You could be the tallest one of your friends, but even then - even an inch would make so much of a difference, no?
Well, it isn’t the end of the world. You can totally try some of these tricks to make your legs look longer than they actually are!
1. Go Higher!
A pair of high waisted jeans or pants will instantly make your lower body look longer! It will give the illusion that your waist is actually higher than it really is, and that makes all the difference.
POPxo Recommends: High-Waisted Skinny Jeans
2. Solids For Length
Prints and patterns tend to break your body into sections. And that’s obviously not ideal when you’re trying to make your legs seem longer! Go for clean, solid styles when you’re buying lowers.
POPxo Recommends: Sugar Her Blue Solid Trouser
3. Always Heel It
Nude heels, enough said. If you don’t have a pair, you really need to get one ASAP. Pointed toes are even better, as they just seem to elongate your legs and and the colour makes it look like they extend to the floor.
POPxo Recommends: Truffle Collection Heels
4. Embrace The Pencil
They’re very slimming and tend to start right under your ribs. This, of course, makes it seem like your hips are higher, and that in turn makes your legs look a mile long!
POPxo Recommends: VILA Lace Overlay Pencil Skirt
5. Crop It!
Not the body hugging one, but structured crop tops that end at your actual waistline look great! They also move up your natural waist, so your legs look much longer in comparison to your torso.
POPxo Recommends: Alia Bhatt For Jabong Orange Tops
6. Vertical Panels
Vertical panels or stripes do this amazing thing, wherein they give the illusion of a long frame! So pants like this one will do just that for your legs. Plus, it’ll make you look slimmer too!
POPxo Recommends: Threesome Stripes Black Palazzo
7. The High-Lows
It’s all about the emphasis. A high-low skirt automatically draws attention to your legs - and it frames them wonderfully! Its one of the most flattering ways to make your legs look longer.
POPxo Recommends: MB Black Skirts
8. Empire Waist
Yes, maxi dresses can do it too! Choose one with an empire waist so that when someone looks at you, your lower half will obviously look super long! This really does work like a charm.
POPxo Recommends: MIAMINX Elegant Red Polka Chiffon Print Long Maxi Dress
MUST-READ: 10 Sneaky Ways To Make Your Waist Look Smaller!
Don’t we all just want to be a little bit taller? And have legs that just go on FOREVER?!
Published on Jun 24, 2015