A Short Girl's Guide, Fashion

A Short Girl’s Guide: Hacks to look taller


Who doesn’t need a little boost every now and then? I often find myself wanting to appear taller, slimmer and chicer and the great thing is that it’s not out of reach (ha, pun!). When it comes to appearing taller, following these few simple hacks will immediately do the trick!

The biggest misconception is that the easiest way to appear taller is to wear heels and while that is certainly true, heels are not for everyone. I love a good pair of heels just like the next girl but I thought it would be great to find a few alternatives that won’t leave you with blisters.

Hack: Rock a top knot

As effortless as you could ever imagine! For this hack you simply need to tie all of your hair in a top knot. It will draw all the attention to the top of your head creating a vertical line from the top down. It’s also perfect for days when you know you could do with a hair wash but you’re going to hold out one more day.

Hack: Show off those legs

There is no sense in hiding your legs when they’re the key to making you look taller. Wearing shorts and skirts only work when they’re really short – your legs will be the focal point of your look and will appear longer and slimmer. Try to avoid heels with thick ankle straps as they will cut off your legs at the ankle and make them appear shorter.

Hack: Stick to one colour

When you wear one colour, your figure is accentuated in all the right places. I love jumpsuits because they make my legs look longer and they make me I stand more upright and feel elegant.

Hack: Always a low heel vamp

An odd hack for sure but the more your foot is exposed the longer your leg appears. Simple.

Hack: Opt for high waist

Gone are the days where we wore hip huggers (thank heavens!) – all I want to own are high waist bottoms! Whether you’re wearing jeans, shorts or a skirt, the silhouette will narrow your waist and elongate your legs. I’m not a big fan of light wash high waist jeans but a good pair of black jeans are my everything.

I made a video showing you how to use all of these super nifty and effortless hacks to elongate those legs. Be sure to check it out and give it a like while you’re at it. ♥

Or if all else fails – just get someone to carry you around!

Be sure to let me know what you think of these hacks? Are you going to give them a try?

Thanks, VB xx


  • From one shortie to another – THANKS! Great post

    • So happy to hear that you liked it!! ♥


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