Are you a petite gal who wants to make her legs look longer? Well, you’re not alone! If you weren’t born with Gisele Bundchen‘s gams, here are 8 ways you can fake your way to long legs.
8 Ways to Fake Your Way to Long Legs
There are millions of men and women in the world who want to make their legs look longer and slimmer; fortunately, the right style choices can make this dream a reality.
You’d be surprised at how many inches wearing high-waisted pants can add to your legs or how vertical stripes can elongate your body. Wearing the right clothes can work wonders for petite fashionistas, so if you’re looking for gams like Taylor Swift, keep on scrolling.
1. Tuck the Top
Did you know that the longer your blouse is, the shorter you’ll look? To avoid this, you can either wear cropped tops, midriff shirts or tucked-in blouses. If you’re not a fan of showing some skin, tuck your shirt into your pants and wear a cropped jacket.
2. The Asymmetrical Skirt
To create the illusion of longer legs, opt for skirts or dresses with asymmetrical hemlines.
3. Nude Shoes
Nude shoes make legs look longer because the color blends in seamlessly with your skin. Thankfully, Christian Louboutin recently released his The Nudes Collection which features nude shoes in every skin tone. When wearing nude shoes, avoid calf-cut and ankle strap footwear.
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4. High-Waisted Pants
This is the oldest trick in the book for elongating legs. High-waisted pants create an illusion that your waist starts higher and, therefore, your legs are longer.
5. Pencil Skirts
In addition to the asymmetrical hemline, pencil and A-line skirts can make you look taller. Pencil skirts make your legs appear longer than they really are.
6. Vertical High
When shopping for prints, always opt for long, vertical stripes as they add inches to your height in seconds.
7. Go Short or Long
If you’re a petite lady, know that you can still wear shorts and long skirts. The trick is wearing them the right way by avoiding skirts with hemlines that hit your calves. Instead, go for a skirt that hits your ankles; this will give you extra length.
8. Clean Cut
Clean cut trousers will make your legs look longer because they present an uninterrupted view of your legs. Stay away from big pockets, pleats and cuffs on your bottoms; always opt for a clean silhouette.
Days where we could only dream of having long legs are behind us. Now we move forward into the territory of leggy women like Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift, Naomi Campbell, and other greats.
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