Let’s cut to the chase: it’s all about a high-waisted fit. The reasoning? When your shorts or skirt start higher, it automatically makes your legs look longer. Presto, magic, just like that. Isn’t it lovely when a little style tweak makes such a big difference?
Scroll through now to shop the best high-waisted shorts and skirts on the market.
Photo courtesy of: Ashley Jahnke
Unless you’re model thin, leather shorts aren’t usually the most flattering, but this pleated version just might be the exception.
Alexander Wang Pintuck Pleated Leather Shorts ($438)
We love the hand-painted feel of these leopard shorts.
Equipment Lewis Leopard-Print Washed-Silk Shorts ($180)
Pleats, please! And preferably in pink.
RED Valentino Pleated Stretch-Cotton Mini Skirt ($395)
Do you have any other tricks for looking taller? Do tell in the comments below.