Did you succumb to any post Christmas sales?
As usual I was lured into Anthropologie where I went
a little bit totally overboard. A sale of already reduced items then reduced again by 40% works out to be around 75% off which is a nice after Christmas gift indeed. Sadly I see that the sale has been reduced back to only 25% off sale. You snooze you lose I guess.
Now, as promised, how to look taller by dressing taller.
Here I am looking my average height of 5’4″ in my Anthropologie Peaked Chevron Maxi skirt which is a warm knit and wonderful for the cold Canadian winter. Sweet right?
And I wave my magic “get taller” wand and voilà suddenly I’m six inches taller!
Yes, a tall hat is a bit of a cheat but a gal’s gonna use all the tricks in the book if she wasn’t blessed with long gams.
I bought this faux fur pillbox hat at Anthropologie as well. That store is my kryptonite and truly the very last retail store I shop in, otherwise I shop thrift, vintage or consignment. I can’t seem to give it up. I want to start a Anthropologie Anonymous group so I can kick the habit. I know I can’t be the only one with this addiction. They had me at scented candles and innovative art displays. They complete me.
(Get out of my head Jerry Maguire!)
Those of you on my Instagram account will remember this vintage blue velvet opera coat.
The coat looks a bit purple above but it is in fact very blue.
I am doing my very best Julie Christie imitation from Dr. Zhivago. Now just throw in the handsome Dr. and I’ll be set.
The hat is very warm and cozy and doesn’t really mess up my hair too much (I LOVE it). The coat is very comfortable but might take a bit of getting used to as it is so long. I have to be careful not to step on it when I go from sitting to standing and trying to get out of the car without getting it dirty is a bit like advanced car yoga. Otherwise I adore the colour, fabric and cut.
Another tip to looking taller is the coat. I’m one long lean line all the way down to the floor.
I look like a giant here!
I’m going to grind your bones to make my bread. It’ll be gluten free!
For those of you too young to know or remember that nursery rhyme it starts out Fee-fi-fo-fum and is spoken by the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk.
The only place you’d ever find a fairytale floor length coat in cobalt blue like this is in a vintage store or in a thrift shop. It is made in Montreal by Lou Ritchie. I’m always excited when I can purchase a vintage piece that was made in Canada.
Here are some style tips for those of us that are vertically challenged.
15 Tips How To Look Taller By Dressing Taller
- Wear heels. If you can’t stand heels for very long try just a kitten heel or a wedge or pull a Tom Cruise and get lifts put in your shoes. If it’s good enough for Tom…
- Wear pointed shoes. They extend the line of your leg and visually lengthen your body.
- Choose shoes that don’t cut your body at the ankle or have high vamps. Nude Pumps are the best for elongating the leg.
- If you do decide to wear booties or Mary Janes try to wear matching tights. This will maintain one long uninterrupted visual line.
- Wear a short dress, skirt or shorts. I’m not saying you need to wear a mini skirt (but do if you want to!) simply bringing the hem up to above the knee will make your legs look longer.
- Wear a maxi dress or skirt. It creates one long lean line to the floor. A coat like I’m wearing also does the trick.
- Wear a tall hat or wear extra tall hair. A top bun, or just really wonderful thick voluminous hair makes you appear taller.
- Wear monochromatic. It provides one visual line and does’t cut the body into segments.
- Wear high waisted pants or skirts.
- Choose a skinny belt over a wide belt. It still defines the waist but doesn’t visually cut the body into segments.
- Avoid capris and culottes. Slightly flared pants that go straight to the ground when worn with heels make your legs appear longer.
- Make sure your clothes are well fitted and all blazers hit at the hip bone or above.
- Wear v-necks.
- Wear vertical stripes.
- Choose a smaller handbag.
Okay, what did I miss? Any tips you’d like to pass along?
Or were you one of the lucky ones blessed with long legs?
Here are some tips on how to wear a midi skirt when you are petite.