Almost all of us wish to have long, lean legs that seem to be going on for miles. However, few among us have those supermodel-legs, keeping those who don’t thinking of ways to add a few inches. While most use Photoshop to make their photos look better, what to do in the real life? The answer is simple enough; a few styling tricks can actually create the illusion of long legs, making you look tall and slender.
1. Selecting the Right Shoes
One of the best ways to add a few extra inches to your legs is by wearing high-heels and stilettos. They don’t just add inches but also make your legs look leaner. Look for shoes with a pointed-toe or an open-toe. When you are selecting heels, go for the pointed, pencil heels. However, those who don’t find these heels comfortable can look for wedge heels instead. Another thing to remember is to avoid covering your ankle using ankle-straps or boots since they can make legs look dumpier.
2. Match Your Shoe Color
You should always wear the shoes of the same color as your hosiery or pants. It creates the effect of a single and clean line. To add to it, you can wear a monotonic color for the complete outfit which can make your legs look even longer. If you use dark colors in matching shades for your entire ensemble, your legs can look longer as well as leaner.
3. Wear a Dress
Pants can emphasize the waist line much more while a dress or a skirt can keep others guessing where your legs start. So, switch from pants to dresses or skirts but be sure to select the right style. Select the ones that are straight but not too tight or narrow. The most common way to create an illusion of long legs is to wear skirts with vertical designs such as pinstripes, often in classic, contrasting colors.
4. Select the Right Hemline
Whatever you decide to wear, the right hemline is very important for a perfect look. The right hemline is the one that grazes the floor, no matter what you decide to wear. You should have separate pants to wear with high-heels and with flat shoes, both long enough to touch the ground. If you are wearing a skirt, make sure it ends just before the knees and pair it with hosiery and matching high-heels.
Even if low-waist pants seem to be quite popular, you should avoid them if you want to make your legs look longer. Wear your pants a bit higher on the waist and make people think your legs start at a higher level. Compliment your look with short shirts that don’t go beyond the high waistline or tuck in your shirts for emphasis.
With these few simple tips, you can easily add a few illusionary inches to your legs!