Show off your legs in fall’s best fashions
What to shop for this season to showcase your best assets?
Short dresses, short skirts and short-shorts. Even if you wish your stems were longer, these styles (with textured tights, the right shoes) will make them look endless.
And no, you're not seeing double. Our models, Aida (left) and Ieva, are twins! Their leg-toning passion? Orienteering, a sport in which you race through rough terrain while finding your way with only a map and compass.
From left: Sweater, $465, and skirt, $430, Moschino Cheap and Chic; 212-243-8600. Tights, Falke, $39; BareNecessities.com. Boots, $995; JimmyChoo.com. Jacket, Pierre Balmain, $1,800; Shopbop.com. Sweater, Pierre Balmain, $450; Neiman Marcus. Skirt, Pierre Balmain, $400; AnastasiaBoutique.com. Tights, $13; AmiClubwear.com. Boots, $168; BananaRepublic.com
Shorts paired with long sleeves give legs sports car–level attention.
From left: Top, $295; ToryBurch.com. Shorts, Paul & Joe Sister, $145; PaulAndJoe.us. Earrings, Premier Gem for Forevermark, price upon request; ForevermarkDiamond.com. Belt, $250; ToryBurch.com. Watch, Omega, $5,500; OmegaWatches.com for stores. Shoes, $695; Dsquared2.com. Top, $1,540, and shorts, $640; Marni.com for stores. Earrings, Premier Gem for Forevermark, price upon request; ForevermarkDiamond.com. Necklace, Radà, $270; Anthropologie.com. Boots, Stuart Weitzman, $660; 212-750-2555
F-type convertible courtesy of Jaguar
Step it up
Knee-high boots that stretch or lace up accentuate toned calves.
From left: Dress, Victoria, Victoria Beckham, $1,285; Net-A-Porter.com. Boots, Stuart Weitzman, $625; 212-750-2555. Dress, Victoria, Victoria Beckham, $995; VictoriaBeckham.com. Boots, Jean-Michel Cazabat, $525; 646-669-8508
Hemlines are high, but the fit isn't tight. Look for a twirly skirt you can perch in. Heels with thin, dainty straps elongate your lower legs.
Top, Nanette Lepore, $498; Saks.com. Skirt, Nanette Lepore, $298; Shopbop.com. Belt, $210; RainaBelts.com for stores. Shoes, Tabitha Simmons, $1,245; Saks Fifth Avenue
Two ways to look taller: dainty pumps or rocker above-the-knee boots. If you're going with boots, choose a skirt that still shows skin.
From left: Top, $76; Topshop.com. Skirt, $2,730; RobertoCavalli.com for stores. Sunglasses, Chilli Beans, $58; Shop.ChilliBeans.com. Boots, Aperlaï Paris, $1,392; Fivestory New York, 212-288-1338. Dress, Jill Stuart, $598; 212-343-2300. Sunglasses, Chilli Beans, $58; Shop.ChilliBeans.com. Belt, $195; RainaBelts.com for stores. Shoes, Diane von Furstenberg, $350; 646-486-4800
A wide skirt equals thin thighs. It's all about the proportion.
Wear your shiniest, brightest piece of clothing on your favorite body part. Clearly your pilates legs need this skirt.
Sweater, $525, and skirt, $315, RedValentino; (714) 540-6000. Shirt, $50; Loft.com. Belt, $138; RainaBelts.com for stores. Bag, Marc Jacobs, $795; Bloomingdale's. Boots, Aperlaï Paris, $1,328; Fivestory New York, 212-288-1338
High and low
Midthigh dress? Slip on the heels. Teeny mini? Flats all the way. That's the long and short of it.
From left: Top, $500, and skirt, $328, Milly; MillyNY.com. Bag, $698; Furla.com. Shoes, $325; ToryBurch.com. Dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $458; Nordstrom.com. Bag, Tory Burch, $595; Saks Fifth Avenue. Shoes, $269; PrettyLoafers.us