Whether you consider yourself to be a little “vertically-challenged” or just plain short, we’ve got the tips and tricks on how to heighten your look — in more ways than one. So take notes and get ready to rock some statuesque vibes with these 10 clothing hacks to make you look taller.
Tailoring is key
If you’re looking for tailoring inspiration, look no further than former Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who, at just 5 foot 4, always looks statuesque in perfectly tailored pieces.
Have a monochromatic moment
At 5 foot 1, the petite singer with a larger-than-life voice, Lady Gaga, stands tall in a bold red ensemble.
High-waist-everything is your friend
Yara Shahidi may top out at 5 foot 3, but the actress looks statuesque in high-waisted trousers which lengthen her legs and heighten her overall frame.
If you’ve got the gams, rock a shorter hemline
Standing short — but looking tall — at 5 foot 1, Southern belle and Hollywood powerhouse Reese Witherspoon rocks a shorter hemline and enjoys the leggy benefits.
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Go nude (with your shoes, obvs)
Though she may check in at a fairly average height of 5 foot 6, Duchess Meghan Markle looks anything but average as she capitalizes on two of our heightening tricks in a monochromatic outfit and nude pumps.
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Point those toes, baby
At just 5 foot 3, Gina Rodriguez proves she’s still as leggy as the tall girls with some help from her pointy-toe pumps.
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Opt for fitted clothing
JLo works her 5 foot 5 frame to the max — and beyond — with a boost from figure-flattering body-conscious outfits designed to spotlight her killer curves, and not her shorter stature.
It’s all in the details
Rebel Wilson may stand at just 5 foot 3, but she ensures her shorter frame isn’t overwhelmed with oversized accessories by always rocking a small to mid-size handbag.
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Polo-neck knits for the win
Victoria Beckham makes our list twice because this might just be the chic-est styling of a polo-neck knit we’ve seen yet. She also ranks on our list of celebrity couples with the highest net worth.
Choose ankle booties over knee-high styles
A big fan of ankle boots, Priyanka Chopra is all smiles — and looks as statuesque as ever — in spite of her average 5 foot 5 height.