Do you have large calves and ankles and struggle when shoe shopping? Shoes can really make or break an outfit so let’s explore one strategy specifically made for you. When you elongate an area of the body, it looks slimmer so the trick here so to ELONGATE. Here’s how:
* Choose boots with vertical seams to slim calves. These vertical lines have a slimming effect and when placed on boots, they elongate and slim the width of the calf and ankle area. Need help finding boots for wide calves? Try Nordstrom.
* Be sure your hemline hits the narrowest part of your calves. Skirts that end at the widest point of your calf thicken the look of them. Instead, choose skirts that end at the narrowest part of your calf, which will elongate and slim the area.
* Match your shoe color to your skin tone or stocking color. When wearing a skirt, choose a shoe that matches your skin tone or hosiery if wearing colored stockings or tights, as apposed to a shoe that is in contrast. When your shoes match your skin tone or stockings, your legs are elongated and your calves and ankles look slimmer.
* Avoid ankle straps. Ankle straps make your calves appear shortened and when you shorten an area, you also widen it. Therefore, your ankles will look wide and thick in straps.
Armed with these tips, your shoe shopping will be much easier and your ankles and calves will LOVE you. Enjoy!
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