Q: Chriselle, it’s easy for you to look good in outfits because you are so tall, but how about us short girls? How can we appear taller and leaner?
Where are my short sassy sistas at??? I’ll tell you this much…almost ALL of my fashion icons are all under 5″3 and they appear to be 6 ft tall!! Victoria Beckham and Olivia Palermo being my top 2!
Here are some real quick and easy steps you need to think about every morning before you dress yourself!
1. WEAR MONOCHROMATIC COLORS- it helps create one long vertical line, and this works THE best with darker colors such as navy or black.
2. AVOID HORIZONTAL LINES & GO FOR VERTICAL LINES- horizontal stripes will shorten you versus Vertical lines will lengthen you. Whether they are vertical lines in print, or seam lines, stripes or trims their eyes are going to be going up and down which is VERY slimming. Anything that has a horizontal stripe such as nautical shirts with printed horizontal stripes, chokers, or ankle straps…will shorten you. Also stay away from checkered of plaid. Here Olivia Palermo is wearing a deep V neck blouse which creates a vertical line drawing attention to her face. The blouse also has a vertical scarf hanging down which enlongates her toros.
If you are wondering which pants elongates your legs the most! NOPE they are not short shorts! But its is high waisted wide lge trousers. Here Olivia Palermo wears these trousers and you can see the seems and the vertical creases which really elongates her legs! (im quite obssessed with high waisted trousers myself!)
3. ADD BLACK TIGHTS- Black booties can easily cut off and shorten the length of your leg since it stops at the ankle. When wearing black booties try adding a pair of black tights underneath so it can create a monochromatic look from the start of your leg to the end of your toe instead of getting cut off at the ankle.
Hope this gave all the sassy short sistas some pointers how to look and feel 6 ft tall! There are about 50 different tips and pointers on how to look taller, but these are my top 3! Let me know if this helped…We can possibly do a tutorial on this!
If you have any fashion emergency questions or personal questions…JUST ASK CHRISELLE