Apply these styling tricks and your legs will optically appear longer!

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Not all of us have naturally long legs, although this is undoubtedly the image promoted by fashion magazines. But don’t worry, we’ve put together some tips to help you look your best!

Stylists have many clever ways of emphasizing all the assets of a woman’s figure, as well as adding inches to it. There are many tricks to make you appear taller and slimmer. Instant effect is guaranteed, without the need to go on a restrictive diet or wear uncomfortable shoes every day. Find out how to do it yourself!

What should you wear to optically lengthen your legs? Stylist’s tricks!

If you want long, slim legs and don’t want to wear high heels every day, try our tips! Stylists tell you how to get attention and emphasise your legs, adding inches to your height. All you have to do is follow a few simple rules.

  1. Accentuate your waist

Stylists advise many ladies to start by emphasizing their waist. You can do this with a belt or a properly tailored shirt. This will make your legs look longer and emphasize your feminine figure. Oversize clothes are not an option if you want to add inches to your body.

  1. Choose high-waisted clothes

Opt for high-waisted pants and skirts that go above your belly button. The higher they are, the longer your legs will look, which is the point! Not only will this help you achieve your goal, but it will also give you a very fashionable look. Take inspiration from the 90s.

  1. Opt for skirts

Go back to wearing skirts – the length and cut don’t matter! Take your pick: the perfect pencil skirt for the office, or a romantic and flowy maxi in a soft material? The choice is yours. Just combine it with the remaining tips and you will surely gain a few centimetres. Two minutes and you’re done!

  1. Take care of the right length

Remember that midi lengths (especially in case of dresses and skirts), i.e. cuts ending more or less at mid-calf, optically shorten your silhouette. Go for a short mini or a maxi!

  1. Create monochromatic combinations

At a time when monochromatic hairstyles are back in fashion, they also help to optically lengthen your figure. The lack of contrasts and the absence of horizontal lines helps a person appear taller than they really are. A combination of several shades of beige or brown works perfectly, but more daring people can try different shades of green or blue!

  1. Check out asymmetrical dresses

Asymmetrical bottom of a dress or skirt is another way for stylists to visually complement the figure and optically elongate it. Be sure to try it out – this trick works every time!

  1. Vertical stripes

Vertical stripes are already a classic – they lengthen the whole figure, and additionally slim the body, including legs. If you don’t have striped clothes in your closet yet, try to change it! For work you may freely choose high-waisted suit pants with thin vertical stripes, combine it with a well tailored shirt and a matching jacket. The outfit is ready in just a few minutes!

  1. Match your shoes to your outfit

Shoes are an often overlooked style element. To optically lengthen your legs, choose shoes that match your pants or dress and do not create a contrasting transition. If you want to expose some flesh, we recommend nude color. You can get a double effect by wearing stiletto heels. Get to work!

By following these tips, you should be able to optically lengthen your legs, adding a few centimetres. These will help you maintain your own unique style and you won’t have to put on sky-high stilettos every day. Also, look for your own solutions and choose outfits that you feel comfortable in. We hope these few tips will help you create the perfect look

Main photo: Godisable Jacob from Pexels

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