How To Look Taller In Kurti/Salwar| A Complete Guide

Looking tall is all about managing proportions of your body. The thump rule is that to elongate your figure you have to create long silhouette. You can do it by wearing clothes to create vertical lines. Creating vertical lines doesn’t mean wearing vertical stripe dress. It’s all about creating vertical line illusion.

You can create vertical line in many ways. But when you are doing that you have to make sure that the horizontal line is shorter. Here are a few ways to do that.

Dupatta style for salwar

Dupatta wearing style makes a huge difference in the way you look. There are two classical ways for wearing dupatta. One is one side style i.e. hanging your dupatta on one shoulder and the other shoulder will be free. The other style is two side dupatta style. In this method you will be covering entire upper half of your body using the dupatta. So now we have the clear picture of these dupatta wearing styles.

The point is when you wear your dupatta in only one side of your shoulder you will be creating a vertical line which will elongate your figure, meaning you will be looking taller.

On the other hand if you wear your dupatta in two side style then you will be creating a horizontal line which will make you look shorter and thicker.

Colour block design

Colour block design kurtis can be used to look taller. All you have to do is choose a kurti with vertical colour block design. It would be better if one colour is darker than the other.

Again, Horizontal colour block design will make you look bulkier and shorter.


Basically we are trying to create vertical lines and reduce horizontal length. In a salwar or kurti the sleeves can be used to alter the length of the horizontal and vertical lines.

For example a cap sleeve can increase the length of horizontal line and a long sleeve can create a vertical line. So just by wearing a long sleeve kurti or salwar you can look taller.

To take this one step ahead you can choose a salwar or kurti with a contrast colour sleeve i.e. the sleeve colour and the kurti colour are contrast to each other. By doing this you will be able to reduce the wideness of shoulder and elongate your silhouette, which ultimately results in taller looking illusion.

High Neck kurti or salwar

A high neck kurti or salwar can ease your work to look taller as it will cover your neck and make your body look longer. Speaking of neck designs you must avoid boat neck and round neck as it will widen your shoulder and make you look shorter.

Monotonous Kurti or salwar

This one is the golden rule when it comes to looking taller. A  multi colored kurti will cut your silhouette in many parts. But when you wear a monotonous kurti or salwar your silhouette will be longer and will make you look shorter.

Dark is the best

A bright color or a light color will make you look wider. Darker colors for some reasons make you look thinner and taller.

Button up style kurtis

Button up shirt type kurtis can create a longer looking figure as it creates a vertical line in the middle due to the buttons lined up from top to bottom.

Princess Cut Kurti

A princess cut kurti can also helps you to look taller. Generally princess cut kurti hides the two sides of your body and shows only the middle part. This makes you look slimmer. You look tall when you are slim and thin.

Long Kurti or salwar

As we already discussed when you wear something long your silhouette will look long. This makes you look tall. Long salwar with full sleeve and crush bottom are the perfect combination to look tall.

Crush pants

To look taller your legs must look longer. You can wear crush pants to make your legs look longer and thinner. And avoid Patiala pants as it makes your legs look bulkier.

Bonus tricks to look taller:
  • You can tie your hair in a ponytail or a bun to elongate your head and make it look longer. So this length will add to your height and makes you look taller.
  • Wear a high heel shoe in the same color as your bottom or legging. This creates an illusion of long legs.



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