A woman’s legs are one of the most admired parts of her body in Western culture, and there’s a definite trend for showing them off. However, before you decide to put on that mini skirt it’s a good idea to make sure you have the right shoes. Often they can make the difference between looking good, and causing whiplash.
What Shoes Need to Do
The goal is to accentuate your legs, and to make them seem even longer than they are. Even petite women can create the illusion of long legs through careful fashion legerdemain though. Shoes are key to this, because they can give the illusion that your legs are longer than they are by extending your leg line through the use of calf lifting.
There are a lot of different shoes you can wear for a lot of different effects. High heels are perhaps the most common for adding inches to your height, and to your leg line. These shoes sculpt your calves and create lift, which is awkward for walking but which is perfect for that luxurious look you’re after. Boots, particularly calf and knee length boots, can actually make your calves look more slender as well as longer, which gives you more bang for your buck.
Color, Style and Other Considerations
Every woman’s legs are different, so it’s important to get shoes that work with you and your style. For instance, if stiletto heels in bright red just don’t go with your style, then a set of sky high Mary Janes might be more what you’re looking for. Shoes that match your skin tone can often trick an observer’s eye because there’s no contrast between your shoes and your body. This makes observers view your leg line as a great deal longer than it is. Contrast isn’t always bad though, because particularly high boots can have a similar effect where the leather actually stretches out your legs’ profiles.
Trial and Error
At the end of the day it’s important to remember that it isn’t always easy to figure out which shoes will make your legs look longer, and which won’t. That’s why it’s always a good idea to try on as many different kinds as you can, and to figure out the sort of style that works for you and for your body type. Until you figure that out though, you’ve got to try different things.