Only a rare few are blessed with gorgeous model-like pins but now thanks to structured tailoring and clever cuts anyone can lengthen their legs just by choosing the right clothes!
We’ve got 7 different pieces that will help you create the illusion of longer legs and tips along the way to help you achieve them with ease.
The main trick to longer looking legs is to play with proportions, so shortening the top half and drawing attention to the waist to make the legs look twice as long. Also, simple tricks like adding heels can work wonders!
We love this Metallic jumpsuit, R1 099, Mango as the vertical pleats elongate the legs and the nipped in waist design make it look like your legs start from there – rather than your hips! Perfect for the party season, this glitzy jumpsuit is truly striking.
Get the long legs you’ve always dreamed of with these simple styling tips:
Signature Point Court Shoes, from R542, Next
Nude shoes are ideal for faking longer legs as the nude colour makes them look like an extension of your actual legs! You can’t go wrong with a classic court shoe and the nude colour also means they’re easy to style with pretty much any outfit – from evening dresses to jeans!
Satin Wide Leg Tousers, Black , R424.50, Miss Selfridge at John Lewis
Wide legs are perfect for slimming and lengthening – especially if you have wider hips! Adding heels to your outfit will also buy you another couple of inches and will look great underneath this wide-leg cut.
Ivy cold shoulder frill crop, R345, Forever New
Playing with proportions is key for faking a longer leg, so shortening your top half with the help of a slightly cropped top will make your bottom half look instantly longer. This gorgeous crop top from Forever New is perfect for parties this season with its beautiful embellished design. Pair it with high waisted trousers and statement heels for an elegant evening look.
Leopard print A-Line mini skirt, R299, Superbalist
This A-line shape skirt is great for lengthening legs as it draws attention to your waist making your legs instantly look like they are as long as your waist!
Stripe Trousers, R1 387, Vince Camuto at Nordstrom
Pinstripes are perfect for making legs look longer and this high waisted fit and vertical lines help to emphasise the elongation of your legs! These trousers are ideal for everyday office wear but they’re also amazing dressed with a bright blouse – just make sure you tuck it in for a maximum leg-lengthening effect.
Ruffle Jumpsuit, R199, Oakridge at Mr Price
Jumpsuits are great for making legs look longer, especially if they cinch in around the waist – like this black jumpsuit does. A high waist instantly makes proportions look different and gives the illusion of never-ending pins – style it with a pair of heels for maximum effect!
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