Want legs that look lean and go forever? Well, you could do more squats and lunges, or even go down this route, but wouldn’t it be easier if you could just pop on some shoes and a pair of pants?

It is.

For an instant leg-lengthener, forget skinny jeans, much as we love them. Instead, find a pair of foxy heels and team them with wide-legged pants that are long enough to just graze the ground.

Need visual proof? Here you go:


Ever-stylish blogger Karla of Karla’s Closet. You can fake the legs but you really can’t fake that midriff. Sorry.


Wide-legged jeans. A bit 70s and a lot awesome.


World’s raddest not-pajama pants by 10 Crosby Derek Lam.

Make the look work:

  • Go slim-fitting on top to balance the volume in your legular region
  • Make sure the waistband sits flat against your skin to avoid muffin tops.
  • Depending on your shape, this style might look best high-waisted or slung low on the hips. Experiment with styles until you find the one that suits you best.
  • Have the hems tailored so they skim the ground or finish no less than a centimetre above it. Too long and you’ll trip yourself up; too short and the look with backfire and make your legs look stumpy.
  • Body shapes that suit this style: pear, hourglass and athletic. Apple-shaped maidens might find the wide shape on the bottom less flattering as it disguises their gorgeous, skinny pins.

Bonus wearer tip: until you reach wide-leg-and-heels-wearing pro status, be very careful walking up and down stairs in this combo. A sneaky stiletto heel snagged in the volumes of material around your feet can trip you in an embarrassing and potentially injuring way. Take this from someone who has narrowly avoided maiming herself more than once.