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8 Style Tricks To Fake Longer Legs

8 Style Tricks To Fake Longer Legs0

So I’m not the tallest person in the world. But over the years I’ve learnt simple tweaks to make an outfit stretch every centimetre possible out of what I was born with.

Don’t question, just do! Check out our eight tricks and, well, fake it. There’s no shame in this kind of faking, it’s called illusion dressing ladies, start today.

Here’s how to fake longer legs

Trick 1: Wear a nude shoe.

Shoes that match your skin tone will help give the effect of elongating the leg.

Trick 2: Go for cropped jackets.

A cropped jacket gives the illusion your torso is shorter, making your legs look longer in proportion.


Trick 3: Monochromatic looks are best

What you are going for is an uninterrupted look to make you legs look longer.

Trick 4: Go for Pointy Shoes

Round-toe shoes can make you look shorter whereas pointed shoes help give the effect of longer legs.

black dress gives you elongated leg

Trick 5: Longer hems are your friend.

If you wear heels, and a really low hem your legs will suddenly look incredibly long.


george clooney and amal clooney

Trick 6. Vertical Stripes for pants or dresses

Vertical stripes trick the eye as it gives a lengthening effect.

Trick 7: When in doubt follow Amal Clooney

Well, let’s face it when does she ever get it wrong? Plus vertical stripes are slimming.


amal clooney vertical stripe dress

Trick 8: Wear high heels

It’s an oldie but a goody – high heels extends your leg and that’s why we girls put ourselves through wear them.

high heels

Written by Nedahl Stelio

Nedahl Stelio is the Fashion & Lifestyle Editor at The, and regularly contributes to and She also has a weekly fashion column in The Sun Herald’s S section. Nedahl has been a women’s lifestyle journalist for over 17 years, rising through the ranks as a Beauty Editor, Health & Lifestyle editor and Features Editor, with three years as Deputy Editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, and five years as Editor of Cleo magazine. She’s had her own fashion webazine and e-tailing site,, which was first to market in Australia to combine daily fashion and lifestyle content with e-commerce, which she successfully sold to an international buyer, and has spent the last few years honing her fashion and lifestyle journalism skills with regular contributions to Sunday Life, Sunday Syle, Shop Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan, Madison. She’s been a guest judge on Australia’s Next Top Model, has had a celebrity gossip segment on the Kyle & Jackie O show and is a regular fashion commentator on TV shows such as Sunrise, A Current Affair and Today Tonight. Her first book, Mojo Mama Secrets is out now.


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