So you want to look taller? Unfortunately it is impossible to will yourself to grow (we’ve tried). But, but but, there is a way to appear taller and might we add slimmer too. How?
C O L O R B L O C K.
When used strategically, color blocking or columns of color, will heighten and slim your shape. The slimming process consists of two elements: color and layers. Think carefully about color choice. Although it’s true that black is slimming, wearing too much black can be boring and age you. Any dark, rich color can be just as slimming as black, so opt for the latest colors like navy, dark red, Merlot, dark indigo denim or rich, charcoal gray. Emerald or forest green is an awesome choice too.
Once you’ve picked a dark, slimming color, add a cardigan, jacket or sleeveless vest to slim and lengthen you further. The layered jacket effect is a great lengthening secret. Add impact to your columns of color strategy by paying attention to the length of your legs.
Opt for a higher waist pant or skirt to elongate your legs.
This style tip will make your legs and body longer, while the jacket layering accentuates your gorgeous face. And on days you really need a mood (and height) lift, wear a bold, rich color in a monochromatic, head-to-toe look.
Here are some examples of using color-blocking to look taller…
If you love these color palettes, complete your look with the Coach Gallery Tote! The tote is one of our most popular styles. This handbag is generous in size and will easily fit your essentials, iPad, magazines, water bottle, sweater.