7 Styling Tips to Make Your Legs Look Longer

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Are you a curvy and petite fashionista looking to highlight your fabulous legs with full-figured fashion? Or maybe your legs are your most favorite asset and you want to make them the star of your outfits? Either way, you’re in luck! We made this style guide just for you, filled with all of the tips and techniques you need to elongate your figure and make your legs look better than ever! 

Just because we are entering the colder months of the year doesn’t mean your legs can’t still be center stage. These plus size fall outfits will flatter your figure and make your legs look fabulous. 

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Choosing the Right Leggings

If you want to highlight your legs flawlessly with plus size legging outfits, opt for a style that draws attention to your lower half. For example, faux leather leggings not only streamline your curves and make your legs pop, but the sleek and shiny material will make them appear longer. Pair your faux leather leggings with a pair of strappy heels or sleek, black ankle boots with a pointed toe. 

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Maxi Dresses That Elongate Your Figure

Do you have a bunch of maxi dresses in your outfit rotation? If so, that’s great because maxi dresses naturally elongate your figure. But if you are looking to emphasize and elongate your legs specifically, you will want to prioritize maxi dress styles that cinch at the waist or just below the bust. If you don’t have any maxi dresses that naturally come in at the waist, you can achieve this look by using plus size belts to add emphasis to your waist and make your legs look longer. For an ultra-flattering look, stick to more fitted plus size maxi dresses. If you find that your figure is being drowned out in your favorite maxi dresses, refer to our How to Get Curves style guide.

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Opt for a High Waist

High-waisted pants will become your best friend if you want to have clothing in your wardrobe that shows off your legs. Whether it be jeans or leggings, high-waisted pants will give you the look of elongated legs. If you’re also wondering how to make your waist look smaller, high-waisted denim and leggings will cinch your waist to give you that hourglass look while extending the silhouette of your legs. If you are a fan of mini skirts, you can also style high-waisted mini skirts with tights and boots for the ultimate fall outfit. The short skirt paired with the high waist will make your legs look longer than ever. We think high-waisted bottoms are a win-win!

Go Monochromatic 

If you tend to gravitate toward a certain color, stick with it! Whether you love wearing all white or all black, a monochromatic look is not only slimming, but it also elongates your figure. Use light layers to add dimension to your monochromatic look and you’ll look like a trend-setter!

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Try Wide Leg Pants

Even if you are short and curvy, wide leg pants will make you look like you have legs for days. Not only are they incredibly chic, but you will be on cloud 9 all day—literally and physically. If you find wide leg pants that are a little too long for your frame, get them tailored or hemmed to ensure they don’t drown your gorgeous figure out! 

Add Nude Shoes 

If you live in a region that stays pretty warm all year round, first of all, we are jealous. However, this gives you more freedom to wear shorter hemlines, which automatically elongate your legs. If you plan on showing a lot of leg, invest in some heels or ankle booties that match your skin tone perfectly. Having a nude shoe will help elongate your figure and extend your legs. Bonus points if these shoes have a heel on them for added height!

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Embrace Vertical Stripes

Stripes are such a fun way to elongate your figure while also embracing a bold print. By using vertical stripes in pants or in dresses, you will visually extend your legs and, naturally, you’ll have one of the coolest looking outfits ever. You can either choose to style thin and busy vertical stripes or stick to wide and thick stripes for a dramatic look. 

Whether you are short or tall, at Chic Soul, we believe that you are perfect just the way you are. We all have our favorite attributes that we love to highlight or want to embellish, which is what makes putting outfits together so fun!


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