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Five Shoes Tricks To Make Your Legs Look Longer

By Chidirim Ndeche 03 August 2017   |   11:00 am

Not everyone was born with legs like a supermodel. Many people are worried that certain styles would not fit them, or they may look short in pictures or reality. Fortunately, fashion can fix that. There are outfits that will instantly make your lower half appear longer, slimmer, and sexier.

For instant longer-looking legs, here are five easy shoe tricks you should try:

Heels

The most obvious way to make your legs seem longer is to wear shoes that add inches to your height. High heels will also force your feet to extend, which makes your calves look longer and more shapely.

Shoes the same colour as your trousers or stockings

Create an uninterrupted line by wearing shoes the same colour as your trousers or tights. For example, wear black skinny jeans with black heeled boots. This monochromatic look creates a clean line as the eye travels from the top of your leg straight down to the floor without stopping. It applies to just about any shade, particularly darker colours.

Nude shoes


Nude shoes are your best friend. Wear shoes with a colour close to your skin tone. A shoe that blends in with your skin will create a long, uninterrupted line when you’re wearing skirts or shorts. Both the solid colour and added length from your feet will create the illusion of longer legs.

Pointy shoes

Pointed toe shoes extend your feet and your legs. Shoes with pointed toes typically have at least an inch or two of extra space making them physically longer than a round-toe shoe in the same size. The tapering point also creates the illusion that your feet and legs look even longer. Stick to slick, pointy shoes for a more flattering, stylish look.

Avoid ankle straps

Avoid ankle straps at all cost! Straps tend to cut your length visually and make your legs look shorter. The horizontal straps cause the viewer’s eye to pause early, making your legs look shorter no matter how slim they are. Ankle straps have the opposite effect of high heels and v-shaped cuts. If you love ankle straps, consider wearing tights in the same color as the strap to prevent the line of your legs from being broken up.


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