Simplify your color scheme
You already know that an all-black outfit can help you look taller and slimmer, but the color itself isn’t the only secret. Wearing the same hue—especially a dark shade—head-to-toe will stretch you out vertically, making your legs look long and lean. Black is a go-to because it’s easy to find shirts and pants of the same shade, but a maxi dress in a deep color can also achieve the look. Pick shoes that keep your ankles and feet covered to keep the color uninterrupted. Click here to learn what your outfit color says about you.
Slip on nude shoes
Give your feet some attention when you’re looking to lengthen those legs. A nude shoe that matches your skin tone creates the illusion your legs keep going and going, instead of cutting off at the ankle when you’re wearing a skirt or shorts. On chilly days, slip on shoes that match the color of your tights. Check out these other tips for wearing tights too.
Pick a higher waist
A higher waist tricks the eye into thinking your legs start higher up than they do. Choose a skirt, pants, or shorts that hit just under your ribs, and tuck in your shirt to highlight the effect. As a bonus, high-rise bottoms are also a trick for looking instantly slimmer.