Which Shoes to Choose – Longer Legs


If you want your legs to appear longer, here are some tips on choosing shoes.

If you’re wearing a skirt, then choose a shoe in a colour that relates to your skin tone – the nude shoe, as it makes the legs appear to start from the toe, rather than the ankle. For example these Jessica Simpson shoes from Piperlime. Look for a shoe with a low vamp (that’s the front of the shoe being cut low to the toes, rather than higher up on the top of the foot, like these shoes pictured.

But if you’re wearing black trousers, choose a shoe that blends with the trousers, so a black shoe will work for you. With trousers, the vamp is not important, so you can wear a high vamp shoe like these ones (Nine West) from Piperlime.

If you’re wearing jeans, consider either a dark brown, black or navy shoe to blend with the jeans. You could choose a more casual material such as suede to match the jean. These BCBG Maxazaria shoes from Piperlime in navy would look fantastic with a pair of indigo denim jeans.

Heels will always make your legs look longer, but if you want to be more practical, a wedge will give you more stability. Of course some of us love a flat shoe for it’s practicality and comfort. If this is the case, choose a low vamp shoe like a ballet flat like these Bandolino shoes from Piperlime, which will work equally well with a skirt as trousers.

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