Pablo Picasso, James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Stewart, and Winston Churchill. Pretty accomplished bunch, wouldn’t you say? Together, they have defined contemporary art and defended the free world in both fiction and reality. It’s safe to argue that if there were a Mount Rushmore of legendary figures from the 20th century, these men would be near the top. Since none of them are taller than 5′ 7″, “short” is the key word here. However, it’s evident that their diminutive stature did not prevent them from doing great things. If you are a little shorter than average, it shouldn’t be a problem for you either, at least when it comes to style.
It’s crucial to keep in mind that just because you are short, you do not necessarily have to appear short. Your clothing is on the front lines when it comes to altering perceptions about height, which has a lot to do with perception. Sure, you could wear Cuban heels like 5′ 6″ Bono, but not everyone would look good in that outfit. Or, for everyone who isn’t a well-known rock star. But aside from using platform shoes or vertical striped clothing, there are a tonne of additional methods you can employ. Here are seven fashion advices to assist you appear taller than your DNA intended in the purpose of maximising your height:
2.Stick to a Monochrome Palette
A monochromatic colour palette, where you contrast shades rather than colours, will streamline your appearance and aid in height-enhancing optical illusions. And the darker, the better; however, avoid wearing full black because it will make you appear shorter. If you do combine hues or even shades, maintain the darker hues on your lower body and the lighter hues on your upper body. It will lengthen the perception of space by directing attention upward.
3.Avoid Baggy, Low-Waisted Trousers
A tailored blazer or suit jacket will benefit you in a few ways. First off, it will aid with shoulder development, which heightens you. Additionally, keeping it buttoned will produce a narrow profile that will make your chest look broader and your waist look smaller, creating a slimming and elevating impact. Take Tom Ford’s advice and always keep your jacket buttoned. To make your torso and legs appear longer and wear a shorter-cut jacket, make sure the top button (on a two-button jacket) is placed above your navel.
4. Find a Good Tailor
No of your height, a good tailor is a requirement, but being short makes it even more so. Fit is key to seeming taller, and you’ll need a pro to assist you draw attention to the good lines and cover up the bad ones. In attempt to fit as many body shapes as possible, most off-the-rack men’s apparel (at least with American labels) is a little boxier in design. Therefore, if you don’t have a good tailor, your clothes will probably be baggy, and baggy clothing makes you appear shorter. Even worse, people will unconsciously believe you are too little to purchase items that fit. So find a reputable tailor and explain your desire to appear tall and trim.
5. Make Sure Your Shirt Doesn’t Pass Your Hipbone
Ninety percent of the time, if you’re short and wearing a button-down shirt, you should tuck it in. Your body will look thinner and your legs will appear longer. However, if you must untuck or are wearing a shirt that is meant to be worn untucked (such as a T-shirt), make sure the hem does not extend past your hipbone. Any longer and it will engulf you, making your legs appear short.