How we dress can drastically alter the appearance of our body type, and can create the illusion of being taller or shorter. To create the illusion of being a little shorter, interrupt the line of your body using clothing or accessories. Just as creating a continuous line from head to toe gives a person the appearance of being taller, breaking up this line can make you look shorter. There are various ways to use clothing to draw the eyes across the body rather than down the body, to create the desired effect.


1. A contrasting belt

A belt that contrasts with the rest of your outfit creates a horizontal line across your midsection and creates the appearance of a shorter body. Bright colors or standout patterns can make a belt the focal point of an outfit, achieving the desired effect of making the wearer look shorter.



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