We’ve all looked at those drop-dead gorgeous runway models with envy at one time or another. You, know, the ones that seem to be all leg as they strut down the catwalk. Do you ever wish you were just a bit taller? Here are four of my favourite fashion tricks to make you appear that way:
1. Wear pants with high waistlines and heels in the same colour.
Pants with high waistlines, paired with heels of the same colour will instantly make you appear taller. The human eye is drawn from your heels upward. So, the higher your waistline appears to be, the taller you will appear. Frank Lyman's Graphix Print Pant is perfect for this look. Not only do they have a high waistline, they have vertical stripes that draw the eye upward. The Frank Lyman Pull On Pant is another high waist option for those who love bright, exotic colours.
2. Wear above-the-knee dresses with heels in a neutral color.
Above-the-knee dresses make your legs seem longer and therefore they make you appear taller. Pair these dresses with neutral heels in a colour close to your natural skin tone and you’ll look even taller. Simon Chang’s Angel Wing Shift Dress is a perfect choice to achieve this leggy look. The hemline is noticeably above the knee. It also has vertical stripes which draw the eye upward, making you appear even taller.
3. Wear pants and dresses with vertical stripes.
I’ve already mentioned the power of vertical stripes. But they deserve a paragraph of their own! Vertical lines of any kind draw the eye upward. This fact can help you look taller when choosing any striped clothing. Always opt for vertical stripes whenever you want to add length to your stature. Adrianna Papell’s Fractured Print Floral Dress isn’t a traditional fit with its colourful floral “stripes.” But the narrow, floral panels run vertically from the bottom to top of the dress, so they act just like vertical stripes and thereby make you look taller.
Are you ready to look taller? Sensational attire to help you achieve this goal can be found at my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue. You can also find fashions to help you look taller in my online shop: www.annesontheavenue.com. But do stop by and see us soon. We would love to get to know you! Anne's on the Avenue is now located in the Golf Town Plaza at 1695 Manning Road right here in Tecumseh.
Always remember: Your best style is confidence.