It’s true, taller people have more success in the job field and dating arena, than do shorter people. A woman who is above five feet, seven inches tall, is more likely to land that high paying job, than her shorter competitor. To make matters worse, she is more likely to get that great guy too. The appearance of height seems to be equivalent with dominance in today’s society. The shorter women have to work twice as hard, to get the things they are more than qualified to have, based on their intelligence. Due to the appearance of a short stature, they are viewed as less qualified and less attractive, making them less sought after in the job and dating fields.
There is no surgery that can correct a small statured woman. So what can she do? Use her wardrobe to lengthen her appearance. First, a short woman can alter the appearance of height by wearing solid colors, they have to match above and below. It gives a streamline effect and the illusion of height. What I am saying is that your blouse and skirt should be the same color. Two different colors show a break at the waistline and reduce the appearance of height. Darker colors, such as black and navy blue, tend to do the best job at adding the illusion of height. Patterns are not recommended unless it is a one piece garment. Even then, solid colors do the best job.
Be careful not to use accessories that show a break at the waistline. Belts should be avoided for this reason. The garment must flow smoothly from your chest to knee. Opt for some neck jewelry and keep it under 18 inches in length. Earrings should remain simple as not to distract from your overall presentation.If you wear a jacket or blazer over your garment keep it slightly above the waistline, it will lengthen your trunk.
Shoes can provide another one to three inches, but you must be able to stride easily in them. Drawing too much attention to the shoes will take attention away from your upper body. Your upper body is where you want people to focus, that’s where the created illusion takes place. Keep your skirts and dresses above the knee. Long skirts and dresses do the opposite to a small statured person, they actually make them look even smaller. Try it out, put a long skirt or dress on a and look in the mirror. You will notice that you actually look shorter. Also avoid knee and thigh high boots, they break up the extension from your lower body to your legs.
Interestingly enough, wearing your hair up, instead of down, also promotes the illusion of height. So opt for that bun or ponytail next time your going out. Avoid using excessive hair jewelry, it will only attract attention to the top of your head. This will again make you seem shorter.
Now take these tips and do a little wardrobe makeover. You might be surprised by the positive response.