6 Reasons You Look Short

Work your way out of these petite pitfalls.

1. You don't show toe cleavage. 

 

When the shoe vamp is too high, you deprive yourself of some serious lengthening exposure. Slip on pumps that show toe cleavage or wear strappy heeled sandals with skinny ankle straps for a more fluid silhouette.

2. Your skirts and pants weigh you down.

If you want to wear a long skirt or dressy pants, go all out with floor-grazing ones or slip on those that fall an inch above the floor. Always define your waist and put on heels when wearing mile-long pieces of clothing to prevent the fabric from bulking up your frame.

3. You lead them to look downwards.

Direct people’s attention upward so that they won’t notice you’re petite. Wear a top with an interesting neckline, paint your lip red, put your hair up in a top knot, or add volume to your hair—do anything that will keep their focus upwards.

4. Your bag is too big. 

Proportion is everything, so if you have a petite frame, stick to small to medium-sized bags. Stay away from oversized and slouchy bags that will make you appear smaller.

5. Your have too much hair going on.

If you don’t want to chop your hair off, style it in a way that shows off more of your neck to avoid being dragged down by your mermaid locks.

6. You slouch. 

When you slouch, your torso shrinks and your shoulders become rounded. Proper posture—shoulders back and stomach sucked in, just like what Lea Michele did in this photo, can trick people into thinking you’re a statuesque beauty—you stand tall literally.

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This story originally appeared on Femalenetwork.com.

Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors. 

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