We’ve covered countless ways to make heels more comfortable, but what about the days when you just can’t with your ache-inducing pumps? We recommend not only slipping on a pair of flats, but specifically a pair of flats that expose as much of your foot as possible. Showing a bit of skin visually elongates the leg, making you appear taller—even when you’ve skipped the heels. For colder days when baring the top of your foot isn’t an option, opt for an oxford or bootie that’s cut low around the ankle, as even this small bit of skin will make a difference in lengthening your figure.
Now that you know the right way to look tall in flats, scroll down to shop our favorite skin-exposing shoes.
Stella McCartney Metallic Faux Leather Loafers ($925)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Seditionary Pointy Ballerina Flats ($298)