How to look taller if you have short legs.
I was surprised when my daughter commented, “Mom, how come I didn’t get your long legs? I had always thought of how lucky she was to have a nicely proportioned hourglass body shape while I have a high hip-bone to deal with!
We don’t always appreciate that each of us is designed uniquely. There is no one else like us in the world so we have the joy of dressing a unique work of art. There is a way to camouflage those traits that aren’t our favorites so let’s look at leg length.
It is the lower part of your leg from your knee down that gives a visual appearance of a long leg. Thus, a skirt length near the knee is a good length for most people.
Avoid wearing shoes that visually “cut” your lower leg such as ankle-strap shoes or short boots. You can achieve the look of a long leg line by wearing opaque tights in the same color as your booties and skirt. Wearing hose that visually pull your skirt and shoes together is also effective. A pointed toed shoe will further enhance the visual leg length.
Wide legged cropped pants should be avoided. These trousers are great for the lady with wide hips but they should be full length, almost touching the floor.
One final trick for anyone who wants to appear to have longer legs, push your sleeves up! It is amazing how you instantly appear taller! How easy is that?
Use these tricks and see how effective they are in helping you achieve the image you want.