Avoid ankle straps on shoes

The above shoes are gorgeous aren’t they.  Unfortunately they will shorten your petite pins.  Why?  By creating a horizontal line across your ankles you are effectively making the eye travel across rather than continuing to look downwards.

I’ve already got a pair of ankle strap shoes in the wardrobe.  What should I do?

Don’t fret.  There are a few solutions:

1.  Match the colour of your shoes to the colour of your tights.  For example, black ankle strap shoes with black opaque tights.

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2.  Wear a  pair of skin coloured ankle heels with bare legs as shown here on Eva Longoria.

Petite Celebrity Eva Longoria How To Make Your Legs Look Longer

2.  Wear a pair of shoes with a skin coloured ankle strap shoes as shown here on Wendy from www.wendyslookbok.com

How to make your legs look longer wendyslookbook

3.  If you’ve got the legs for it, wear them with a short dress, skirt or shorts.  The fact that you’re showing a lot of leg will compensate for the ankle strap.

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4.  Wear them under skinny jeans or trousers so that the ankle strap is hidden.

How to make your legs look longer

If none of the above appeals, simply wear your shoes with pride.  It’s not the end of the world.  They are gorgeous after all 😉

Do you own any ankle strap shoes in your wardrobe?  How do you normally wear yours?


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