March 27, 2013

Find The Perfect Shoes For Your Leg Shape

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When you buy a dress or a skirt, you spend dozens of minutes considering how and if it will flatter your silhouette, but did you know that shoes can also alter your figure, highlighting your best assets and hiding what you don’t want the world to see? Find out how, right here:

If you have thick legs

thick legs

– avoid boxy shoes, shes that have extra room at the ankles (such as wide booties, and shoes that have straps around the ankles.

– elongate your leg with the help of pointy toes, peep toes and V-styles at the vamp of the shoes. Much like a V-neck minimizes a full chest, a shoes that is cut in such a way that shows more skin will make your feet and legs look longer and leaner.

– avoid bold colours and patterns that will draw attention down to your feet. Instead, go for nudes and brown-based colours that will elongate your legs.

– go for matte leathers and suede, instead of shiny fabrics.

If you have thick ankles

thick ankles

– stay away from ankle straps that optically cut your legs in half.

– sleek styles like a pointy-toed shoe create the illusion of leaner legs and skinnier ankles.

If you have thick calves

thick calves

– pumps and slingbacks optically elongate legs.

– avoid wedges, which will add volume to your foot, as well as chunky heels, and go instead for a platform style.

If you have long legs

long legs

– dare to wear ankle straps, chunky heels, embellishments and lace-up styles.

If you have skinny legs

skinny legs

– go for wedges or platforms, which are going to add volume.

– for skinny calves, choose skinny straps, instead of wide ones

– patent leather, metallics and satin, anything shiny will make your legs stand out and reflect light.

If you have short legs

short legs

– go for slingback styles and mules, which will optically slim your legs, as well as elongating them.

Extra tip: Take your shoes size into consideration! Adapt the embellishments and strap size to the length of your foot. Look for wider straps rather than narrow ones and choose details that are in line with your size if you have large feet and go for pointed toes that add length and small embellishments if you have small feet.

Giuseppe Zanotti pumps


Manolo Blahnik pumps


Sergio Rossi pumps


Yves Saint Laurent pumps


Jean-Michel Cazabat pumps


Gianvito Rossi pumps


Christian Louboutin sandals


Manolo Blahnik pumps


Jimmy Choo pumps


Jimmy Choo pumps – €465
Emilio Pucci sandals


Giuseppe Zanotti sandals


Giuseppe Zanotti sandals


Sergio Rossi sandals


Valentino pumps


Valentino pumps – €692
Christian Louboutin sandals


Rupert Sanderson shoes


Christian Louboutin shoes


VIVENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOAMIA MELISSA LADY DRAGON IX


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