Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals her secret for looking taller than five feet four inches

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who stands at 5ft4in, says she wears ‘magic pants’ to add inches: ‘They actually make me look tall – or at least not extremely short’

Sarah Michelle Gellar took to Instagram on Monday to show off her ‘magic’ pants that make her look taller.

The five feet four inches tall actress, 45, revealed that her solution to faking the illusion of length is a pair of wide leg, floor-sweeping trousers.

‘These pants are magic,’ she wrote in an Instagram story sharing the same photo. ‘They actually make me look tall (or at least not extremely short)’. 

She means business: Sarah Michelle Gellar, 45, took to Instagram to show off her 'magic' pants that make her look taller on Monday

She means business: Sarah Michelle Gellar, 45, took to Instagram to show off her ‘magic’ pants that make her look taller on Monday

The star – who is best known for her role as Buffy Summers in hit sci-fi drama series Buffy The Vampire Slayer – sported a pair of gray, wide-leg trousers.

They are from Italian luxury fashion brand Brunello Cucinelli.

The Long Island native wore a cream-colored belt to cinch the pants at her waist and donned a simple, white button-up for the complete business casual look.

Makes a difference: The five feet four inches tall actress revealed that her solution to faking the illusion of length is a pair of wide leg, floor-sweeping trousers versus other hem lengths; seen on December 6 in Santa Monica, California

Makes a difference: The five feet four inches tall actress revealed that her solution to faking the illusion of length is a pair of wide leg, floor-sweeping trousers versus other hem lengths; seen on December 6 in Santa Monica, California

She wore a pair of heels underneath the trousers to give her the appearance of extra lift. 

The actress – who plays Daphne in the Scooby-Doo live action films alongside her real-life husband Freddie Prinze Jr., 46, as her on-screen partner Fred – styled her blonde tresses in a low ponytail.

She kept her highlighted money pieces loose to frame her face.

Last week: She spoke about the toxic environment on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer set more than a year after her costar Charisma Carpenter accused the creator Joss Whedon of 'hostile and toxic behavior'

Last week: She spoke about the toxic environment on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer set more than a year after her costar Charisma Carpenter accused the creator Joss Whedon of ‘hostile and toxic behavior’

For makeup, she kept it simple yet chic as she rocked a smokey eye and a nude pink lip. 

Last week, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star broke her silence and spoke openly about – the creator of the 1990s sci-fi series, 58 – Joss Whedon’s ‘extremely toxic’ set that pitted women against each other.  

This comes more than a year after her costar Charisma Carpenter, 52, accused the creator of ‘hostile and toxic behavior’.

Gellar claimed women ‘pitted against each other’ during that time.

Too powerful: She also added that female friendships were highly discouraged because they were 'powerful'

Too powerful: She also added that female friendships were highly discouraged because they were ‘powerful’

She also added that female friendships were highly discouraged because they were too ‘powerful’. 

She said that over the years she has had to unlearn that it is not normal for film sets to be so toxic and rampant with misogyny however common it may be.  

‘For so long, I was on a set that I think was known for being an extremely toxic male set,’ she said.

‘And so that was ingrained in my head that that was what all sets were like, and that women were pitted against each other – that if women became friends, then we became too powerful, so you had to keep that down,’ she said.

‘Now that I’ve had this opportunity to work with so many more women and men that support women as well, I realized how easy an experience it can be.’

She continued, ‘But… unfortunately we’re still in that place where all of those departments a lot of times need to be women for us to have a voice.’

More to change: She said that 'unfortunately we're still in that place where all of those departments a lot of times need to be women for us to have a voice'

More to change: She said that ‘unfortunately we’re still in that place where all of those departments a lot of times need to be women for us to have a voice’

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