Outfits for the shorter men. Every man longs to be tall and having a good wardrobe which creates that illusion is a great investment, especially for the shorter guy. But what items of clothing are considered a good investment? Which fashions should be used to their full potential? The humble navy suit is ideal for the shorter man. Monotone palettes will accentuate the frame and make the silhouette appear tall. Try to avoid all black suits as the all black look can make you appear short and give you a block shape.
The humble navy suit is ideal for the shorter man. Monotone palettes will accentuate the frame and make the silhouette appear tall. Try to avoid all black suits as the all black look can make you appear short and give you a block shape.
Simple little tweaks to an outfit such as wearing accessories higher up the body will force the eye line upwards. For example, wear a necklace instead of a bracelet and keep a handkerchief in your top jacket pocket. Hats that frame the face well are a great asset to the shorter mans’ wardrobe as they also draw the eyes upwards making you appear taller.
The obvious choice for footwear for the shorter guy is going to be the cuban heels and why not? They do give a boost in height but can also be the ideal footwear choice to make an outfit look suave. If you prefer the flat footed shoes, then choose trousers that fit you properly and stop at your ankle, baggy trousers around your ankles look bulky and will create a more short and chunky appearance.
A finally tip for creating height; wear a properly fitted, or if you can, a tailored suit. A suit that fits you properly not only looks amazing but will stop you appearing shorter with a more ‘block like’ silhouette.
Have a look at the following images to get more ideas on how to create the illusion of height.
Style Guide for Guys with Short Height
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#20 – High Up Accessories. A pocket handkerchief and sunglasses are great accessories for drawing the eyeline upwards thus creating a tall image.
#19 – High Up Accessories. Pocket handkerchief with sunglasses and a trilby. Again these are great for creating a tall look just using simple accessories. If you like this suit outfit then also have a look at these 16 Amazing Men’s suits combinations to get Sharp look.
#18 – Winter Style Accessories. A gorgeous fitted woollen tartan coat with scarf and glasses looks sleek and stylish as well as making you look tall.
#17 – Elijah Wood. The lovely Elijah Wood at just 1.68m tall incorporates scarves into his outfits for a taller look.
#16 – The Right Tones. Use navy or grey instead of black. Dark tones will give the illusion of height but too much black will look stocky and short.
#15 – Properly Fitted Suits. A good quality fitted suit with a button above the navel and no break in the trouser legs will make you appear tall.
#14 – No Break and Accessories. No break in the trousers and high up accessories will create height even for a casual outfit. For more ideas about accessories, check out these Men’s Clothing Trends and Fashion Accessories.
#13 – Navy Three Piece. Be careful with waistcoats as they can appear bulky on shorter men. But a properly fitted one will make you look stunning. Again, be smart with high up accessories.
#12 – Daniel Radcliffe. At just 1.65m tall Daniel still looks amazing and has put into practice the taller man tips including no break trousers and high up accessories.
#11 – Smart Casual. Simple fabric loafers with jeans and a casually rolled shirt. Sunglasses bring the eyeline up to create a tall feel.
#10 – Casual Autumn Style. Sunglasses to draw the eyes up and no break trousers will give a look of height. A knee length coat will make the figure appear longer and also make you appear taller.
#9 – Summer Style. Be careful with the length of shorts if you want to look taller. longer shorts will make you appear shorty and almost dumpy. Go for thigh length shorts and a casual rolled shirt as this will make your legs look longer.
#8 – Winter Business Style. Scarf with thigh length coat and no break trousers. Perfect for guys to look tall. For the complete ‘business-man’ look, you also need the right beard style, so have a look at Professional Beard Styles-20 Facial Hairstyle for Businessmen.
#7 – Natural Rocker. Wide lapels draw the eyeline upwards and skinnies with ankle boots will make your legs appear longer.
#6 – City Casual Look. Hip length jumper with long sleeves will make your arms and body look longer. Ankle boots will make your legs look longer. Sunglasses and necklace are great accessories.
#5 – Smart Style. No break trousers with accessories and a nice woollen blazer is a perfect combination.
#4 – Robert Downey Jr. At 1.74m he absolutely rocks the cuban heel with no break trousers and leather jacket.
#3 – Autumn Coats. Long overcoats will make the silhouette appear longer and thus taller. A turtleneck jumper and shades draw the eye line upwards. For more styling tips to wear a long coat, here are 20 Best Outfits To Wear with Long Coat.
#2 – Contrasting Colours. A great way to mix up a colour palette. Keep base colours darker and add a lighter blazer for effect.
#1 – The Whole Package. Sunglasses, scarf, thigh length overcoat, no break trousers and a dark colour palette! The perfect combination to make any gentleman appear taller!
as a short insecure man i tried all these simultaneously, I needed to look taller.
Instead of coming across as the tall adonis that I know i am, i was laugthed at.
Maybe you didn’t try it the right way 😉
Thigh length shorts? How far above the knee would you suggest?