“Many women are self conscious about the size of their calves and hide under jeans, pants and long skirts. Instead of covering up this summer, step out in confidence with these shoe style tips from the experts at myShoes.com which promise slimmer looking legs.
Single Strap Shoes: Shoes that cross over the vamp, without anything else fancy going on, are a fantastic way to complement your legs. While you should avoid anything with ankle straps, you donâ€™t need to shy away from single-strap or cross-strap shoes that lie low on the feet. If youâ€™re unsure of what strap thickness to try, go for something medium.
Monochrome Uppers: Donâ€™t draw attention to your feet and ankles with a lot of bright colors. Look for a shoe that offers an all-over wash of nude or light brown, with a same-color sole and heel. Itâ€™s an easy look to find, and itâ€™s slimming, especially if you choose a leather sandal style.
Go Nude: A popular trend for spring and summer, nude shoes create the impression of longer and leaner looking legs because you canâ€™t tell where the leg ends and the shoe begins. Aim for a hue within a few shades of skin tone to get slimmer looking legs.
Pointier-Toed Heels: Pointy heels can be scary, but ultra rounded toes can make your legs look heavier than they really are. A lightly pointed heel is a great look, and perfect for women with a heavier calf because it visually slims the legs, especially when crafted in a rosy nude or light skin tone.
Thong Platform Sandals: Weâ€™re not talking rubber flip flop kind of platforms. However, the perfect shoes are a cross-hybrid of half espadrilles (in the soles) and half thong/flip flop (in the strap area). Toss on a pair of thong platform sandals with a sleek skirt to balance the heavier sole for a slimming effect.
Thick Heels: Kitten heels can make legs look extra thick. A thicker, slightly sturdier heel with an open back is an excellent look. Try sling backs to give a thick heel a trendier look.