Six tips for getting supermodel height without wearing heels
They laughed at her for being ‘short’ and ‘petite’, but Ugly Betty paid heed to none. They scorned at her fashion sense, and she turned out to be a ‘Beautiful Swan’ at the end. Millions of women across the globe relate to the show, but mostly because they wished they had the confidence of being ‘Betty’ – even though she was vertically challenged. So what brought about the illusion of height on the character in the show? Mind you, in most scenes she was caught wearing NO HEELS.
The tall and short of it.
Let’s face facts, we petite and short girls aren’t growing any taller, and we do not have a ‘Fairy Godmother’ for help; no magic wands too, sigh! Unfortunately, most of us cannot even bother wearing those daunting heels! But wait, you can now appear taller, sans those painful wedges.
1. The right pose darlings
If you slouch you’d look like a walking couch – stand up straight. Your posture makes a difference; people perceive you by watching how you stand – your height would take an uphill climb as well. You’d also look very alert and definitely TALL.
2. Fix the crowning glory
The crown area on the scalp needs to look full – style the hair right, which adds height and fullness too. We aren’t asking you to bring back the bouffant big-hairdo, however, flat and sleek straight hair can make you look tiny!
3. Colours at play
Did you know the right colours worn can help create an illusion of height? You didn’t, well now you do. Monochromatic colours are effective in creating longer looks. It helps create a strong vertical line, and hence creates an illusion of height too. Use dark colours; navy or black and let the silhouettes play positive.
4. Mix and match
Some of us hate being dolled top-to-toe in just one colour; what you can do is to match your leg wear with the colour of your shoes. This is an approach that has worked wonders for many. Choose colours for the shoes – navy or black, brown or tan, taupe or gray, the choice is yours.
5. Plunge the V necks
A little dangerous and sexy, but you need to look tall, which the V neck gives. Garments with the sexy V Neck helps create vertical lines. And, your face then would be the centre of attention – bringing about a tall look.
6. Makeup for the tall look
When the face does the talking, no one would care how long the legs are. Dramatic eye makeup with bling, shimmer and shine would be best distraction elements – keeping them guessing if your bright red lipstick is what makes the personality a hit or your ensemble; but the attention would never go to your legs.
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