Do you need a step ladder to reach the top shelf in the pantry? Do you forgo floor seats at concerts because you can’t see over the people’s heads in front of you? Unfortunately, height is not something that we can change. After you are done growing, there is no pain-free way to become taller without stretching all of your limbs and your spine. This is extremely dangerous, and was once a form of torture.
So, since you cannot actually become taller, is there any way to add height to your stature? As a matter of fact, there are several ways to help you look taller. While most of these tricks will not make you look 6’2” when you are only 5’6”, you can add the perception of an inch or two to your height.
Let’s steer clear of the painful limb and spine stretching and focus on what you can do to appear taller, pain-free. Here’s our list of seven ways to look taller, starting with a visual perception trick that has been used for over a century.