3. Use Distractions
Collared shirts and V-neck tops — subtle ones, not ones that plunge halfway to your belly button — can take attention away from your midsection and make your torso appear longer.
4. Consider Manx
Manx ($60) are Spanx — compression clothing — for men. Yes, they’re real, and yes, the V-neck, tank top, or crew-neck undershirts will help you look slimmer. (Pretty much any woman you see in a tight-fitting dress, even if she’s a celebrity who’s in great shape, is wearing Spanx underneath.) Unfortunately, if you’re more than 50 or 60 lbs. overweight, Manx won’t help.
5. Wear Two-Button Blazers
Two-button blazers give the impression that the torso is longer, so you look taller. Steer clear of one- and three-button blazers; the former are fairly fashion forward (though if that’s your style, go ahead) and the latter work best for tall, trim dudes.