What Clothes to Wear with Short Legs?


Long LegsThere are so many girls with long legs out there. You can see them on TV. They appear on magazine covers. You meet them at parties. Some girls have all the luck. Both men and women think long legs are sexy. With this insight, the longer legs, the better, though they could make a girl look like a heron. Long legs are a woman’s pride. But what if long legs are something you can only dream of? Don’t get frustrated and learn how to turn disadvantages into advantages with the help of the right clothes.

Wearing High Heels with Short Legs

If you have short legs, use any of these good old tricks. You need to wear medium or high heel shoes with just about any clothes, long pants for example. What will make you look taller is a skirt (dress, sundress), pantyhose and shoes (boots) of the same color. You can also go with dark color pantyhose.

Wear Tips for Short Legs

It is not a good idea to wear cuffed pants, short loose skirts, tulip skirts (especially those with just-above-knee length) and flat sole shoes. Even if you aren’t enthusiastic about high heel shoes, 1.5-2 inches is a must.

Wearing Jeans with Short Legs

With short legs, it is totally taboo to wear low-rise jeans that seemed to come into fashion for good.


  1. With short legs you should wear high heels – this is 100% to make your legs visually longer.

  2. The last point about the jeans just made me really, really sad. I guess the only answer is to bank on high heels 100%, although they’re undoubtedly more uncomfortable. blisters! 🙁

  3. Low-rise jeans really make your legs appear shorter, so, it’s better to avoid them. As for the heels, even 2 inch heels would help. Besides, it is possible to find comfortable high heel shoes. And if you wear heels regularly you get used to wearing them. As for me, I wear only high heels in everyday life. Although it takes time to choose a really comfortable and nice pair, but it’s worth it. They make me taller and I like the look. So does my husband. If you still don’t want to wear high heel shoes just choose jeans with higher waistline.

  4. I am NOT wearing heels everyday!!! I am still in high school, do you understand how unbelievably difficult it would be to walk down crowded stairs in those?? I OWN lose rise jeans and I dont look any shorter then usual. I hate my body so much, I wish I would grow so badly but I am stuck this way, and I am not going to cut low rise jeans out of my wardrobe, especially since that’s really the only kind they sell that are decent!!!

  5. i soo dont appreciate these tips.
    got better tips everyonee!!!
    anyway, i cant wear heels everyday since im only grade 10; thts out of the question. and nobody should be doing that anyway, because its proven to be bad for your foot ESP. everyday. TO LOOK TALLER, you should wear skinny jeans which makes your legs appear much longer and more in shape. also, dont wear long shirts; keep them stomach length. 🙂

  6. yeah no that is crap esspecially if you have a larger that tiny ass skinny jeans will make it look ten times bigger

  7. yeah high heels are no good. i dont know about you guys but i’d rather have short legs then totally screwed up ankles. i agree from experience about the long shirts thingy. if you do wear long shirts, wear them w/ leggings. leggings (especially black ones) make depth and size perception hard. Also, no one is really studying you hard enough to notice if your legs are a little shorter then normal. the more akward you are w/ urself, the more noticable it is to others. calm down

  8. I agree with all the given tips. I discovered all this on my own – no jeans, short skirts, sund dressed. As for the heels, I can’t live without them. I’ve got tons of wedges and platforms. If you look hard enough, you can find them some comfortable shoes out there. I HATE pants anyway, and living in Florida helps.
    Thanks for the tips – they were all right oin and very helpful.

  9. Correction to my previous comment – I meant that short skirts and sun dresses are O.K. and jeans (and not only low rise for me at least) are a big no-no, at least unless I’m wearing 6 inch heels…

  10. Don’t despair about the low-rise jeans; they said the same thing about leisure suits, once upon a time!
    When the novelty wears off, the ugliness of low-rise jeans will become more obvious to more people, and they will go out of fashion. And people will say “What were we thinking?!?!?”

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