Tall girls, you might not know this pain. You can wear anything and it will make your legs look longer! But for short girls, it is a struggle. Which shoes to wear? What type of haircut? How to dress? It gets tiring real quick.
I’ve decided to create this article as a guide for all the girls who want to make their legs look longer. I hope that by the end of this article, you feel more confident about yourself and how you appear in the world.
What’s Your Body Type?
One of the first steps to making your legs look longer is knowing your body type. If you are short, then you will want to stick with styles that add height and lengthen your look. This might include a wedge heel or a shoe that’s higher at the back. In contrast, if you have a long body, then you will want to stick with styles that shorten the look of your body.
It also helps if you know which section of your torso is shorter than others. If you have a short waistline, for example, then stay away from tops with an empire waistline because it will make your torso appear even shorter. If you have a short chest area, then stay away from cropped clothing because it makes the chest area seem even smaller.
The Shoes That Make Your Legs Look Longer
The shoes that you wear can make your legs look taller or shorter. If you wear shoes that elongate the leg, then they will look longer than if you wear shoes that shorten the leg. For example, high heels are really popular because it makes the legs look long and slender. Remember, this doesn’t mean you should only buy high heels! There are plenty of other shoe styles that will make your legs look longer.
If you’re really short and want to make your legs appear longer, go for flats or wedges in a dark color. The dark color will make your legs appear slimmer. You’ll also want to make sure that the heel height is not too high – about 0.5 inches is best for this length of leg.
This makes your body appear more proportional because when walking with heels, your body tilts forward slightly which shortens the appearance of your calf muscles.
Also, avoid wearing black pants – black absorbs light so it’s better to wear it on top of clothes rather than underneath them so they don’t suck in any light reflected off of them. If you have to choose between wearing black pants or jeans under white or light colors, opt for jeans instead of black pants so there is more contrast between the bottom half of your outfit and top half.
What About Dresses?
One of the most important things that can make your legs look longer is a nice dress. Women’s dresses are typically made to be worn at floor length, which means they’ll add a few inches to your height.
Dresses also come in many different lengths and styles, so there is something for everyone when it comes to adding extra length. If you want to wear a dress but aren’t sure what type of style you should go with, don’t worry! There are a lot of different types of dresses that will help lengthen your legs without sacrificing style.
What About Pants?
If you’re not tall, it’s easy for your legs to look really short. To make them appear longer, you need to wear pants that are long enough or have a lot of volume at the bottom. This will make your legs look longer.
Curly Hair vs. Straight Hair
The first thing you need to figure out is what type of hair-do you have. If you have curly hair, your legs will look longer because curls add volume and create a thicker appearance. Curls also tend to draw the eye upward making the viewer notice that there is more leg in comparison to a shorter person with straight hair. If you have straight hair, it’s no problem!
The secret for short girls is to wear shoes with a thick platform or wedges to give the illusion of length. When shopping for bottoms, find ones that are fitted through the hips and flared at the bottom. This will make your legs appear longer by balancing out your proportions.
Skinny Jeans vs. Bootcut Jeans
One of the most common questions I get from short girls is “what type of jeans should I wear?” The answer might surprise you – skinny jeans. Yes, skinny jeans. Skinny jeans make your legs look longer because they fit tighter around the thighs and calves.
The thinner material also elongates your legs because it shows less of the area below the knees. If you want to know more about how skinny jeans can help your look, check out this article which includes a video where I show you how to wear them!
Bootcut jeans are another solution if you’re looking to make your legs look longer. When buying a pair of bootcut jeans, opt for a style with a wider opening at the bottom so they don’t create a break in the legs.
That way, you have more room in the crotch and thigh area to create an illusion that makes your legs look longer than they really are. However, take note that bootcut styles often come with more fabric on top around the waist area which might make people think you have thin or no butt (which can be discouraging).
How can I lengthen my short legs?
You can wear high heels. The higher the heel, the more elongated your legs will look! If you have a good height but your legs are short, wearing heels can make them look longer.
You can also wear skirts or dresses with a slit in the front to give the illusion of longer legs.
Another tactic is to keep your arms down by your sides when standing so it seems like they’re going on forever.
How can I lengthen my legs?
It’s hard to find clothes that give you the illusion of longer legs. One way is to wear darker colors, which make your legs look shorter. But if you want to lengthen your legs, it’s best to wear lighter colors and patterns. Here’s three other ways:
1. Wear heels or wedges- Heels and wedges make your legs appear longer because they elongate the calf muscles and shin bones.
2. Lengthen your sleeves- Short girls can try lengthening their sleeves by wearing tunics, cardigans, and jackets with 3/4 length sleeves or long skirts with a small slit up the side that exposes two inches of the leg.
3. Get a haircut- Getting a haircut is good for short girls because it will give them more volume in their hair and add length to their face, making them look taller than they actually are.
What boot height is most flattering?
One thing that will make your legs look longer is the height of the boots you’re wearing. Tall boots are great for making your legs look long, but they’re not always practical for every occasion. So, when in doubt, go with mid-length boots. They’ll still give you a little height while being more comfortable and versatile.
Another way to elongate your legs is by wearing shoes with pointed toes. Pointed toe flats, pumps, or heels will all achieve this effect. The pointed toes will draw attention away from the length of your legs and towards other parts of your body instead. If you choose to wear shoes with pointed toes, remember that they can be hard to walk in if they are too high!
While it’s true that not every woman is blessed with long legs, it doesn’t mean that you can’t wear the latest trends! Lucky for you, there are a few tricks to make your legs look longer.
The first thing you want to do is find a pair of shoes with a heel that is close to the height of your inseam. This will make your legs look longer and leaner. If you prefer flats, try wedges or platform shoes. A dress or skirt that has an A-line or flared shape will also help elongate your legs. Plus, it’s all about the length of your hemline.
The shorter the hemline, the longer your legs will appear. And don’t forget about your hair and makeup. Your goal is to elongate and not shorten! You can do this with a sleek up do or by adding a long face-framing bang. Just remember: length and proportion are everything!
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