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.
Trick 5: Longer hems are your friend.
If you wear heels, and a really low hem your legs will suddenly look incredibly long.
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.
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.