Ankle strap high heels are notorious in shortening your legs. If you´re petite, they´ll make you look shorter than you actually are.
But in summer, there´s no denying that ankle strap high heel sandals are the hottest shoes in the market. Women love them not only because the shoes show off their yummy toe-nail arts, making their feet look really sexy, but that they also provide free ventilation to the feet preventing them from sweating uncomfortably under the weather. Here are six ways to wear the fabulous strappy heels without jeopardizing your leg length.
1. Mini Dress with Nude Ankle Strap Heels
Because a mini dress shows off most of your legs, it can balance the ankle strap of your summer heels. But notice that the nude ankle strap sandals actually did not distract the look of the wearer´s legs, instead she looks leggy. Now imagine if you swap the nude straps with black, the result would be a cropped leg.
If you want to wear ankle strap heels with a dress, you´ll always be safe in nude. But if your strap is colored, then remember to only wear it with an above-the-knee dress.
2. Denim Short with Neon Ankle Strap Sandals
For a laid back weekend or a summer vacation barbecue activity, you can style up a pair of denim shorts with a dark stripe top and a nude handbag. The main statement here is your neon ankle strap heels. Although the neon shoes give a stunning hint of color to your dark casual ensemble, it can look cheesy if you pair it with another neon accessory.
3. Comfy Joggers with Black Ankle Strap Heels
Effortless, casual and comfy, joggers took a while to gain respect and popularity in the fashion world. But you may notice that in the past years they´re always coming back as a hot trend for summer, and they´re no longer worn with sneakers and running shoes! The thing to remember in teaming ankle strap heels with joggers is, their colors should match. Choosing them in different colors will crop your legs.
4. Rose Print Full Skirt with Ankle Strap Heels
I got super excited when I saw the result of this look, I just love it. It´s entirely tonal so it will flatter any woman, even if she has a petite frame.
Full skirts are great to partner with striking high heels because they balance the drama. It´s not only your shoe that takes attention but your skirt too. Because everything in this outfit complements each other, the look gives you a couple of additional inches to your height.
5. Vertical Stripe Jumpsuit with Ankle Strap
Because the vertical lines of the jumpsuit´s legs are already leg-lengthening, a pair of ankle strap heels is unable to cut your legs. This is definitely a comfortable and stylish summer outfit.
See: How to Pair Stripes with Other Prints
6. Colored Skinny Jeans with Fringe Ankle Strap Heels
Skinnies are known to make you look leggy, thus you can safely wear ankle strap heels with them. But in order to make the most of your leggy look in colored skinny jeans, choose a matching high heel. I´d like to wear a simple white tee for this outfit, but you can choose any comfortable spring top that complements your color combo.
See: 7 New Ways to Wear Colored Jeans
What do you think, girls? How do you wear the summer shoe staple—ankle strap high heels—without looking short legged?