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The trick to height is all in the illusion, girlies. When you pile on the same color head to
toe, your body appears longer. How can you get the look? Slip on a your best LBD and work it
with black tights and black heels. But keep in mind you don’t hafta go goth (unless you want
to!). We like to mix in some vibrant hues.
Roxy Savage Knit Dress, $30, pacsun.com
You may not be the kind of girl who digs the high-waisted
look in jeans or shorts, but trust me, it really does the trick in
dresses. An empire waist visually
lifts your torso up higher, making it seem like your legs go for miles in the
Polka Power Dress, $48, modcloth.com
Here comes that illusion bit again. Horizontal patterns extent our bods out
to the sides, right? It only makes
sense to have vertical patterns do the same in making you seem taller or
Staring at Stars Woven Bodycon Dress, $50, urbanoutfitters.com
Fitted dresses look good on every height, but to really stop
hearts, slide into a fitted dress with tiered ruffles and a bubble hem for
Bow & Bubble Hem Dress, $27, forever21.com
Petite babes totally win in the war of mini dresses—they’re
hands-down always flattering on tiny chicas. Embrace the super-short!
Pins and Needles Chiffon-Trim Knit Dress, $49, urbanoutfitters.com
Contrary to popular belief, petite babes can pull off maxi
dresses. Look to Nicole Richie:
She rocks those lengthy threads all day (and night!). Fact of the matter is that exaggerated
hems just work for you: Especially if you sneak some higher-than-high heels
O’Neill Nina Print Maxi Dress, $60, lulus.com
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