Being taller and looking taller are not the same. Tall people stand out in the crowd and gain several advantages over short people. Short heighted people struggle to be noticed and to be taken seriously by their colleagues. However, being short does not mean that you cannot stand taller; there are proven ways to be ‘visually tall’ and take off the label of being short.
Lighter means taller
The first step is to keep extra weight off of your body. Being overweight makes you look shorter than you are and being slimmer makes you look taller than your actual height. People, who go to the gym regularly and who tone their limbs, are able to maintain a taller posture than their height. In contrast, many tall, overweight people appear shorter than they are. Being watchful of what you eat at home and out of home, and avoiding fatty junk food is a simple and painless way to stay slim.
Pick up your posture
It’s common to see that many people do not stand or walk straight; rather, they walk with a slouching posture which takes a few inches away from their height. While tall people may enjoy this luxury, short ones cannot afford to lose even an inch from their height. Having the right posture for short heighted people means standing as erect as possible. So check your posture today. Ask people around you if you look like you are slumping, and straighten your back to look taller.
Redo your hair style
Put on a hair style that suits your height and face. A shorter girl may love to flaunt her long hair but that will surely overshadow her body structure and make her look short. Straightening your hair and adding streaks to your hair style are two of the many tips your hairdresser may give you to look taller. Wearing a bun or pony tail is another way to add to your height.
Choosing the right color and design of your clothes is a popular way to look tall to others. Loose and baggy clothes are not only becoming out of fashion, but they also put an undesirable emphasis on short people. Clothes with horizontal lines and checked patterns are not helpful in making women look taller. Instead vertical lines and striping on dresses makes their structure seem tall. The same works for men.
Shoes extend your height
Putting on shoes with thick soles is a popular choice of those who wish to look tall. Women have always used high heels and platforms to extend their height on special occasions. However, traditionally, men have been poor in using thick soles to increase their height in public. Marketers have responded to this need and now many designs and types of Elevator Shoes are offered by shoe makers. These specially designed shoes for short people, have normal 2.5-3 inch heels from outside and an additional 1.5 inch cushion inside, to add 3-4 inches to a man’s height. Wearing these shoes is an excellent and seamless way to stand tall.