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How to Flatter Your Long Legs

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According to science, long legs are a sign of good health so that there might be a good evolutionary reason behind the fact that both men and women consider long legs attractive. A study showed that both genders think that people with legs 5 percent longer than average are the most attractive.

How to Flatter Your Long Legs
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Now that we reminded you why you should be proud of your killer gams, the real question is how to flatter them? It would be a shame not to flaunt so let’s see what kind of clothing is your best ally in the leg game.


If you’re blessed with long legs, it probably means you’re tall, too. That makes the ballerina shoes a great choice for you since you probably don’t need extra centimeters. Fashionistas recommended wearing nude shoes with dresses and skirts because they will blend with your skin tone and make a lengthening effect.

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Of course, if you consider your legs long enough, you can always opt for ankle shoes or calf-hugging footwear without the fear that they’ll shorten you. In the end, heels can only make your gams look even better, therefore, don’t hesitate to wear them whenever you want. Pointy-toe pumps will make your legs appear longer, so have that in mind when assembling your outfit.

Bonus tip: match the colour of your shoes with the rest of your attire since monochrome outfits have the lengthening effect.

Dresses and skirts

Don’t hide those gazelle-like legs and opt for short dresses and skirts as often as you can. A-line shirt dress with a mid-thigh hemline would be the best choice. If you’re not feeling comfortable with showing bare legs, you can always wear tights or leggings under a dress or a skirt and you’ll be good to go. Pair your short A-line dress with pumps and some chunky ear hoops and you’ll get that ‘70s fashion vibe which is going strong for the next season. Either way, it’s a double win for you.

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Somewhat longer, tight knee-length dresses will flatter your body figure and accentuate your long legs. Pair them with flats, heels or even sneakers. The combination of tight midi dress and sneakers is trending for the last few seasons and it makes the perfect everyday look. Add one of those trendy ladies’ jackets to balance out your outfit. Cropped jackets create the illusion of longer legs, so that’s another plus.

Pants and shorts

Skinny jeans are the obvious choice for slender body type. Wear them with flats or heels – it doesn’t matter since they will certainly bring out the best of your long legs. Choose low-waisted jeans if you’re satisfied with your leg length. But, if you want to make them longer visually, pick high-waisted pants. That will trick the eye and create the impression that your legs start where the waist starts.

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Cigarette trousers will do the same with the bonus of revealing your ankles. Team them with heels or ballet pumps and your legs will appear not only longer but also thinner, and not to mention the feminine nonchalance cigarette trousers bring into every outfit. Don’t forget to wear shorts either. Really short or mid length, denim or tweed, high or low waisted – it doesn’t really matter since your gams will draw all of the attention. Pair them with flats, sneakers, heels, or even boots – you simply cannot miss.

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In the end, it doesn’t really matter if your legs are really long or you make them look longer using a few tricks. What really matter is knowing how to use clothes to hide imperfections and accentuate your best features. Just follow those tricks and become a proud owner of long, sexy legs.


Sophia Smith

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She has a great passion for DIY projects and latest fashion trends. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Find her on: Facebook Twitter Google +

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