Dwijendra Kumar

sustainable fashion

Males and ladies under 5’10” and 5’6″ in height, respectively, could not have imagined being models until a few years ago. The absolute bare minimums in terms of height were stressed so heavily. Over time, a lot has changed. To reach out to many populations with distinct physical traits, diversity has migrated into the modeling industry.

The odd thing is, it has happened before. The minimal height requirement was not met by several top models. Delhi native Nakul Kapoor is among them. Nakul, a frequent at fashion events, appeared shorter than the female models who accompanied him down the runways. The way he carried himself on the ramp and his grace while performing the catwalk, however, was what made a difference. Nakul’s fashion career was so good that he was offered the lead role in a Bollywood film. However, the movie struggled at the box office.

Toshada Uma, a Mumbai native who stands about 4 feet 7 inches tall, has walked the catwalk for renowned Indian designers like Satya Paul and Tarun Tahilyani at prestigious fashion events put on by the Fashion Design Council of India and Lakme Fashion Week.

Despite being only 5 feet and 3 inches tall, Lily-Rose Depp is highly successful in the international modeling scene. Additionally, she has appeared on the covers of prestigious fashion publications including ELLE (France), Vogue (England), Vanity Fair (France), and others.

The ideal height for male models is at least 5 feet 10 inches, and for female models, it should be no less than 5 feet 7 inches. Additionally, they must be thin. Thus, one would see models sashaying down the ramps who were tall and trimmed. Models must also maintain their physical appearance because photographs might make them appear a few inches shorter and heavier overall.

But what if a person doesn’t meet the fundamental prerequisites?  Since so many advertising agencies now use plus-size models, there is still room for them. In addition, they prefer models who walk down the ramp confidently and have a good physique and well-toned bodies. They may easily disregard that fact.

The height requirements are never rigid in commercial print modeling, which includes models appearing in periodicals, catalogs, print adverts, etc.  Photographs taken up close have little to do with height.

A stunning and self-assured appearance, as well as beautiful skin, bright lips, and shiny hair, are necessary. Additionally, a skilled photographer would never overlook the other distinguishing elements of your appearance while neglecting a few inches or kilograms.

Additionally, those who are interested in ramp modeling but are a few inches shy of the requisite height can dress in long, striped, high-waisted pants to provide the illusion of height.

Until a few years ago, males shorter than 5 feet 10 inches and females 5 feet 6 inches in height could not dream of being a model. There was so much stress on the basic minimum requirements in terms of height. Things have changed over the years. Diversity has made its way into the modeling field to reach out to different communities with varying physical features.