any taller or thinner.
Remember that each outfit you create does not HAVE to make you taller or thinner. These are tips to use to enhance an outfit, or boost your confidence when you need it. I would still wear both of the outfits in the above example. And in the above image you can see how the use of a crop jacket makes my waist appear higher than it is, and my torso shorter, which gives the illusion of height.
For reference I am 5 ft 6 in. How people process an outfit has a lot to do with the visual cues of the outfit. Where there is detail or emphasis, the eye will stop to take in it. So any vertical stripes, seams, or prints help the eye to move from top-to-bottom of the outfit, as opposed to horizontally. This helps with appearing thinner and taller. My favorite option to do this is a wide-leg pant with vertical stripes.
They are classic, can be dressed to match many fashion styles, and can still be a foundational piece to your look instead of the focus. As much as we tried to avoid it, Gen Z has brought back low-rise pants. And if that is your jam, by all means, go for it. However, if your goal is to look thinner and taller, low-rise pants are not your friend.
Not only do they make your torso appear longer, and your legs short, they often cause your stomach to be more prominent and kind of spill out of the waistband even if you have a very flat stomach. Low-rise pants are just hard to style for length or svelteness. See the image above on how different my body looks with low rise versus high rise pants. Tucking in your tops, or doing a french tuck will help define your waist and upper half. This is one of the easiest ways to appear slimmer and let your body shape shine.
It will also help you dress in the ideal proportions, and not cut your body up in half. Pointed shoes, especially pointed heels, help your feet have a definitive stopping point. The sharp end to your outfit coming to a point feels conclusive. Whereas a round or square toe does not create a visual stop.
You can see this in the above image that also references tucking in your tops. While my square-toe heels have triangular straps, which help to draw the eye downwards, the pointy toe is more lengthening overall. A pointy heel is like a sentence that ends with a period.
A round toe is like a sentence that ends with a….. Flares are just flattering. Their proportions make your legs look long and thin, and they draw your eye up. Because flares always hit the ground, they draw your eye down to the floor, whereas a cropped ankle might disrupt this. I am also using the pointy heel, v-neck and higher-rise pant to help me dress taller and thinner. You could also try a jumpsuit that has slight flare. Jumpsuits, when they fit correctly, can help elongate your body and give that column-color approach we discussed.
While I love a good print, large-scale prints provide multiple places for you eye to lose focus. Which means they do not embrace a vertical impression. As you can see in the image below, the large-scale print has your eye darting back and forth horizontally to take in the print. Whereas the fine stripe or no print outfit has your eyes take things in from top to bottom seamlessly.
While the printed dress is flattering, because both the body and sleeve is fitted, the pattern is so busy it is hard to focus on anything else. I want to stress again, that none of these outfits are inherently wrong, and this before-and-after is to highlight clothes that help you look slimmer and taller. Fitted dresses or wrap dresses that accentuate your waist are some of the most flattering dresses out there. They help highlight your body and give your outfit definition.
Slits can also help you achieve this effect. While I love dresses with volume or looser options, they tend to not help you look slimmer or taller.Looking for a slender woman
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