Tips to Dress if You are Short

A few simple dos and don'ts can give the illusion of extra inches.

  • Put on tops whose details pull the eye down vertically; V-necks are a good option.
  • Tuck shirts into pants to make your legs appear longer, which will make you look taller.
  • Opt for clothes that fit close to your body. Bulky ones - like over-sized jackets and tops - will draw the eyes out horizontally.
  • Try slim pants that closely follow your thighs and butt to make you look taller.
  • Wearing vertical stripes - for instance, a pinstripe mens suit will make you look taller.
  • Put on short skirts, avoiding skirts that cut slightly below the knee or at mid-calf.
  • Slip into higher-heeled shoes. Letting your cuff less pant legs drape over high shoes will provide an instant look of height.