Channeling Your Inner Elastigirl 5 Ways to Elongate Your Spring Outfits

Ever wish there was a magic pill that could make you a few inches taller? I did… Until I learned a few tricks that made me look taller than I was. Here are 5 tips and tricks to elongate your spring outfits.


  1. Who wears short shorts?-Me obviously. Lol, I don’t really mean to wear super short shorts, but they seem extra short on me for some reason. Wearing shorts gives you the illusion that you’re taller because the more leg you show, the longer you look.
  2. Go With The Flow– It’s all about color matching your top and bottom to create a one-piece like look. It could be an all white summer outfit or a fiery red power suit. Monochrome is the way to go, to the help you flow, from head to toe.
  3. Perk ‘Em Up, Ladies!- Not those you silly. :p Whether it’s block heels, cork wedges, platform jellies, stiletto gladiators, or lucite booties, if it can boost you up a couple of inches, I say wear ‘em! We have just as many open toe options for summer so keep ‘em perky ladies. The shoes of course. J
  4. Take A Hike-You can literally take a hike if you want some fresh air and exercise, but I’m talking about hiking up the waist and wearing high waist shorts/pants. This can instantly add 2-3 inches on your legs. Pure David Copperfield.
  5. Drag Queen– It’s ok to dress in drag! Summer tends to bring out a lot of palazzo pants and these pants were made to drag (more graze) the floor. If they hit your ankles, it’s actually too short. Those extra few inches of fabric can go a long way and lengthen your legs.




 So we’re all going to magically grow a few inches, right?
Top: Make Me Chic
Shorts: Gap, similar here
Shoes: Kate Spade (old), similar here and here

56 Responses

  1. Coco

    Great tips Jen! I never thought about number 2 but it’s actually a great piece of advice! I also bought extra long high waisted pants recently! Big hugs gorgeous! Ps. You look stunning as always!!!

  2. Hey, sweetie! you look adorable in this outfit!! loving the top and the color on you!!! thank you for sharing these great tips. I love wearing short all the time or as much as I can. The fact is they made me look taller with long legs and also they are super comfy.

    Happy weekend! xx.


  3. Hey Beauty
    Sooo Nice Tips:) I am 176 cm tall so I am ok but you Look sooo Tall lol on Your Photos:)
    Your Legs are super Pretty in shorts and the Pink Top is something what I need to have:)
    How Pretty one:)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina

  4. Queen Horsfall

    Living in Korea, I learned how girls wear short skirts /shorts to look taller, but I never felt comfortable to wear too short shorts in US, because man give a dirty look, you are brave! I love your Top as well!

  5. I think it is safe to say that I’m on the same boat as you are when it comes trying to appear taller and more elongated in photos. I love wearing shorter skirts and short shorts so that it is all legs (you have fantastic pair of gem). Love the top and those heels.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  6. This is so great and unique! I love the drag kind of look and that bow that falls off the shirt! Its so original! Maybe ill try it out today!

  7. If you ever DO find that magic pill that would make us a tad longer, please share some with me. In the meantime I’ll apply some of your tips. As a guy I’m not wearing short shorts, but when they end above the knee I all of a sudden feel (and look) a lot taller and the same goes for pants. The skinnier the pants, the taller I get. 🙂

  8. This was a great post! I needed these tips. I definitely like to show legs because it does five the illusion of height. Heels help too! I try not to buy too many long dresses because I don’t like to shorten my height. Thank you for these extra tips!

  9. jenellewitty

    Hehehe hike them up! I like these tips, I kinda wish I were a little taller, but there is no point thinking about that! Love the pink shoes. I ordered a pink suede pair but had to send them back, they weren’t right. These are lovely.
    xx Jenelle

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