5 Ways to Look Taller in Photos

Is it just me or do you love looking a couple inches taller in photos? It may seem silly, but when it comes to doin it for the gram, I’ve tried all the tricks in the book to make myself look like I’m 5’9″ rather than my modest 5’3″. Since I’m a pretty open book and love to share some of my favorite tips & tricks with you guys, I’ve rounded up some super easy ways to look taller in your photos.


Stand on you Tippy Toes

This might be a no-brainer, but by standing on your tippy toes in photos (especially when you’re not wearing heels) will elongate your legs, making it look like you grew a couple extra inches overnight. It also gives the appearance that you’re walking which adds life to the photo!

Wear Perspex or Nude Heels

Wearing perspex or nude heels also gives the illusion of elongated legs leaving you looking like a real-life Barbie doll. Not only that, but they match with everything, so really it’s a win/win for you! Perspex heels have been trending since 2016 and even two years later, they’re still a hot item.

High Waisted Bottoms

High-waisted shorts or pants are a staple in my wardrobe and now that I think about it, they’re really all I ever wear now. I find that high-waisted bottoms instantly give your legs a longer appearance and this helps even more if I’m not wearing heels like in the picture below.


Shoot Photos at a Lower Angle

I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of times I’ve told Gavin or whoever’s taking the picture to “get lower.” Shooting about 10 feet back and in an upward direction like in the picture above, really gives the appearance that you’re a few inches taller.

Add Top Knot

At this point I’ve tried it all and one of the most fun ways to make yourself look taller in photos is adding a top knot to your hair. Not only is it a great way to get your hair out of your face in the Summer heat, but it gives you a chic and polished look every time. Not to mention, the extra height on top of my head really helps to elongate me.

While I can’t give you the magic power of growing as tall as you’d like, I hope these tips help you in your future photo-taking endeavors! Also, if you have any other ideas you’d like to share, leave them in the comments below!


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