I’M 5’4 AND THESE 5 WARDROBE BASICS MAKE ME LOOK SO MUCH TALLER

 

 

How to dress to look taller

Happy Wednesday ladies!  The number one thing most of my readers say to me when they happen to meet me in person is this: “Wow, you’re so much shorter in real life!”  At first, I sort of took offense to this thinking, am I really that short and does it really matter because I don’t necessarily FEEL short.  I decided to turn this around and look at it as a compliment because most people would follow up that comment with “Because you look so much taller in your photos.”  I look taller in my photos for 2 simple reasons: first, thanks to my very talented photographers Mary Hafner and Becca of Beckley shooting me at the most flattering angles and second, because of the way I dress.  If you’re wanting to learn how to appear taller and slimmer in your clothes then be sure and check out my 5 tips below on how to dress to look taller!  Even if you’re already on the tallish side I think the 5 tips below will help you too because they not only make you look taller but they will make you look slimmer too!

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5 WARDROBE BASICS GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU APPEAR TALLER:

1.) TRANSLUCENT HEELS:

This is a no brainer, but I think the number one reason people think I look taller than I really am is that I wear heels 99% of the time.   Don’t worry, they don’t have to be 5-inch stilettos, even a wedge or a reasonable 3.5-inch heel will do.  Trust me when I say that you will not only appear taller when you wear heels particularly translucent heels, but you will appear slimmer and your legs will look longer, need I say more?!

 

2.) CROPPED JACKET:

Most of my jackets are on the shorter side meaning they hit me at my hip bone or above and this is done on purpose.  If you wear a shorter jacket you will appear taller because it will show more of your body making your legs look longer and even appear slimmer.

 

3.) MIDI LENGTH SKIRT OR DRESS:

I’ve talked about how flattering midi skirts and dresses are for all ages before in this post titled: WHY THE MIDI DRESS IS THE MOST FLATTERING FOR ALL AGES.  The reason is that it hits just below the knee and knees are one of the first things that seem to age as we get older.  The reason the midi length will make you appear taller is that it creates an elongating effect since it’s hitting below the knee.  Bonus: sport a solid black midi dress because this is one of the best ways to not only appear taller but appear slimmer too!  I just got this one from Bldwn and it’s ON SALE for UNDER $100!

MIDI DRESSES:

 

MIDI SKIRTS:

 

4.) HIGH-WAISTED DENIM:

I’ve talked about this a ton as well on my blog being a tried and trued denim lover, but the ONLY type of denim I’ll wear are ones with a high waist, period.  I literally gave away all of my low rise jeans, that’s how certain I am that high-rise denim is the way to go, not only because it will make you appear taller and your legs look longer, but they will also make you look slimmer!  If you’ve never tried a pair of high waisted jeans now is the time, trust me, you will fall in love with how you look in them!

 

5.) V-NECK  TOP OR TEE:

99% of my tops have a v-neckline and the reason is that this type of shirt makes me look taller and here’s why: Showing off your collarbone and the decollete area is one of the most alluring parts of any woman’s body, no matter what your size.  The v-neckline along with a few dainty necklaces is sure to make you appear taller and slimmer because it draws the eye to the top portion of your body which has an elongating effect!

By adding a few of the above pieces to your wardrobe (or just wearing them if you already own them) I guarantee you will not only feel a bit taller, but probably thinner too. Most importantly, I can bet you will feel more confident which is what dressing well is really all about!

 

OUTFIT DETAILS:

My cropped denim jacket is by Boyish, an amazing denim brand carried at Shopbop.  I love the distressing and the super cool faded wash!  I’ve worn it a ton with white jeans, black jeans and even some light wash jeans for an uber chic denim on denim look!  This jacket gives off the perfect laid back vibe and it’s hands-down my favorite denim jacket hanging in my closet!  It runs true to size, I’m wearing a size XS.

My blue satin midi skirt is by Anine Bing, one of my all-time favorite designers.  The moment I laid eyes on this gorgeous blue skirt I had to have it!  The fit is impeccable, it’s high waisted and hugs your curves in all the right places!  Come fall I’ll be wearing it with a black tee, a black leather jacket, and some fabulous snake print heels!  It runs true to size, I’m wearing a size XS.

My silver and clear heels are by Schutz and they look identical to some premium designers, however, they’re a fraction of the price!  I love wearing clear heels because they do a great job of elongating your legs which means you look taller and slimmer, need I say more?!

 

 

Dallas blogger wearing an Anine Bing midi skirt and a denim jacket Boyish jean jacket, white bodysuit, and blue Anine Bing midi skirt

Dallas influencer wearing an Anine Bing midi skirt and Schutz heels

 

Dallas blogger carrying a white Chanel Boy Bag Blue Anine Bing midi skirt, Schutz heels, and a white Chanel Boy Bag How to dress taller over age 40

BOYISH JEAN JACKET WEARING A SIZE XS //ANINE BING MIDI SKIRT WEARING A SIZE XS // AGOLDE BODYSUIT WEARING A SIZE XS // SCHUTZ HEELS // CHANEL BOY BAG SIMILAR // GUCCI SUNGLASSES

 

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Thank you so much for stopping by today, I truly appreciate all of you!

XOXO, Heather

 

 

My mission is to empower women to look and feel confident. I hope through the different looks I create that I am able to inspire YOU to express yourself in a way that makes YOU feel good – on the inside and on the out. If you wear what you love and what you feel your best in your confidence will shine through and that is the best accessory a woman can wear! Every woman deserves to look and feel like the best versions of themselves, no matter what their age!

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