For years, stylists and celebrities have used visual cues such as color, light, and patterns to create looks to enhance areas of a woman's body and downplay unflattering parts. For example, want to appear taller and thinner? Give clothing that features vertical stripes or vertical seams a try to give the illusion of a longer, more slender body.

At VienneMilano, we understand that legs come in different shapes and sizes. That's why we developed a collection of styles, designs, and colors to bring out the best of your gams! Hey, no one's perfect - and we get that. Here are a few tricks on how to make your legs appear…


Vertical lines tend to make things look longer and taller. In our example, you can see that the line immediately elongates our model's legs.

How to fake longer legs

However, it's not enough to have just one vertically placed line. The position and spacing of the lines are important as well. For example, take a look at ALESSIA Stripe Thigh Highs vs. ALBA Back Seam Stockings. The same model is featured in both images, and yet her legs appear slightly longer in ALESSIA. The more vertical lines are placed together, the longer and (slimmer) your legs will look.

How to give the impression of longer legs

We recommend ALESSIA Stripe (left) and ALBA Back Seam (right) to make your legs look longer.


There are no surprises: the color black can make you look slimmer. In fact, we would go one step further and recommend opaque stockings. Contrastingly, sheer stockings tend to reflect more light (compared to dark colors), and thus may not provide the same illusion as you would with black opaque stockings. To achieve a slender look for your legs, try wearing hosiery with 50 - 75 denier.

How to make your legs look slender

While black is always in, why limit yourself to just black hosiery when there's an array of colors available to enhance your style? Other dark colors can create the same slimming illusion. Take ANDREA Dark Brown, for example.

Opaque stockings

To make your legs look slender, we recommend CLAUDIA Black and ANDREA Black or Dark Brown.


Conversely, to make your legs look fuller, wider (and bolder) wear bright colors. Unlike dark colors, bright colors tend to attract more lights and therefore tend to make you look slightly bigger. An example of this is VANNA in mustard yellow (left) or any of the available vibrant colors.

Get fuller legs
Another trick to give the impression of fuller legs is to wear patterns. Patterns convey complexity, which can trick the mind into thinking that your legs look thicker. To achieve this look, try GIADA Art Deco (left).
Get wider legs
To make your legs look fuller, we recommend VANNA, GIADA.

To summarize how you can make your legs look longer, slender, or fuller, check out our infographic below!

Infographic: Longer, Fuller, Slender legs

We hope our tips and tricks will help you get the best out of your legs! When you look fabulous, you will feel fabulous.

January 19, 2018
Tags: Fashion tips

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