Style Your Jeans to Look Taller

Tracy Gold
by Tracy Gold
5 Minutes

If you want to look taller in a great pair of jeans but you can’t face putting on another pair of painful heels, this tutorial is definitely for you! I am going to show you the difference the length of a pair of jeans can make in helping you look taller. I’ll also show you a few tricks to styling a pair of jeans to really elongate your legs and make you appear taller than you are. This guide will have you looking taller in no time and the best part is, you’ll stay stylish while doing it!

How to make yourself look taller
Choose the right jeans

When it comes to deciding whether a pair of long or cropped jeans make you look taller there is no competition. Long jeans definitely win at elongating a person’s figure. One of the reasons is that if you wear shorter jeans, your skin will show and skin always draws the eye. The question is what can you do with all the short pairs of jeans you already own?

How to look taller and slimmer
Wear ankle boots

My first trick is wearing a stunning little pair of ankle boots. The boots will cover up the skin and definitely help you look a lot taller in your pair of jeans. If you’re really looking to elongate your legs, wear a pair of boots the same color as your pants or jeans. This will make your legs look like two long straight lines, definitely adding some length to your look. 

How to make a short woman look taller
Wear knee-high boots

Another excellent trick that I actually prefer, is wearing a stunning pair of knee-high boots. Once again the skin is fully covered and therefore no attention is drawn to how long your legs actually are. I love this trick because knee-high boots are also just so in right now and create such a stylish outfit. 

How to dress to look taller
Choose the right wide-leg pair

What about a pair of wide-leg pants or jeans? If you ask me, the same rule applies! I definitely think the longer leg makes me appear a lot taller! Once again, it’s the skin rule. If you see skin, your attention is immediately drawn to it. Covering up your full leg will definitely help you look taller! 

Wear ankle boots
Wear ankle heeled boots

If you love your cut jeans and you don’t want to get rid of them, add a pair of ankle boots to cover up your skin. If you are looking for a more dressy look, a heel always does the trick, and it will definitely add to your height as well. 

It’s so easy to style jeans to make yourself look taller! Which style is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Tracy Gold Tracy Gold on Nov 05, 2020

    I hear you! You can either shorten the long tops or look out for shorter/cropped options that will be regular length on you. To get more tips on how to dress taller you can go here

  • Ginger Ginger on Aug 19, 2023

    I have always been taught that cropped pants make you look shorter, and I am short (and over 70), but it is blazing hot and humid in Louisiana, especially in the summer, so long pants are hot! How can you look taller and stay cool? It's either above the knee shorts (to be cooler) or lightweight loose summer dresses!