Can a Bag Make Me Look Taller?

Just a bag (γυναικείες τσάντες) cannot do miracles! Petite girls are by definition “vertically challenged.” We can’t help the fact that in our genes the tall gene didn’t make an appearance. But you gotta remember that there’s nothing wrong with being short. You shouldn’t hate your height, you should love the way you are. No matter what you look like.

Everyone has a something about themselves that they don’t like and if you really want to make yourself look taller then I’m here to help. There’s nothing wrong with illusions. But… you have to follow my rules to achieve the unbelievable and not change only your bag.

Have You Ever Wondered If You Could Look Taller Without Having To Actually Grow?

It is entirely possible!

“Can I make myself look taller?” is a question that I hear a lot and a question that I asked myself and others countless times in the past.

I’d like to now show you what I’ve learned:

Go Short

I know what you’re thinking, “short girls go short?” Sounds crazy huh? Let me explain what I mean. Wear short shorts, skirts, or dresses to make your legs look like they go on for miles. Match it with a matching top and with high heeled shoes and you’ll look perfect.

Avoid knee-length and calf-length outfits because they cut your legs off. Not literally, of course, I mean they make you look short. If you wanna wear something like this, wear pants where the hem hits just above your ankle, not any shorter.

Also, avoid shoes with ankle straps unless the shirt, shorts, or dress is really short. But remember not to wear anything too short or you’ll look trashy.

Shorten Your Hair, also

Shortened hair could make you look taller by showing more of your neckline and shoulders. A bob or a pixie is perfect for this. My hair is in a bob now, actually.

Maxi Skirts

A WELL CUT maxi dress could really make a difference, but make sure that it’s not too long or it could end up making you look short because it’s like you’re being consumed by a simple skirt. The top of your skirt should be fitted all the way to your hips or at least above the hips.

Make sure that the skirt goes against your body. Not with too many layers and no thick pleats. A solid colour on the maxi skirt is the best that a short girl could wear.

Don’t Use Giant Shoulder Bags!

Big bags look like they are swallowing you up. The smaller bags like a purse or a handbag, the better. Clutches and small top-handle tote bag are an example of this.


Give Yourself Tall Hair

It speaks for itself really. Give yourself voluminous hair or a top knot bun on the top of your head. The top knot bun is usually a mess look, but can still be a cute casual look.

Wear High Waisted Bottoms

Whether you’re wearing a skirt, shorts, or pants, you should consider wearing ones with a high waist. It elongates the legs and makes you look like you’re longer.

Make sure that you show the top of your high waisted item of clothing by tucking in your shirt or wearing a lightly cropped top. Don’t hide the elevated waist!

Wear Heels With A low-Cut Vamp

A vamp is where the shoe ends above the foot. When a vamp is low-cut (near the base of the toes), then it makes it look like your legs go longer when you’re wearing something that is showing your legs.

Skin-toned high heels are even more perfect because they match the colour of your skin and makes it look like your legs go on forever. An example of this is in the picture to the right.

Wear Pointy Flats

For those girls, like me, that don’t like to wear heels all the time, you could always wear pointed toe flats. They elongate your legs without the uncomfortableness of heels.

Wear All One Colour

Wearing all one colour gives the illusion that you are longer than you actually are. Make sure that it’s a fitted outfit though.

Skinny Belts

Thick belts tend to give a look of being shorter and cuts you in half.

Thin belts are more flattering, in my opinion, and make you look slimmer if it’s along your waist.

Vertical Stripes

I’m sure you’ve heard this one, vertical stripes. They give the illusion that you are longer than you really are. It creates the look of an elongated body.

Make Sure That Your Clothes Fit Properly

This is the most important for anyone who wants to look their best. Your clothes should always be fitted perfectly on you. Use a tailor if you need to.

Make sure that sleeves of your shirts and jackets hit your wrists and don’t go beyond to your hands. Also, make sure that your blazers and jackets always have the seam at the tops of your shoulders, where it’s bony.

Illusions are a funny thing and you can work them to your advantage. The way you wear certain things like bags and how you carry yourself affect the way you look in many ways. I believe that if you are confident in what you are wearing, it could automatically give you a lift and make you look taller. So, always be comfortable in what you pick to be your daily outfit, clothes, bags (γυναικείες τσάντες), shoes… and the confidence will follow.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below and I’ll get back to you. If you have any stories on fooling people that you’re taller than you really are, I’d like to hear them!

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