What Are Ways To Get Shorter In Height?

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How to get shorter?

There are hundreds of rumours that say that it is possible for a person to make himself or herself shorter in height. These vary from the rather patronising 'stand in a hole' to 'drinking tea with no sugar'. People will try all sorts of things to change their appearance but physically it is not possible to shorten yourself. However it is possible to appear shorter.

While the tape measure may still say you are the same height, there are ways to make yourself look shorter in certain circumstances. When going on a night out with friends, avoid heels. Many of your friends will probably opt for very high heels with wobbly ankles so stick to flats. Flat shoes do not need to lack style, comfort or support. There is a wide range of flat shoes available that will look as elegant and trendy as the tallest stilettos.

Instead or as well as flatter shoes, try dressing in visually shortening clothes. Avoid wearing long dresses, monochromatic outfits or vertical stripes. These are all fashion tips taken by individuals who want to make themselves look taller.

To look shorter, wear:

  • cropped jackets,
  • horizontal stripes,
  • short skirts,
  • Capri pants,
  • thick belts or block,
  • brightly coloured tops with dark bottoms.
If you really want to appear shorter then stand around strategically. This does not mean slouching. Some may say that slouching makes you look shorter but do not consider the long term effects it can have on your body. Slouching can make your spine twist and cause you to permanently be unable to stand up straight.

Instead, try standing at a lower level to people who you are talking to or surround yourself with taller people. The best alternative is to simply embrace your height. Many individuals who consider themselves as 'average' or 'normal' height would love to be taller.
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People always say shorter people are a cuter size . I'm 14 and 5'3 but id love to be between 4'10 and 5. I'm going to try the tea and coffee thing and almost everything else I read on here and hope it works.
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Ranood Amara
Ranood Amara commented
I'm 14 and I'm 5'7 I just hope that I stop growing any taller. It's crazy man girls wear high heels and I'm still the tallest human in parties and weddings :')
Bikergirl Anonymous
Ohhh mmmmyyy ... Did you all miss biology class completely? Drinking coffee does not stunt your growth .. nor does doing squats or any other exercise, for that matter.

Your bone structure is what dictates your height .. and genetics dictates how tall your frame will be. Things like posture make a huge difference, but that is about it.
Zoe Carlson-Morrow
Have you guys heard of subliminals? Go to youtube and look up "subliminal for getting shorter" it may help
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If your still growing you can stunt your growth by constantly putting weight on your shoulders e.g carrying a heavy bag but you have to alternate and put the bag on each shoulder so it's even but you have to be careful that you don't hurt yourself doing it.
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I'm 18 and I'm 5'3ish. I don't think I'm too tall but I would like to be shorter, so I can wear super high heels and still be 3 or 4 inches shorter than my bf who is 5'10.

I found exercising regularly can help with muscle gaining, which make you look shorter. Hopefully that coffee and tea thing really works, I also heard that eating a lot of fish could help.
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Tamara Scott answered
Wow, I'm between 5'2 1/2" and 5'3". I was 5'5 1/2" last year, but then again I was 238 pounds last year. Losing weight seems to have worked for me. I lost 40 pounds and 2 3/4" off my height. 60 more pounds and I will be 5'.
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Lauren Millerlauren
Wait so you actually got shorter, like physically shorter?
Bikergirl Anonymous
Losing a lot of weight may decrease height a little bit believe it or not .. but only because of losing height in your skelletal frame. You would lose a substantial amout of fatty tissue in the bottom of the foot, which may have previously acted as a cushion making you appear taller.
Lauren Millerlauren
I've never even thought of that wow
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Anonymous answered
Well hopefully the coffee and tea thing works because I wana get shorter too. I hate my height. But I've been told it is almost impossible to get taller, so just be glad you might not grow anymore. I feels you're pain though.
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I'm 5'7 and I'm 12; almost 13. I accept my height, but if there is a way to get shorter, than I'll try it. Lifting weights over your head is a good way and drinking coffee. Don't drink coffee everyday because, it's bad for you.
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I'm 14 and I'm 5'7 all my friends are atleast 4 to 5 inches shorter than I am even my boyfriend is shorter than me and I hate it plus I'm really skinny my family thinks I don't eat enough but I do. I also like wearing heels but I hate being as tall as my mom when I were them.
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Jacky Huynh
Jacky Huynh commented
Yeah, I bet it sucks being that tall at 14. I wish you were my height. I'm 16 and I'm 5'6, but I'm a guy. I'm skinny too. I drank tea and coffee regularly and I had to carry a heavy backpack. I was originally 5'7 but with those things I did, I'm now 5'6!
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I'm 12 turning 13 next week , and I'm just about under "5"8". I'm the tallest in my class and it makes me feel like a giant. Those who are 12 and only "4"0 - 5"6 I consider you guys lucky.

