Some ladies feel capris make them look frumpy, and they can if you make the wrong choice. At the Boutique we often hear: “I’m too short to wear capris.” Yes, it can be tricky, but we’re going to help you out with some style tips! The reality is that capris can look great on anyone tall or short! It’s a matter of finding the right proportions for you.
LENGTH: Avoid capris that end at mid-calf as this is the widest part of your lower leg. Do wear them just below that – between your calf and ankle is the ideal hem length. You want the eye to flow down to the narrowest part of the leg for the most flattering look.
WIDTH: To create a longer, sleeker look, wear a tapered or straight leg capri. Baggier, wide-leg capris are suited for those who are a bit heavier in the thigh.
WAIST: It may be counter-intuitive, but if you have shorter legs, try a higher waist. This draws the eye up and helps the leg appear longer. If you have a short torso, wear a mid-rise capri to achieve balance.
SHOES: Short legs look best with a bit of a heel. This elongates your exposed calf. For everyone, nude shoes help your legs appear longer as they blend in with your skin tone. The second-best shoe choice is the same colour as your capri.
Capris are a comfortable and versatile pant option. We now see people wearing them to casual weddings, paired with a fancy top. Remember, we look best when we style according to our body’s proportions.