You know what they say: fake it till you make it.
If you’re not as blessed in the height department as you’d like to be, that doesn’t mean you can’t make yourself look taller than you actually are.
The monochromatic look creates an elongated silhouette, and makes it difficult for others to tell where your legs start and end.
NEXT: Tuck it in →
If you’re wearing a waist-level or high-waisted skirt or pair of pants, tuck in your top to create the illusion of a higher waistline, making your legs look longer.
NEXT: Bring up waistlines →
If you are wearing a belt with your dress or skirt, keep the belt at your waist. This would help to lengthen the look of your gams too.
NEXT: Hemlines to note →
Short skirts make legs appear longer. Skip skirts where hemlines fall just below the knees or just above the ankles. These would “section off” your legs and make your legs look stubby. To wear a maxi dress without looking short, raise the waistline.
NEXT: Cropped tops →
Aside from raising your waistlines, you can also wear cropped tops to create the illusion of longer legs.
NEXT: Go nude on heels →
Choose footwear in colours that match your natural skin tone so that your legs look extended.
NEXT: Shoes without straps →
Any embellishments or straps around your ankles segments your legs and make them look shortened, as do high-ankle boots.
NEXT: Pointed pumps →
These also help to elongate your gams. Choose the ones that let you bare more skin so your legs look even longer.
NEXT: Wear monochromatic ensembles →
By Simone Wu, SimplyHer, 1 June 2015
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