1) Wear Vertical Lines
Vertical lines draw the eye up and down, which causes the eye to take in more height than width. Horizontal lines, on the other hand, draw the eye side to side, causing the eye to take in more width and less height. You can opt for pinstripes, pleats, and vertical zippers.
2) Keep Your Hair Short
Long hair make the case worse for shorter women. A hairstyle that stops above the shoulder prevents a woman’s locks from overwhelming her entire stature. And even if you prefer long hair, consider putting it back in high ponytails, buns, and other up-do’s. Hair that extends several inches above the head adds inches to your height.
3) Stick With Skinny Belts
A skinny belt tied around your natural waist can help define your figure, and may look flattering. It adds better definition to your body thus making it appear taller than what it actually is. A wide belt will also define your figure, but the heavy horizontal line will also divide you in half and cause you too look shorter, rather than taller.
4) Opt For Long, Draping Accessories
Try long scarves and necklaces that drape down your front. These pieces draw the eye up and down, causing it to take in your entire height.
5) Match Your Tones or Go For A Monochromatic Look
Wearing different colors divides a person’s body into separate segments. Wearing the same color, or tones that are within the same range, creates one solid line for an observer’s eye to pick up. Always remember, having your body divided into fewer segments creates the illusion of height.
6) Look For V-Neck T-shirts And Tops
Wearing a v-neck keeps the eye looking up and down, while crew necks, scoop necks, and other horizontal necklines draw the eye side to side.