But my height has only been as much of a problem as I’d let it be.Over the years, I’ve dated and slept with women of all heights, ranging from 5’1″ to six-foot tall amazons.Look, I get it: you’ve been getting Oompa Loompa jokes since forever.
If you’re not 6 feet tall or taller, then you may as well just resign yourself to a sexless life of Napoleon jokes.
Of course, short is relative; what we consider “average” height varies depending on geographic locale and someone who’s 5’6″ would consider someone who’s 5’9″ (the average for American men) to be lucky.
One of the mistakes that short men make is that they dress in ways that First and foremost: embrace monochrome.
One of the biggest mistakes that men make is to wear clothing with a strong contrast – a white shirt, brown belt and blue jeans for example.
Instead, you want clothes that are relatively consistent in hue.
They don’t have to be perfectly monochrome – you don’t need to dress head to toe in black, for example – but keeping things within the same color-scheme helps the eye track over your body without stopping.
Even subtle patterns in the fabric, such as herringbone weaves, can help you slim your visual profile and make you seem taller.
However, you want to keep those stripes – think pin-striping, rather than wide blocks of color. Window-pane patterns are a definite no; the horizontal stripes and the negative space created negate the eye-tracking effect you’re looking this means clothes that are cut close to your body.
The old saw about how vertical stripes is based on this idea.
The stripes encourage your eye to follow them up and down, which creates the impression of height while your eyes want to follow horizontal stripes to the side, creating width.
The trick is understanding how to make height less of an issue.