Styling Tips on How to Look Taller

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We are getting straight to the point today.  For all you short girls out there, this blog post is dedicated to you! Being short can sometimes be a hassle when shopping.  You may feel like you can’t rock today’s trends since the clothes don’t fit you right.  Well, although we can’t magically spare your legs a few extra inches, we CAN give you some styling tips on how to make you appear to be taller!

1. V-Neck and Surplice Tops

One of the simplest ways to achieve a taller look is to wear a shirt that features a v-neckline or surplice style bodice.  There are so many options to choose from for any occasion! From basic tees, blouses, tanks, and sweaters, you can incorporate this tip almost every day.  Deep v-neck cut tops and dresses draw attention to your face and elongate the look of your torso!

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2. High-Waist and Ankle Length Pants

High waist pants are super on-trend right now, so you can find them almost anywhere in multiple styles.   Since the high-rise waistband sits above your hips, it tricks the common eye into thinking your legs are longer and leaner. You can use this tip with pants, skirts, or shorts! We also suggest you pair it with a cropped or tailored top to enhance the look even more and bring out the elevated waistline.  If you are going with the pants look and not shorts, invest in a pair of pants that actually fit you right! Wearing cropped or ankle length pants, and baring some ankle, will also give the illusion of longer legs.

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3. Pointed Toe Shoes

Whether you are brave enough to rock pumps all day or would rather stick to flats, wearing shoes with a low-cut vamp or pointed toe is the way to go.  These styles will instantly elongate your legs.  Bonus tip: wearing nude colored pumps will provide even more “length” to your look! If heels aren’t your thing, try investing in a pair of pointed toe flats or mules! They are comfy, stylish, and will lengthen your leg line. Winner!

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4. Vertical Stripes

This next tip is one of our all-time favorites, vertical stripes! Vertical stripes are practically considered a basic and they work great for all types of clothing! This pattern creates long lines along the body and is a classic look that makes your entire body look longer, no matter the color scheme. Try incorporating this pattern into your year-round wardrobe with tops, pants, dresses, or even swim suits!

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5. Monochrome Outfit

Similar to the demise of the vertical stripe, monochrome outfits (wearing all the same color) give off the deception of a longer body type.  Using the same color to enhance the illusion of height creates long lines just as vertical stripes do.  Although wearing all black is the simplest of options, try breaking out other natural or fun hues! Check out a simple jumper or a two piece set! The trick to this tip is to make sure your outfit stays simple and tailored.

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6. Top-knot bun or High Ponytail

When it comes to getting ready and styling your hair in the morning, don’t fret! Although shorter length hairstyles will make you look taller by showing off your shoulders and neckline, don’t freak out if you are not willing to chop your hair off! If you decide to keep your hair long, keep it voluminous! Long, textured, beachy waves add length and heighten your appearance.  Or, throw your hair up into a high pony tail or top knot bun with Teleties! These hairstyles literally add a few more inches to your look.

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Okay now that you have these styling tips under your belt, you won’t fall short (lol) of fashion! Now go try out these tips and shop online at www.gliks.com!

Styling Tips on How to Look Taller

Rise and Shine- High Waist Denim

You’ve heard right ladies! High-waisted denim has returned and in a big way.  I can understand why a rise that comes to and sometimes past your belly button is a bit daunting. BUT high-waisted denim can create an elongated silhouette for your body, which basically means you look long, lean, and fabulous.

To be honest, the first thought that came to my mind about high-waisted denim that scene in the cult classic coming-of-age film Dazed and Confused where the girls are helping their friend zip her high-waisted jeans with a pair of pliers.  I had to giggle at that thought because I bet if any of you were to ask an older female relative, they would recall having to do that same thing once or twice when they owned their very own (now vintage) high-waisted flare jeans.

Now don’t bust out your toolboxes just yet– the introduction of spandex to our denim’s poly/cotton mix has officially put an end to the pliers’ part-time job. This means that not only can you successfully zip up your own high-waisted jeans, you can also tuck in your fashionable tops, add a skinny belt, AND munch out hard at your local chinese buffet (my biggest weakness) without worries. Oh the joys of stretch!

I am not telling you to bust out your “mom” jeans again. We, the fashionable, all know that when a trend returns there is always a new spin to a classic silhouette/fit. That’s how fashion works, and this is the reason why we (women) can NEVER clean out our wardrobes. What if a trend comes back in style? Well guess what… if it does then those high-waisted jeans that you snuck out of your mother’s closet from when she was your age might just be back in style… Like right now.

Feeling a little “high” from all of this fashionable rattling of tongue (in my case, typing of hand)? Why don’t you take a look at all of the high-waisted new arrivals from gliks.com?

Flying Monkey High Waist Jegging

High Waist Burgundy Skinny Jegging

High Waist Black Skinny Jegging

High Waist Acid Wash Skinny Jegging

Rise and Shine- High Waist Denim