How to make men's legs appear longer in pants

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How to make men's legs appear longer in pants
Men can follow several simple steps to make their legs appear longer in trousers. (busines men at suit and tie image by Slyadnyev Oleksandr from Fotolia.com)

Whether men decide to wear dress trousers or casual trousers, having the legs appear longer is always a desired objective. Men with short legs will especially want to find ways in which to allow their choice of trousers to provide them with a taller appearance. When trying to have your legs appear longer in trousers, you need to match certain colours and patterns properly. In order to make men's legs appear longer in trousers, wear pinstripes, have the colour of the shoes match the trousers, and wear darker colours.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Trousers
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Belt
  • Jacket

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Wear pinstripes. The vertical stripes on the pinstriped trousers will help create an illusion of longer legs. You can purchase pinstriped trousers online or in a local department store.

  2. 2

    Wear a belt that is the same colour as the trousers. For example, if you are wearing black pinstriped trousers, then you should wear a black belt. The black belt will help to extend the long line that the trousers create.

  3. 3

    Do not wear trousers that have a cuff at the bottom. The cuff will make you appear shorter because it creates a break in the line from the top of the trousers to the shoes.

  4. 4

    Wear socks and shoes that match the colour of the trousers. This further enhances a continuous line that will help you to appear taller. For example, if you are wearing black pinstriped trousers, then you should wear black socks and shoes.

  5. 5

    Do not wear bulky shoes. When selecting a pair of matching shoes for your trousers, make sure that the shoes are not overly large and clunky. If the shoes are bulky, they will distort the elongated appearance the trousers create.

  6. 6

    Do not wear a long suit jacket. In order to make your legs appear longer in trousers, you should find a suit jacket that is not overly long, as this will distract from the trousers and make your legs appear shorter. Your jacket should also be the same colour as the trousers.

  7. 7

    Do not wear trousers with long back pockets. Trousers with long back pockets will make your legs appear shorter rather than longer.

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