Are you tired of feeling small? You would be surprised how much a wardrobe alteration and a change of attitude can do! These aren't the only ways to make your body taller—by keeping a healthy diet and good posture, you can even prevent many bone damaging ailments that often occur as you age, including shrinkage.
First, let's focus on your clothing. Many may dress to accentuate their figure or their muscles, but did you know you can dress to make your body look taller? You can do this by choosing business suits that are all one color, preferably darker hues, such as navy blue or black. Pinstripes are also useful in looking taller. By wearing two-toned clothing—such as dark pants with a white shirt—you draw a line across your waist where the two colors meet, which makes you look shorter, especially if your pants are high on your waist. Avoid patterns such as plaid or polka dots. Most of all, try to choose clothing that fits you well and makes your limbs and torso seem long rather than short.
Your shoes can also have an effect in making your body taller. Wearing heels and height increasing insoles can make you look taller. Wearing large shoes, such as clogs, boots, and tennis shoes, can also aid in the illusion, as they make your feet look bigger.
Believe it or not, your hair also impacts your height. By wearing your hair long, you blur the space between your ears and shoulders, which makes your neck look shorter.
Your posture is very important, and not just for appearances. Sitting with your back straight and your shoulders back does make your body taller, but it's also very important for your bones and muscles as well, particularly your back.
Most importantly, attitude is everything. It's easier said than done, I know, but exuding confidence can do wonders for your self image. When you are smiling, positive, and professional, people notice this and respond to it. In contrast, if you are miserable, uncertain, and negative, those you interact with will notice this as well, and it will affect your appearance.