5 Ways to Look Instantly Taller Without Wearing Heels

July 31, 2015
Your feet will adore these.

Want to give the illusion of height, but don't want to deal with painful high heels? Try one of these easy style tips to instantly (and comfortably!) elongate your silhouette.

1. Go High-Waisted
Whether a pencil skirt or shorts, this silhouette tricks the eye by elongating your lower body. Show off the waist with a crop top or tucked-in tailored blouse.

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2. Try a Romper
The shorter it is, the longer your legs will look (and you, so statuesque).

3. Flash Some Skin
Exposing as much of your foot as you can in sandals—especially in nude, light, or metallic hues—has a lengthening effect at the ankles. Just ask Barbie.

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4. Dress Monochromatic
Head-to-toe outfits in a single shade create a tall vertical line.

5. Cut Your Hair
Superlong strands can drag you down in an old-sea-hag way, while bobs and pixies turn you all lithe sea nymph, highlighting your neck and shoulders, which brings the eye up.

RELATED: 6 Pairs of Hot Heels That Won't Murder Your Feet

For more summer style tips, pick up the July/August issue of Women's Health, on newsstands now.

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