How to Make Your Legs Look Longer

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How to Make Your Legs Look Longer

In this article, I’ll discuss how to dress to make your legs look longer.

I have so many great things to share with you on how to make legs look a mile long.

Skip Shoe Straps

First and foremost, skip the shoe straps to make those legs look longer.

What exactly do I mean?

Avoid straps in your shoes, straps across the ankle, and straps around the ankle if you want to make your legs look as long and slim as possible.

The legs will be truncated as a result of this. Instead, you should get shoes with a deeper front. I’m not suggesting you shouldn’t wear strappy shoes. I’m only saying that if you want to make your legs appear longer, don’t do it.

Skin Colored Shoes

Wearing skin-colored shoes is the next suggestion. Those are the shoes that would go well with your complexion.

If you’re wearing a skirt or dress, a skin-colored shoe will help to lengthen your legs.

When you wear black wedges vs nude wedges, for example, you’ll notice that the black wedges draw more attention and truncate the legs a little more. The skin-colored shoe, on the other hand, elongates and lengthens the leg.

Pointed Toe Shoes

Continuing the shoe theme, wear booties or pointed toe shoes. The leg will be lengthened as a result of this.

That pointed toe elongates your leg by giving the appearance of an extension.

Put the pointed toe booties on one leg and the open-toe sandal on the other, for example.

The open-toe sandal catches a lot of attention. It doesn’t really lengthen the leg; instead, it truncates it. The pointed toe bootie, on the other hand, accomplishes exactly that.

Match Shoes to Pants

In a same vein, you should match your shoes to your pants.

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It’s highly elongating and classy to wear black pointed toe booties with black jeans.

When you wear black pants with white sandals, you can immediately tell that the white sandals catch your eye and capture your attention. They break up the line. Your legs don’t look to be as long as they used to be.

It’s crucial to match your shoes to your pants or jeans.

High Rise

The next trick to making your legs look longer is to wear high-rise clothing.

Shorts with a high rise, skirts with a high rise, pants with a high rise, and jeans with a high rise. You’ll gain inches as a result of this.

My Veronica Beard trousers are black and have a pretty high rise. When compared to AG jeans, which are mid-rise, the rise goes up to the belly button.

The AG jeans fall around two inches below my belly button in this scenario. So, with that increased rise, I’m practically buying two inches of length.

Another advantage of the high rise is that it truncates your torso if you have a really lengthy torso. However, if you want to make your legs look particularly long, you should choose high-rise pants.

How to Make Your Legs Look Longer

Longer Pants

The next piece of advice is to wear longer pants. That’s exactly how it sounds.

If you want your legs to appear as long and slim as possible, you should wear longer pants.

Let me give you an illustration.

I have a pair of high-rise, long flare jeans that add a few inches to my figure. However, I have a pair of AG crop jeans that are around ankle length.

My legs are roughly four inches longer thanks to the practically floor-length flare jeans. And, especially if you’re wearing heels underneath, this might make your legs appear incredibly long.

So, if you want to make your legs look as long as possible, wear the longest pants you can find, wear heels below, and choose the highest rise, and you’ll have the desired impression.

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Wide Leg Pants

Along the same lines as longer pants, I’d like you to consider the leg silhouette.

Pants with a wider leg lengthen the legs. They’re frequently rather long, virtually dusting the floor.

For maximum length, I recommend half an inch to three quarters of an inch off the ground.

Let’s return to the AG jeans as an example and compare them to the wider leg jeans.

Even with four-inch heels on, my legs look substantially shorter in the AG jeans. It has a significant impact.

Another advantage of wide-leg jeans is that they might help you achieve an hourglass figure.

When I wear a blazer with strong shoulders, the line across the top is greatly exaggerated. Then, at the bottom, I achieve that balance with the wide-leg pants.

As a result, you’ll have a true hourglass form, which is great for anyone, but especially good for someone who has a more athletic build with a less defined waist.

Tuck It In

The next piece of advice is to tuck it in. Tuck that shirt, that blouse, and that camisole in.

If you’re thinking to yourself, “I can’t tuck anything in because of my stomach,” think again. Wait a moment, I’ve got something for you. Patience is required.

Tuck in that camisole, tuck in that tee, tuck in that shirt, and you’ll be able to see the waistline, which will draw attention to your waist and make your legs appear longer.

If the goal is to make those legs look as long and slim as possible, you’ll want to make sure that the waistline on your jeans is visible to everyone.

What if you’re unable to tuck in because you’re self-conscious about your stomach? There are a slew of reasons why you shouldn’t tuck in.

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You can leave your shirt out with your high-rise pants in that circumstance. Then throw on your crop jacket.

Cropped Jacket

The crop jacket will serve to define the waist, while the shirt or blouse on the outside will help to hide the tummy.

It allows you to achieve the same appearance without having to tuck your shirt in.

Now, if you want to tuck your shirt or camisole into your crop jacket, that’s also fine! That will undoubtedly lengthen your legs.


Last but not least, go for a monochromatic or all-one-color appearance.

Wearing all one hue is obviously slimming and elongating from head to toe, but it will also add the length to your legs that you desire.

There is, however, one limitation to this.

Instead of wearing a black shirt under a black blazer with black pants and black booties, which is pure monochrome, I would wear a white camisole with a black jacket, black pants, and black booties if the goal is to make your legs look longer.


Because the white camisole brings attention to the waist. It attracts the eye to your waist and showcases your legs, making your legs look longer.



  • Gloria

    Gloria is a top-performing fashion designer with more than eight years of experience in developing fashion concepts.

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