Sara Ali Khan used this classic styling trick to look taller and slimmer, so take notes Advertisement

Sara Ali Khan used this classic styling trick to look taller and slimmer, so take notes

Fashion that's smart

By ELLE team  August 16th, 2018

If you love your body but just wish you were a tad bit taller than you actually, pay attention. While the easiest way to add a couple of inches to your frame is via a pair of killer stilettos, Sara Ali Khan has an even more effective tip to add — choose an ensemble in a monochromatic shade that matches your skin tone. 

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For her father Saif’s 48th birthday (did you see the cake Kareena got him?), the young starlet picked a velvet mini in a nude tone that she styled with furry stilettos in a similar shade. A nude sling bag, a simple pearl necklace and matching pearl studs rounded off her ensemble. The entire look maximises her perceived height, simply because the chosen colour complements her skin tone, doesn’t break or contrast in any way that distracts the eye, and creates a vertical line.

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Choosing monochromatic colour schemes is an effective strategy to give the impression of appearing taller, and one celebrity who’s always working this in her favour is Kim Kardashian West, often spotted wearing neutrals like beige, ecru, sand and fawn.


The trick to getting monochrome dressing right is to ensure your top and bottom is from the same colour family. Or, you could simply choose a dress like Sara.

Inside Sara Ali Khan’s bag collection:

Bottega Veneta Milano Uluru bag

This is Sara Ali Khan's favourite go-to bag, hands down. Whether she's trotting off to the gym or heading for a movie, this faithful companion constantly accompanies her everywhere. A grown-up choice for a young lady, but we suppose Sara inherited her love for the classics from her grand-mother, Sharmila Tagore.  

Image courtesy: @saraalikhanx 

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote

Arguably the most ubiquitous bag from the French luxury maison, Sara shares her obsession with celebrities from Reese Witherspoon to Diane Kruger, all fans of the roomy tote's ability to fit seemingly their whole world.

Image courtesy: @saraalikhanx 

Bottega Veneta crossbody sling bag

Sara is often seen bringing this bag as her +1 to parties, and we can only assume she's a fan of the brand's iconic intrecciato design. The bag's versatile design has won it fans in celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton too. 

Christian Dior Miss Dior sling bag

Yet another classic sling bag beloved by stars like Charlize Theron and Marion Cotillard, Sara keeps this bright red beauty only for special events — like Shahid Kapoor's birthday bash. It's Dior, after all.

Tod's nylon tote

She's just about signed her debut film, but Sara Ali Khan is already proving her frequent flier credentials. The actress has found the ideal travel bag that fits everything and is weather proof. Are you taking notes?