Regardless of your height, anyone can fake slender, sky-high pins to create the illusion of long legs with these petite fashion tips.
Tip 1: Try one color from head to toe.
The monochromatic look creates an uninterrupted visual line. Just make sure your ankle and tops of your feet are covered.
Tip 2: Bring your waistline up.
High-waisted skirts, pants, or shorts will create the illusion that your legs start at a higher point. Using a belt can also easily alter your waist line and create the illusion of longer legs.
Tip 3: Go really long or really short
We all know that skirt length affects body proportions, but did you know that shorter is not always better?
For above-the-knee skirts, it’s true that the shorter the skirt, the longer your legs will appear.
Below the knee, it’s the opposite – the longer the skirt, the longer your legs.
Trick 4: Wear a nude shoe.
Shoes that match your skin tone will visually extend the leg.
Tip 5: Ditch the ankle strap.
Ankle straps visually bisect the legs. Opt for standard or low-cut pumps instead.
Tip 6: Pointed shoes are best.
Round-toe shoes can have a shortening effect, while pointed pumps elongate the leg. Extra points for choosing a style with a low vamp so even more foot is exposed.
Tip 7: Go for slightly cropped jackets.
Similar to wearing high-waisted pants, a cropped jacket will also make it look as if your torso is shorter, making your legs look longer in proportion.
If you’re not into crop tops, rest assured that a short cardigan or jacket will have the same effect.