With the summer season upon us, hair removal expert, Veet, has teamed up with LifeStyle YOU's fashion guru, Donny Galella, to launch a Right for Your Leg Type Guide, to help Aussie ladies achieve the perfect pins this party season. With legs on show during the warmer months but often overlooked in the style department, this fresh-approach guide to styling for your leg type can help Aussie women make the most of their touchably smooth legs this summer – whatever their shape!
This empowering new guide showcases the most common leg shapes and provides expert styling tips on how to highlight your leg features this summer, to help you look – and feel – your very best.
DONNY GALELLA’S TOP LEG STYLE SOLUTIONS
1. “The Giselle”
Leg Type: Giselle is a great example of the straight up, straight down, skinny leg.
Style Solutions: To create the illusion of shape throughout the leg, choose a heel with a rounded toe. A pointed heel will generate a sharp and angular look.
Match your dainty legs with a petite heel, such as the stiletto. Avoid chunky heels and thick wedges as these will look bulky on your narrow pins.
Flatter your ‘Giselle’ legs with knee skimming skirts and dresses. These lower hemlines will cover your thighs, which are usually the areas of concern.
2. “The Mischa”
Leg Type: Do you carry weight around the ankles and calves? Then you have the same leg type as the beautiful Kelly Clarkson, Mischa Barton and Jennifer Love Hewitt!
Style Solutions: Embrace the legs you have and have fun with fashion! Having thicker ankles doesn’t mean that long hemlines are your only closet friend! Try experimenting with the ‘mullet’ hemline – this hemline is shorter in the front and longer at the back.
Elongate the leg with a raised heel or wedge. Avoid shoes with embellished trims or details such as rosettes or feathers as these will just draw further attention to this area.
Embrace your legs but stay clear of statement shoes featuring bold colours or prints. Instead, wear a statement pair of earrings or necklace, as this will draw attention to the top half of your body and away from your lower leg.
3. “The Beyonce”
Leg Type: You are a bootylicious beauty who has more shapely legs, thighs and bottom. Embrace your stunning pear shape and follow in the footsteps of J Lo, Kim K and Beyonce when it comes to style.
Style Solutions: Expose your pins but opt for skirts and dresses that skim over your hips and thighs - A-line style skirts and dresses are your wardrobe must buys.
Fuller leg shapes can be balanced out by wearing shoes with a more solid heel or wedge. The shops are full of wedges this summer so go to town!
4. “The Kylie”
Leg Type: You have petite, shorter length legs like our very own Kylie Minogue and look at your long-legged friends with envy.
Style Solution: The nude heel is your wardrobe essential! Sporting a pair of nude platform heels will give the illusion of longer, sleeker legs. Look for a nude tone that matches your skin colour and avoid shoes with an ankle strap as these will cut your leg at the wrong place, making you look and feel shorter than you are.
Try wearing vertical stripes or prints that run vertically to help your legs look lengthened. These will help make you appear taller and slimmer. Avoid horizontal stripes as these will only make you look shorter and wider. This is fashion 101!
Go for skirts or dresses that finish above the knee to make the most of your petite pins. If you’re feeling brave, consider hemlines even a couple of inches above the knee, as this will help your legs look even more elongated.
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