6 Things That Are Making You Look Shorter

Time for a little *fashion magic*.

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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 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.