This story was updated in February 2019.
Who wouldn’t love to look a tad bit taller without wearing heels? There are some simple tricks and tips on what ethnic outfits you should wear if you want to instantly look taller. From the prints to the cuts to even the necklines, little things play a big role when it comes to giving you a tall and slender look! Here are ten styles that’ll definitely work like magic!
10 Amazing Ethnic Outfits For A Taller You!
No longer do you need to worry about tripping over impossibly tall heels! Our list of easy-to-carry Indian outfits will effortlessly have you looking like you gained some extra inches overnight!
1. Elongated Print Patterns!
Visually, this does the trick. Long prints create an illusion of vertical lines that makes one look taller, like this pretty Anarkali. This pattern is a great choice for someone who wants exactly that. The high neck and the panels, along with the slender leaf motif, work wonders to create a tall slender frame.POPxo Recommends: Orange Embellished Anarkali (Rs 2,699)
2. Straight Silhouettes!
If you are wearing straight cut kurtas, choose pants or palazzos in similar dimensions as the kurta. At first glimpse, it should look like a one-piece outfit. The prints and colours of the pants should be carefully chosen to blend well with the kurta. The more intricate they are, the neater and more linear they look...making you look taller!POPxo Recommends: Red Printed Kurta Pant Set (Rs 3,199)
3. Layer Strategically!
Layering in indian outfits looks really amazing. Wear a kurta and put on an ethnic jacket on top and match it with skirts or an interesting palazzo! Trust us, it’ll look voluminous, fuller and will definitely give your outfit that elongating effect.POPxo Recommends: Turquoise Blue Cotton Kurta And Palazzo (Rs 4,999)
4. Try Front Slits On The Upper Garment!
Leave behind the traditional kurtas with side slits, instead go for front slits that extend till the waist, and wear them with a solid bottom. This will create lines that’ll make the legs look longer and also make you look slimmer. While wearing kurtas with side slits, make sure the slits go all the way up till the waist.POPxo Recommends: Navy Blue Printed Kurta Set (Rs 2,600)
5. Solid Colours From Top To Bottom!
When you wear different coloured top and bottoms, it directly divides the body into two parts. This will make you appear shorter as it separates and highlights your upper and lower body. But when you wear the same colour from top to bottom, it creates a solid vertical frame and makes you look taller.POPxo Recommends: Navy Blue Solid Kurta (Rs 2,199)
6. Draping Methodology!
The way you drape your dupatta can also add some height to your body. This cape dupatta for suits runs all the way through the arms, making it look like a never ending part of the outfit. This immediately makes you look taller than your normal self. Creating vertical lines and falls with a cape dupatta is a sure shot way to give your body a taller look!POPxo Recommends: Pink & Gold-Toned Printed Anarkali Kurta (Rs 3,200)
7. Tiered Creations!
Whether you are wearing skirts, lehengas, or ethnic suits, tiered silhouettes always creates an illusion of a taller body. The concentric circles all around create geometric lines that will make one look elevated. The more the gather, the more grand the outfit looks, so go explore!POPxo Recommends: Beige & Red Tiered Suit (Rs 1,799)
8. Deep Necklines!
A blouse or a kurta with deeper necklines always draws attention upwards and thus makes one look taller. Deep V-necklines, or even scoop necks that fall diagonally are good options. This lehenga set right here has a V-neck blouse that’ll do wonders for your upper torso and makes it one of the safest Indian outfits that make you look tall!POPxo Recommends: Floral Work Designer Lehenga(Rs 1,499)
9. Kurta Pants Set
We all know that solid designs go a long way in creating the illusion of a taller frame. But so do short pants! When it comes to ethnic, you can pair three-fourth pants with a mid-length kurti to make you look taller than you really are. Pair a dhoti with a short kurta with some juttis and you're good to go!POPxo Recommends: Maroon Solid Kurta Pants Set (Rs.3,999)
10. Printed A-Line Kurta
A fitted, A-line kurta is top on our list of Indian outfits that make you look tall. This is all you need to make you look taller at the next event that demands you to bring out the desi in you. If you're still not satisfied, then pair it with straight trousers and walk tall with confidence.POPxo Recommends: Mauve Printed A-Line Kurta (Rs.2,600)MUST-READ: 10 Fashion Struggles ONLY A Short Girl Can Understand!MUST-READ: How To Look Taller In Indian Wear!