When I wrote about How to Wear Dresses when you have unattractive legs, a reader responded by asking, “What if you don’t like showing your legs at all?
What if you have big calves, chunky ankles, thunder thighs, veiny legs, splotchy legs, or even skinny legs? How do you cover up your legs in summer?” Read on…
1. The Obvious – Wear Pants
Palazzo pants are chic and loose, which makes them perfect for hot weather. Wide leg linen pants ideal, keeping you cool and chic at the same time. Capri or ¾ length pants are great for showing off a slim ankle without revealing the rest of your leg. Wear with a cute low block or kitten heel to lengthen the leg even more. A shorter length colored jean worn with ankle boots, so there is about an inch of flesh on show, is a fabulous way to be totally on-trend
2. Try a Midi or Maxi dress
Tea Length/Midi length is fabulous for Petites and for anyone wanting to show off her pretty ankles. Wear flat shoes, flip-flops, or a small heel. They never look quite right with a towering stiletto.
These cover a multitude of sins. Wear them under tunics and dresses as an alternative to tights. You can go with ankle-length or capris style. Experiment. Some women look better with them worn nearer to the knee, others nearer the ankles.
4. Divert Attention
The oldest trick in the book, but it works. Move the focus upwards by wearing a fabulous hat, bright lipstick, dramatic jewelry, a must-have scarf. Your legs won’t even be noticed!
5. Experiment with Tights
Ten denier flesh-colored tights are a creative choice. Some even have the added advantage of control panels, so your tum, bum, thighs are streamlined too. Choose toe-less if you want to wear sandals. You could even go the fishnet route, as they are cooler to wear in hot weather.
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P.S. Don’t like showing your arms either? Here is a great solution – pretty maxi dresses with long sleeves.