How Sarah Michelle Gellar Stands Tall: Fashion Secrets Revealed

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Measuring 5ft 2 (157.5 cm), Sarah Michelle Gellar may be small in stature, but she sure makes up for it in her breadth of work.

Sarah Michelle Gellar in a stunning silver chainmail Dolce & Gabbana dress featuring a strappy bodice and a fitted maxi-length skirt that elegantly stopped just above her anklesSarah Michelle Gellar in a stunning silver chainmail Dolce & Gabbana dress featuring a strappy bodice and a fitted maxi-length skirt that elegantly stopped just above her ankles at the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on March 31, 2023 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Fashion Tricks for Looking Taller

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star is slightly shorter than the average American woman, but she has special tricks that make her look even taller.

In a December 2022 Instagram post, she struck a pose wearing wide-legged pants from Italian brand Brunello Cucinelli, which created the illusion of longer legs and gave her a stylish boost.

 
 
 
 
 
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Height in Hollywood: Perception vs. Reality

There have been several instances where Gellar gave a different answer when asked how tall she is. For example, while filming The Grudge in Japan, she commented that she’s “5 foot 3 inches” and “the tallest one in an elevator.”

In another instance, she told Teen Celebrity Magazine, “I’m okay with my body. It wouldn’t be very nice if I had big boobs anyway because I’m 5’2”.

Whatever her height really is, Sarah Michelle Gellar is still relatively short. Although, any exaggerated claims are perfectly acceptable in an industry such as Hollywood.

Sarah Michelle Gellar making a guest appearance on The View to talk about her new series Wolf PackSarah Michelle Gellar making a guest appearance on The View to talk about her new series Wolf Pack in New York City on January 24, 2023 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

But Sarah Michelle Gellar doesn’t need to be taller to be noticed. She has a presence about her and a charm that draws people in wherever she is.

It also helps that she has a few tricks up her sleeve to give her a boost. The actress gave us three tips on appearing taller in her recent appearances during the 6th Canneseries International Festival in Cannes, France.

Gellar’s Tips for a Taller Appearance

Tip 1. Plunging Neckline for an Elongated Look

A plunging neckline helps draw the eye downward and create the illusion of a longer torso, which makes one look taller.

At a photo session with the Cruel Intentions star on April 18, she wore the Tania dress from Maria Lucia Hohan. It featured a sleeveless design, an A-line silhouette, a plunging neckline that showed off her decolletage, and a ruffled hemline.

The black dress and matching black ankle-strap heels also aided in making her appear taller than she is.

Sarah Michelle Gellar dazzled everyone in a stunning plunging black gown that accentuated her tiny waist and flowed into a tiered skirt at a photo session during the 6th Canneseries International FestivalSarah Michelle Gellar dazzled everyone in a stunning plunging black gown that accentuated her tiny waist and flowed into a tiered skirt at a photo session during the 6th Canneseries International Festival in Cannes, France, on April 18, 2023 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Tip 2. Vertical Stripes and Height-Boosting Heels

Wearing vertical stripes will create straight lines up and down the body, making one appear tall. Sarah Michelle Gellar got the memo and wore a Zimmermann Resort 2023 Swim dress with green and navy vertical stripes and flirty cut-out detailing for a hint of skin.

It also helped that she wore a pair of green platform heels, which certainly gave her a boost.

Sarah Michelle Gellar in a green and navy blue printed maxi dress that exuded elegance and sophistication at her Handprint Ceremony during the 6th Canneseries International FestivalSarah Michelle Gellar in a green and navy blue printed maxi dress that exuded elegance and sophistication at her Handprint Ceremony during the 6th Canneseries International Festival on April 19, 2023, in Cannes, France (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Tip 3: Monochrome Dressing and High Heels

Create a cohesive look that draws the eye up and down with a monochromatic ensemble. At the closing ceremony of the 6th Canneseries International Festival, the Do Revenge actress showed off her tricks for looking taller.

She stepped out in an all-black look, wearing a dress with a plunging neckline and four-inch heels because a pair of high heels is a short girl’s best friend. Her final look for the prestigious event featured a Christian Siriano Fall 2023 strapless dress and Christian Louboutin pointy-toe pumps.

She swept her hair up in a chic updo and opted for a bold red lip for a pop of color. Drop earrings and a Jimmy Choo clutch finished off her elegant look.

Sarah Michelle Gellar's Christian Siriano dress boasted a plunging strapless neckline that accentuated her toned arms and shoulders at the closing ceremony during the 6th Canneseries International FestivalSarah Michelle Gellar’s Christian Siriano dress boasted a plunging strapless neckline that accentuated her toned arms and shoulders at the closing ceremony during the 6th Canneseries International Festival on April 19, 2023, in Cannes, France (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

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