If anyone knows how to get shorter, nothing to hard, like eat a lot of fish because my mom wouldn't let me eat a lot of fish or drink a lot of coffee, so if you guys have any simple ways of getting shorter please leave a comment.
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Apparently lifing weights up above your head and drinking tea is supposed to make you shrink its not too healthy but I'm thinking about doing it and when you don't sleep a lot your body doesnt have time to grow and cut out calcium from your diet but I don't think you should do that cause you need it to keep your teeth and bones strong.
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Bikergirl Anonymous
Completely false .. no amount of tea or exercise will make you shorter. That is a falicy.

However, severe malnutrition and long term sleep deprivation creates a level of degrading factors that does affect bone mass, and fat on the sole of the feet.
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MIa Scholz answered

You do realize tall is considered beautiful, gorgeous and even stunning, right? I am 5'6 and 14, which I think is somewhat tall for my age. Why do you think models are so tall? You usually can't model unless you're at least five seven. Luckily, I'm still growing. I will admit I used to feel crazy insecure about how tall I was, mainly because I've stood at 5'6 ever since the 5th grade, and NONE of my friends, or even guy friends were as tall as me. NONE. 

But just remember, now that I think about it more, and I've gotten older, I'm glad I'm tall. Hey, just look at all the stunningly beautiful girls out there who are even taller! Iggy Azalea is 5'10, Taylor Swift is too I believe, Cara Delevigne, Miranda Kerr, it's an endless list. Be confident my future models!

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Terrie Dawson answered

I'm not sure about ways to get shorter in height, crouching
down may be help you. You know what you are the one I saw who is asking about
ways to shorter height. I think surgery is the only way to get shorter in
height. However, you
can follow other ways to make yourself look shorter. Something tall people
slouch to look shorter. The first thing that you should do is make sure that
you don't slouch, and ensure that your posture is correct. Then, to make
yourself shorter position yourself around people who are taller than you.
Wherever possible, sit down rather than stand up as this will make you seem
shorter. For females, make sure that wear flats rather than heels.

Anonymous Profile
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You guys are wow.. Saying you're 5'1 and 5'3 and 5'7 and complaining.  I'm 15 and nearly 6 feet.

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Ok, here's an awkward thing.... I'm about 4'7 and my boyfriend is shorter than me and its kinda uncomfortable because I feel like I'm the guy and he's the girl, it's soooo weird...

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When I was 10 I was 5''4 now I'm 14 and I'm 5''1

Heres how I did it:

I did squats everyday

I slept with my legs curled up

I also got taller friends

Hope this helped (:

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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
It really works??.. how long do you squat for??
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
How long do you squat for? And how many did you do a day?
Lucy Anonymous
Lucy Anonymous commented
I'm 14, and I used to be SUPER short as a kid. Then, adults started making me stand straight, even though I preferred crouching and curling up. I didn't get what you'd call tall and I wasn't taller than most of the people I knew either, I just got really tall compared to what you'd think I'd end up like. I was drinking milk and eating tons of pizza and started getting active instead of sitting. Then, I got into this craze about wanting a big butt. I started doing squats, about 250 a day (I do 50 now, but I'm trying to work my way back to 250 again). I went vegetarian, too. Mind you, I wasn't trying to get shorter at all. I got lazy and gave up on sleeping straight, so I started curling up again. Then, when I got on the scales, I was nearly an inch shorter IN SHOES than I was last time without shoes! I was shocked, I couldn't believe it. Now, I'd actually like to be super short again. I've started eating little to no food containing calcium and started doing 50 squats a day again. I also keep my legs curled. It's actually been working. I woke up this morning feeling a lot shorter compared to things. Not an extreme difference, but a significant one. It's working, and thank Celestia I'm still going through puberty so that I can also stunt my growth with other things. Smoking cigarettes will also stunt your growth, which I've been considering. I've smoked many times before, but it's a year or six month gap between each time I have, so it's not enough to do the trick. Chow~
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All you are moaning at your height. Don't . I'm 5.7 and 12! You can't physically get any shorter

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Danae Hitch
Danae Hitch commented
If you are 12 years old, you are too young for this site. You need to be 13 to use Blurtit.com.
Lucy Anonymous
Lucy Anonymous commented
You actually can o.o It's happened to me before.
Lucy Anonymous
Lucy Anonymous commented
Repeating the steps I did back then when I wasn't trying to get shorter :P
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Paris Westfall answered

Embrace your height! 

