Flaunt it Friday - Tips to Making Your Legs Look Longer

DETAILS.
Blush Sweater // Geometric Dress (under $30) // Nude Patent Heels (also loving these) // Chanel Bag (similar here) // Karen Walker Sunglasses // Dual Pearl Earring Stud (on sale $14)


As women I think we all have insecurities. It's easy to pick a part things we want to change. Recently Target challenged me to do a post featuring an asset I enjoy "flaunting". At first I was caught off guard, why is it so easy for us to pick a feature we want to change, but deciding on a feature we want to flaunt takes more considering. I think too often we focus on how we want to improve ourselves instead of embracing and appreciating the features we already have. So today I wanted to share some tips for flaunting your legs and making them look longer. 

1. Heels! Pumps! Stilettos! Oh my! - I can’t say it enough. Adding height instantly emphasizes and flatters your legs. Stay away from ankle strap heels these make your legs appear shorter. 

2.  Aim High - Opt for high waisted skirts and pants. A high waistline adds inches to your legs by creating the illusion that they start higher than they actually do. 

3.  One Color - A monochromatic look will create an uninterrupted vertical line. All black and all white are the popular monochromatic looks that add length to your legs.

4. Go Nude - When picking a shoe color - go nude. This often blends with your skin tone and makes your legs look longer. In the cooler months you can use this trick by pairing black tights and black heels for the same effect.  (Nude shoe options: short heel //  high heel)

5. Tuck it - We all love the look of a long flowy top, but these actually elongate your torso and shorten your legs. Tuck your tops into your waistline and pair it with a crop jacket.  

6. Show Some Skin - In some cases shorter is better. Choose a hemline you a comfortable with, knee length and shorter is best when wanting to add length to your legs. Loving this short navy and green plaid skirt

7. Point it Out - If you can avoid round toe shoes. Pointy stilettos extend the length of your feet adding length to your legs. 

8. Cuff it Later - Avoid cuffing your bottoms at all costs. This instantly shortens the length of your legs. 

9. Go Tall - Over the knee and thigh high boots are great for creating a long visual line down the leg. Pair it with a dress or jacket that doesn't show a gap where the boot ends and your legs will appear even longer. 

10. Vertical Patterns & Lines - Vertical lines draw your eye up and down which give a lengthening effect. Pleated skirts or vertical stripe pants work great for creating a lengthening silhouette

Whatever your favorite asset may be, wear it with confidence. Have a great weekend! 

XOX, 
Christine

Photos by JessaKae


* Special thanks to Target for sponsoring this post. Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not indicative of Target. 

19 comments:

  1. Love this! My legs are so short in comparison to my torso. I'm five feet tall and I have friends who have longer legs than me even though they're the same height! No fair!!! Haha... Now to find the right heels for me.

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  2. Love these tips! You look amazing as always!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  3. This is such a great post! And I can't believe this dress is from Target! It looks designer. I just picked up a very similar sweater from H&M. I actually thought it looked like your style when I bought it:)

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  4. Great tips!! And such a beautiful look. The blush sweater is a great color with this dress.

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

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  5. Im loving this dress! seems so flattering

    aboutacloset.com

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  6. Beautiful outfit! Amazing dress and heels xx

    xoxo, Anna
    www.lorenneblau.com

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  7. Great tips! Love the fit n' flare style dress!

    www.bluelabelsboutique.com

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  8. Beautiful stilettos!
    Totally love this look!
    XX
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

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  9. Loving those earrings! & that sweater looks so comfy!

    http://onestoptostyle.blogspot.com/

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  10. Stunning pumps!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  11. I'm definitely guilty of long flowy tops, so I'm going to try tucking them in and see how it looks! I seriously never thought of that! Xo, Sarah

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  12. Those shoes are so nice! Also, what is your workout regimen? Your legs are so nice.

    www.concreterunwayla.blogspot.com
    Christine

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  13. Stunning! Dress and Stilettos really beautiful. Zeeia

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  14. Are you loving your boy bag! I love mine, it's hard to keep your collection at one though. lol! Lovving how you styled this look, you're such a babe!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

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