No matter how tall or short we are, we all love to add a few extra inches to our frame. Since nobody can be expected to wear sky-high heels every day, petite gals should learn these 5 simple styling tips on how to look tall in flats that are guaranteed to add that extra height to your body …well, an illusion at least!
Trick 1: Go with pointed flats
It is a known fact that shoes with pointed toes lengthen your leg line.
Trick 2: More skin = longer legs
Showing more skin on your foot is a simple way to extend the appearance of your height. The more skin an observing eye notices on your leg, the longer your leg will seem. The longer your leg seems, the taller you look.
It has been proven that perhaps THE most effective way to look taller in flats is to choose ballerinas or sandals that show off most of your feet. Always pick a pair that does not hide your feet.
Trick 3: Nude or neutral colors are better
Nude color shoe are the best friend of petite girls, as it creates the illusion that our feet/shoe are part of our legs thus make them look longer.
Keeping your shoes and leg coverings in the same color range makes it more difficult for the eye to distinguish where the leg ends and the foot begins, making your leg look longer as a result.
Trick 4: Ditch ankle stripe
Ankle straps cut your leg off with a horizontal line at the top of the foot, reducing the length of your leg as well as the appearance of height.
Trick 5: pair it with mini skirt
A hemline that stops at the knee or above it looks flattering on women of short to average height. Showing more leg makes your legs look longer, which maximizes the illusion of height. So, when we are wearing flats in stead of heels, go with mini skirt and you will look much taller.
Chi is 5’2″ founder of Petite Dressing, an online petite clothing store dedicated to women under 5’4″. Petite Dressing blog is here to help you understand yourself, such as your petite body type, and look your best ever. If you are new, start here. Comment below and share your thoughts about this post!