 No-one ever said a guy had to be taller than a girl. Most of you girls are still in middle school or your freshman year of high school. Instead of complaining you should embrace your height. When did this delusion of guys needing to be as tall as girls ever even come along? 

Why can't a girl be taller than a guy? And guys embrace your height also. Don't judge appearance by height, after all that's just another physical appearance. Leave your delusions behind and embrace the way you look. Although I'm 17, i'm very far from interested in love. But if by some long shot I ever get married I'm alright , if I marry someone shorter than me one day.  I'm content with being stronger than him also. In fact I'm stronger than most guys and I'm proud of it ;).

Ayano

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Megan Sims answered

I think lifting weights above your head is a good idea.

You lot should be proud of your height, done compare yourself to everybody, just be yourself, your that height for a reason and be proud of it. I'm 5'0 and 14  and in my school that's tall as everyone is 5'0 and under. I'm proud of my height and so should you be!!

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I went to check out a site that may have the answer on how to get shorter in height.  Let me share it with u. It says that u have to crouch down while texting or when watching tv, lift dumbbells over your head, get a backpack full of books and while u do that u push your upper body out and walk around for about 10- 15 minutes. Do dead-lifts for 10 minutes. That's it. I hope that this will help u.

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guys im only 17 going 18 and im 5'9.3 in my country its considered freakin tall HOW :-(((

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this sucks but im 17 going 18 and my height is 5'9.3 and its considered "freakin tall" in my country HOW?

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am 15 and am 5'7 and i wish i was 5'0 feet am taller than my older sister and when we are going out together everyone thinks am the oldest because am tall and it makes me feel soo insecure i wish i was short i dont want to ever grow tall

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I'm 14 and 5'6", but i really wish I was 5'3". I started listening to 'get shorter' subliminals when I go to sleep... But they haven't done anything. It's only been two nights, so hopefully it will work. - M

Takalakah Chakalakah Profile
Well I've never heard of anyone wanting to get shorter but I looked it up and someone said, "You might be able to get shorter by crouching down. I remember I crouched and in a month, I've shrunk half an inch, from 5 foot 9 to 5 foot 8 and a half."  I don't know if I believe it though. And I know when people get old they shrink about a couple of inches.
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You don't have to be old, you just got to be sick for that to happen. I'm sick. I'm suffering from hyperparathyroidism. I shrunk from 5 foot 9.5 to 5 foot 8 in a year! If you're lucky, you'd also be suffering from hyperparathyroidism.
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I'm 13 years old and I'm 5'8 I'm the tallest in my class, I really enjoyed and was proud but I'm goin out with this girl who is 5'3 and its really anoying me now I wana be like 5'5 or even if its an inch smaller please help!
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Jacky Huynh
Jacky Huynh commented
You could try doing heel jumps. You can also drink tea with hardly any sugar. For the tea, you better drink it like once or twice a day. Eating butter tarts also works.
sam unknown
sam unknown commented
Theres no way to become shorter. You should be proud of your height . Being tall is pretty awesome if you're a guy. I'm 18, female, and like 5'7 or 5'8. And i wish i was shorter , but a lot of people like my height and would love to be my height.
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Anonymous commented
I want to be shorter. I'm 13 and 5"4. I hate it. I wanna be short and cute. I wanna be like 4"8-4"9 or something, and I hate being tall!!! I feel so out of place. And all the guys like short, cute girls, they say tall is beautiful, but short is cute. I don't wanna be tall. I'm extremely insecure, if I was shorter, I'd be a lot more confident.
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I know me to girl. I am 14 also, and even though I am only 5'1 I wish I was taller. See my dream is to become a jockey, and I have wanted that forever. And I am afraid if I keep growing I can't become one. My parents are short so hopefully I won't grow anymore. (My mom is 5'2 and my dad is 5'4).
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All of you guys don't realize it but you are very young and stopping your growth now! When you're older you'll wish you were taller especially guys I know lots of short guys and their about 19 or older and 5'6. They sounded just like you guys around your age. You guys have many years ahead of you don't change for other people just because they might not like your height.

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