Style cheat sheet : 7 tips to make your legs appear longer and leaner

Who doesn’t want longer and leaner legs? If you were not genetically blessed with long legs, then why not create the illusion of having them.

The most flattering feminine silhouette is when your torso appears shorter than the bottom part of your body. This creates the right visual to enhances your female body shape and create length through the legs. There are tricks and illusions that help across every body type and shape.

1. GO VERTICAL
Most obvious but still a good reminder – choose bottoms with vertical details, stripe or even pleats. It forces the eye to go up and down.
2. ALL THE WAY
Avoid skirts, dresses and pants that finish at your calf. Choose full length or ankle.
3. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Keep the bottoms clean and simple – no embellishments or detail. Monochrome looks create an uninterrupted visual line. Just make sure you wear an enclosed shoe to finish the look.
4. PLEASE TUCK
Tuck or half tuck your tops into your waistline. This creates the illusion of longer and leaner legs.
5. CROP IT
Wear cropped jackets that finish at your hipline
6. CHOOSE THE SHOE
Choose a nude shoe or a colour that matches the colour your wearing on your bottom half. Wear a heel with a pointed toe for maximum height advantage. Avoid an ankle strap that cuts off the leg.
7. AIM HIGH
Play with high waisted pants and skirts with your top tucked in. This creates the illusion that your legs start up higher than they do.

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