6 Things That Are Making You Look Shorter

Time for a little *fashion magic*.

Emily Ratajkowski - Trousers
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Note that the headline here says "shorter," not "short"–because being Martin Freeman-size isn't a bad thing at all, but feeling squatter than you actually are is. Here, we give you six faux pas that are literally bringing you down.

Chelsea Peng
Assistant Editor

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.