Want to learn how to look taller in pictures?
I wished I was taller.
We all do. Unfortunately, I’m not. I’m 5’4″, I can’t change what God has given me, my short stature. Ahem!
I do, however, get a lot of comments about how I look so much taller in my pictures on Instagram.
People ask me if I was lying about my height or I photoshopped my photos.
Nope! I’m not lying or did I alter my photos.
Here are my secrets on how to look taller in pictures
How to Look Taller in Pictures
1. Dress right
The first thing you need to know about looking taller in a picture is you need to dress right. If you aren’t dressed right, doing the rest will not help much.
If you’ve not downloaded my style tips for short men guide. Do so right now. It’s free.
Here’s a few guide you get you started
- Maintain the same color for the top and bottom
- Wear fitted clothes or clothes that fit your body
- Avoid baggy pants
- Avoid low rise pants
There are more tips in my ebook
2. Wear Height Increasing Shoes
I am sure by now you know that I am a huge fan of height increasing shoes or elevator shoes.
Elevator shoes have come a LONG way. These days elevator shoes are stylish, comfortable, and isn’t bulky.
The best part? They add up to 2-4 inches to your height, and you’ll look taller instantly. So while God has given me my current height, elevator shoes have given me a boost. YAY!
The only companies I recommend are:
- Don’s Footwear
4. It’s all in the posture
Don’t hunch! Another tip is to make sure your shoulders are back and chin slightly up.
When you ask your girlfriend or boyfriend to capture your insta-fabulous photo, remind them to look at your posture.
5. It’s all about the photographer
Low shooting position on an upward angle will make most people look taller and thinner.
Why does this lower angle make people look taller in photos?
Do this exercise with me. I’m calling the ‘how to look taller in pictures finger exercise’
Hold up a finger in front of you. Move your fingers up, then move it up. Noticed how my finger looked taller in when you’re looking from an upward angle? The same rule applies in photography and making you look taller.
See the second picture.
Next time, try to your photographer (girlfriend/boyfriend) to go low and shot from an up angle.
6. Cross your legs
Interestingly enough, I read a tip a while back that crossing your legs can make you look taller as it gives an illusion of length.
After trying it, I must say…. it freaking works!
7. Don’t stand beside anyone
Probably my best tip other than #1 and #2 would be, don’t stand beside anyone. If you want to look taller in pictures, it only work if you’re alone.
Standing beside someone adds a relative comparison. Meaning, people would have someone else to compare your height to.
Don’t believe me? At 6’5″ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is tall! However! As you can tell in the above picture below, when he stands next to Sun Ming Ming who is 7’9″. He looks super short!
If you do however need to take a photo with someone, take a selfie intead! It hides your height instantly.
That comes to a conclusion on our how to look taller in pictures guide. I hope that helped you.
If you have other tip on how to look taller in pictures. Please add them in the comment section below.