As a woman, having long legs is often seen as a desirable trait. However, not all of us are blessed with naturally long legs, including myself! But don’t worry, if this is your goal there are many easy ways to visually make your legs appear longer. Here are some tips to help you achieve that long-legged look:
1. High-waisted bottoms: High-waisted pants, shorts, and skirts are a great way to elongate your legs. They create the illusion of a longer torso and make your legs look longer in comparison. Opt for a high-waisted style that fits snugly around your waist and hips to accentuate your curves.
Tie Front Pants
2. Vertical stripes: Vertical stripes are a classic way to make your legs look longer. They draw the eye up and down, creating a lengthening effect. Choose pants or skirts with vertical stripes in a neutral color like black or navy for a timeless look.
Vertical Striped Jumpsuit
3. Nude shoes or clear shoes: Nude or clear shoes are a great way to elongate your legs, especially when paired with a skirt or dress. The nude color blends in with your skin tone, creating the illusion of longer legs. When wearing long pants, consider wearing the same color for your shoes for a seamless look. For example, black pants with black shoes. Choose a shoe with a pointed toe to further elongate your legs.
Avoid dark ankle straps as they tend to visually cut off the length of the leg.
Clear, Pointed Heels
4. Monochromatic outfits: Wearing an outfit in one color from head to toe creates a streamlined look that can make your legs appear longer. Choose a color that flatters your skin tone and wear it in different shades and textures to add depth to your outfit.
Two Piece Set
5. Short hemlines: Short hemlines can make your legs look longer, but be careful not to go too short. A mini skirt or shorts that are too short can have the opposite effect and make your legs look shorter. Opt for a hemline that hits mid-thigh or just above the knee for the most flattering look. I recommend finding a great seamstress that can make your skirt or shorts your perfect length.
In conclusion, there are many ways to visually make your legs appear longer with clothing. By following these tips, you can have fun by accentuating your legs. Some days I love to look like the small and petite being I am, while other days I like to look long and runway ready. It is all about trying different looks and having fun with it!
Betsy Nari 💕