Believe it or not, it is possible to make your legs look longer without hitting the gym. And nope, I’m not referring to extreme surgical procedures that involve the breaking and reassembling of bones (ouch!). Learn the easy leg-elongating tricks that your favourite Korean celebrities (most of whom are petite – Descendant of the Sun actress Song Hye Kyo stands at around 161cm tall and Girls Generation’s Taeyeon is about 155cm) use and make yours look amazing all the time!
Put on nude shoes
Find a pair as close to your skin tone as possible as the nude hue makes it hard to spot where your leg ends and your foot begins – giving the illusion of longer legs. A pair of platform heels like what actress Song Hye Kyo is wearing here will add extra height to your frame as well.
Bring your waistline up
High-waisted anything should always be a staple in your wardrobe. The high-waisted shorts worn by Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon make her legs appear to start a higher point, hence achieving a desired elongating effect.
Dress head to toe in the same colour
This creates a sleek, unbroken silhouette that gives the illusion for longer legs – make sure your ankles and the top of your feet are covered. Girls’ Generation’s Yoona aces the monotone outfit game with her super streamlined jet-black look, which adds precious height to her petite frame.
Choose floor-grazing hems
The longer, the better. A floor-grazing hem, such as actress Gianna Jun’s sleek black trousers, makes your legs look incredibly long. Throw on a pair of heels to create even more height.
The other option is to go really short – but only if you’re comfortable showing off your legs, like Taeyeon. Similar to high waistlines, a higher hemline will make your gams appear longer.