Tall and lean legged models are everywhere in the magazines and on billboards. Every year, clothes are paraded from one Fashion Week to another on slender models perched on skyscraper heels. Designers prefer these models as clothes apparently look better on
tall models than on shorter ones.
All very well; but if we also want to wear these clothes and look the part, what are we mere mortals to do, if we are not blessed with legs up to our armpits? I shall advise on this in a later post, but let's concentrate on the 'what-not-to-dos' today.
Women let themselves down by emphasising their short legs.We can all see what not to do on the High Street every day, but somehow we just never get the message So, here is my 'what-not-to-do-today' list, in no particular order.
Wearing calf-length leggings with flats
There are 3 no-nos rolled into one here!
Wearing short, wide legged trousers
Also called cargo pants, wide-legged trousers are usually worn in the warmer weather.
Wearing ankle strap, high-heeled sandals
At least the high heels on these are a step in the right direction.
Wearing mini skirts with flats
Unless you already have long and slim legs, this look will not work if you wish to appear long legged.
Now, armed with the above warnings, you will be able to make the most of your legs. Go on, take them for a walk right now! And remember, the best accompaniment to prettier legs, a confident stride.
Originally published on 7/11/12
I'm Marie-Anne Lecoeur. I teach women how to upgrade their style and think, shop & dress like a French woman in my Ecourses and The French Chic Academy
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