Fake Longer Legs With These 11 Style Tricks

Whether you were genetically blessed in the gams department or not, most of us wouldn’t mind creating the illusion of even longer legs. Click through to check out our tips to fake some serious stems, just in time for the height of leg-baring season.

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Trick 1: Wear a nude shoe.

Shoes that match your skin tone will visually extend the leg.

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Trick 2: Bring your waistline up.

High-waisted skirts, pants, or shorts will create the illusion that your legs start at a higher point.

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Trick 3: Try one colour from head to toe.

The monochromatic look creates an uninterrupted visual line. Just make sure your ankle and tops of your feet are covered.

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Ivanka Trump Mina Stiletto Booties ($111); Moschino Cheap & Chic Straight Leg Trousers ($165).

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Trick 4: Opt for pants with vertical lines.

Vertical lines orient the eye to look up and down, which has a lengthening effect.

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Trick 5: Ditch the ankle strap.

Ankle straps visually bisect the legs. Opt for standard or low-cut pumps instead.

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Charles by Charles David Pact Pumps ($00)

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Trick 6: Longer hems are your friend.

Especially when worn with heels, a floor-grazing hem makes your legs look incredibly long.

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Trick 7: Pointed shoes are best.

Round-toe shoes can have a shortening effect, while pointed pumps elongate the leg. Extra points for choosing a style with a low vamp so even more foot is exposed.

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Trick 8: Go for slightly cropped jackets.

Similar to wearing high-waisted pants, a cropped jacket will also make it look as if your torso is shorter, making your legs look longer in proportion.

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Veronique Branquinho Cropped Jacket ($985)

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Trick 9: Shorter is better.

If you’re comfortable showing off your legs, a higher hemline (within reason!) will make your gams look longer.

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Trick 10: Choose tall boots.

While ankle boots have a special place in our heart, a thigh-high boot creates a longer visual line. Magnify the effect by making sure a gap of skin doesn’t show by wearing a dress, skirt, or jacket with a hemline that ends past the top edge of the boot.

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Trick 11: Asymmetrical hems work in your favour.

Your legs will look as long as the shortest point on an asymmetrical top or dress.

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