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5 Shoes That Make Your Legs Go On For Miles

You may not have been born with the longest of legs, but don’t let that bother you. If you want to have killer legs that are long and lean, you just have to know a few shoe tricks. Here are five styles of shoes that can streamline your legs and make them look like they go on for miles.

pointy toed shoes

1. Choose Pointy Toe

High heels are the most obvious way to make your legs look long and lean, but did you know that a pointy toe they will also give you a few extra inches? Any pointy toe shoe, with a high heel or even a flat heel, extends your legs beyond your toes.  Round or square toe don’t do that.

nude shoes
Nude shoes add inches.

 

2. Go Nude

The color of your shoes can also change how long your legs appear.  Choose a nude shoe – a shoe in a shade very close to your skin tone, to create a seamless transition between your leg and the shoe and elongate your legs.

low vamp vs. high vamp shoes

3. Wear  a Low Vamp Shoe

The more that is skin exposed, the longer your leg will look, so it makes sense that if you want glamazon legs you should wear a shoe with a low vamp. The lower cut the shoe, the longer your legs look.

D'Orsay shoes

4. Try a d’Orsay 

Here’s one you may not have thought of, but it works well too. The d’Orsay pump with its cutaway side exposes more skin than a regular shoe, balancing out thick ankles and highlighting the sexy arch of the foot. Voila! Long lean legs.

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Jennifer Lawrence showing off her legs in peep-toe pumps.

5. Slip On a Peep Toe

Similar to the d’Orsay, the peep toe shoe reveals more skin than a closed toe, but this time at the tip of your foot. A peep toe draws the eye to the front of the foot and gives your legs a bit of extra stretch.

Enjoy showing off those gorgeous gams!

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8 thoughts on “5 Shoes That Make Your Legs Go On For Miles

  1. I echo Judith. Pls tackle sexy shoes for those of us with painful feet. I have tarsal tunnel in the drivers foot and collapsed arches on both. I even look at high heels and my feet scream in protest! Yet, the sexy or trendy ones are always meant for those who can tolerate the nose bleeding altitudes.

  2. I say “the higher the heel the sexier the legs”
    I feel that Classic peep toe or pointy shoes are fabulous but must be in a stiletto for sex appeal !!!!

  3. I am seventy years of age and like to look up-to-date, etc. However, as time has gone on, I have had to wear orthotics in most of my shoes. Many manufacturers now sew down the insole which makes those shoes unwearable for me. I also cannot wear shoes that reveal the arch of the foot as this would show the orthotics. I can still wear shoes with heels, as long as they are not sky high!
    Would you consider tackling this problem in one of your Fabulous After Forty emails? I’m sure that I’m not the only woman who has this difficulty and I would really appreciate what you have to say.
    Thank you very much,
    Judith.

  4. I love the look of nude color shoes, I’ve been wearing those & peep toes for years. So chic for spring – I even have beige & white spectators in my closet.

    I don’t care for pointed toe shoes because they make my feet (not my legs) look longer & cramp my Fabulous after 40 toes. I also stay around the 2″ heel mark for maximum comfort – fake it with a platform if you go higher.

    1. I agree with all you say! And as a woman of “a certain age” I need arch support, which is why the D’Orsay seems problematical.