Turn your short legs into sexy legs
While some women may feel their legs are too short, others may view their legs as too long, outright shapeless, too thin or too thick. What's the best solution for such a range of problems?
By Marlo Heresco
Showing off a pair of sexy legs means more than being smooth and toned. Although these factors help, they won't do much in the way of confidence if you dislike your legs.
While some women may feel their legs are too short, others may view their legs as too long, outright shapeless, too thin or too thick. What's the best solution for such a range of problems? Clothing, of course.
A study reported by Fox News Latino shows that the average Latin American woman in Mexico stands 5'2". This makes choosing the right clothes essential when it comes to emphasizing your assets. For example, a trick to making your chest appear larger is to wear horizontal stripes. Tops made of horizontal stripes gives the impression of width. This same method can be applied when choosing clothes for your legs.
If your confidence becomes slightly shaken when you sport a pair of short legs, a pair of vertically patterned pants can give the illusion of length. You don't have to search for a crazy-busy pair of leggings that will have you seeing cross-eyed. Even a pair of denim jeans that has distinct vertical lines in the way of stitching can be enough.
Vertical lines also have a thinning effect. Women who feel their legs are too thick or heavy may want to opt for this pattern as well. Cigarette pants or tapered pants such as leggings are good choices. Pedal pushers and capris are also ideal, as long as they are sleek. Flared or cuffed pants are not ideal.
Look longer by mixing and matching your business wear. When wearing a short skirt, wear a longer jacket and when wearing a long skirt, choose a shorter jacket. As a rule, cropped shirts and jackets make legs look longer.
Shorts and skirts
Choose shorts and skirts with a high waist. This style gives the illusion of length by making the eye think your legs start in a higher place. A-line dresses and skirts are another great trick to adding length. Avoid wearing skirts and shorts that stop at the knee, as these will only highlight the shortness of your legs.
Black goes with anything, or so they say, but black may not be your best choice if you're trying to add height. A pair of pumps will definitely do the trick on the other hand, and a pair of natural or skin-toned shoes will do even better. This is especially true for flat shoes. Wearing natural-colored shoes eliminates the obvious start and stop between your legs and your shoes, making your legs appear longer.
Black stockings have a slimming and lengthening effect, not to mention being sexy and elegant with any little black dress . This is a good alternative to creating sexy legs by hiding imperfections. If you're not into stockings, adding a glow to your naked legs can make them appear longer. A sparkling body lotion applied thinly to the outer definition of your legs will add a discreet accent and visually lengthen your legs.