9 Clever Tricks To Make Your Legs Look Longer

Making your legs appear longer is no big deal when you know what exactly you should do!

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Height comes from genes and good nutrition! How tall or short you are determines the length of your legs as well! If you are here looking for ideas on how to make your legs longer, we got you covered! While long slender legs may not be everyone’s assets, there are ways you can make your legs appear longer! What you wear, the length and fit, and the kind of shoes, all adds upto how tall or short you look overall! To help you get a fair idea, we have mentioned 9 simple hacks that can help make your legs look sleek and long! Read on to know more!

1. Nude Pumps:

Heels do add some inches, but wearing a nude hue (closest to your skin tone) on your feet makes it difficult to differentiate between where your leg ends and the foot begins. Therefore, you end up looking taller than you really are.

2. Pointed Heels:

High heels are short women’s best friends. But what you really should befriend are pointy-toe pumps. They elongate your feet, and therefore gives an illusion of elongated legs too. Another quick tip – a ‘toe cleavage’ also helps in adding height. It would be a good idea to invest in pointy stilettos with a low cut vamp. Avoid shoes with straps running across your ankles.

3. High Waist:

No prizes for guessing how a high-waist can add some inches to your limbs. Whether you pick pants, a skirt or a pair of shorts, the illusion of a higher waistline will by default give you long gams. You could finish the look by slipping on those nude pumps.

4. Bronzer:

Create an optical illusion by rubbing some bronzer on your legs. Apply generously on your shins. This will create an elongated mirage.

5. Monochrome:

Monochrome should be your style mantra, if you want those long slender looking legs. Wearing a single color draws the eye from top to bottom, making you look tall and thin. You could try using two colors from the same family if you are sporting separates. Darker colors make you look slimmer, so it is always a wiser choice when you go all in with the same color.

6. Wide Legged Pants:

Wide legged pants make your legs look longer
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Wedges and wide legged pants are a great combo. And while you might adore your skinny jeans, it is always a good idea to own wide legged pants to make those legs look sexier than ever.

7. Asymmetrical Hem Lines:

Some love them, some hate them, but this style really plays mind-games when it comes to figuring out where your dress ends and where your legs begin. Asymmetrical hem lines are a must-try if you want to make your legs look super-duper long.

8. Avoid Horizontal Lines:

Horizontal lines are known to make you look wide. And if you want to look long, you should definitely avoid sporting horizontal lines. They cut your body, and make your legs look shorter and wider. No one likes the chub!

9. Opt For Vertical Lines:

Whether you pick printed lines or pleats or pinstripes, vertical lines, contrary to the horizontal lines, make you look slender and slim. Just make sure you don’t overdo with the stripes, and it’s best to avoid them if you are already tall. But it could also look chic and classy if you sport just the right mix of length and stripes. My best pick for any occasion would be a striped knee-length skirt.

You must have noticed that the basic trick is to focus on long, straight lines, minimal patterns, and plain tones. Vertical stripes add length to your look and make you appear slimmer. Be careful not to overdo the stripes, though. If you are already tall, it would be best to ditch the stripes altogether. Instead, you could cleverly balance patterns and stripes to achieve a chic and classy look. We hope you found these pointers on how to make your legs look longer helpful enough to push you to seize your day without feeling insecure about your legs or height. Remember, confidence is key. Have fun and stay sexy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do slimmer legs look longer?

Yes. Slimmer legs look longer. Lower-body exercises like lunges and wall sits may help burn calories and make legs slimmer.

What length pants can make your legs look longer?

Full-length pants make your legs look longer.

Can I make my legs longer by exercise?

No. You can’t make your legs longer by exercise. However, you can make them look longer by toning them with some exercises.

What color shoes can make your legs look longer?

Nude shoes can make your legs look longer.

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Jyotsana Rao
Jyotsana RaoBeauty & Lifestyle Writer
Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She is passionate about writing about everything related to beauty - makeup, fashion, hairstyles, skin care, or hair care and has 4 years of experience on writing in these genres.

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