As Marilyn Monroe said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
While people may think of glamorous high heels, I am thinking about flats.
Ever since I enter my mid-20s, I realize I value comfort a lot and flat shoes and jeans are definitely my ultimate footwear.
While people may think flat shoes are not as flattering as the heels in jeans, it’s not true!
With some styling tips and tricks, you can definitely look chic and put together with flat shoes and jeans as well!
So here are the 8 tips on how to wear flat shoes with jeans to look taller and slimmer, enjoy!
1. WEAR POINTED FLATS TO ELONGATE YOUR LEGS
With any kind of jeans, I will always pair them with pointed flats instead of round-toe flats.
Not only do round-toe flats look a bit juvenile to me, but it also makes my legs appear shorter and thicker.
On the opposite, pointed flats have a natural V shape and that helps us elongate our legs visually.
When it comes to the straps of the flat, I usually avoid them, especially if’s a thick strap.
Those straps will cut out our ankle and chunk our leg into two pieces visually, which makes our upper body looks chubbier.
2. WEAR NUDE FLATS FOR LONGER LEGS
If you want to level up your game, wearing nude color flats is even more flattering.
By matching the skin color of your leg, it makes your legs look more slender naturally.
If the nude color is not your thing, light saturation like beige can create a similar effect as well!
I adore nude flats so much, that despite creating a longer appearance for my legs, nude color can help to draw attention to my top or jeans!
So if I wear printed jeans, I will usually wear nude flats to make my jeans look more pop out!
3. STYLE FLATS WITH WHITE JEANS FOR A CLASSY STYLE
Compare to the common blue jeans, white jeans naturally look more dressed up and polished.
While many ladies always ask how to dress down in white jeans, the easiest way is to wear a pair of flats to balance the formalness out!
I love wearing creamy jeans and I realize every time when I wear high heels with them, people always asked me where am I going tonight.
It’s unavoidable that white jeans with high heels can look a bit too dressed up for a weekend family gathering.
If you want to look more casual in your jeans, simple pointed flats or loafers can easily achieve a lowkey classy look!
4. OPT FOR HIGH WAISTED ANKLE LENGTH JEANS WHEN YOU WEAR FLATS
Without heels to give us a few more inches, we should always pay attention to the jeans cutting as it matters a lot.
Despite the common high-waisted jeans rule to make our legs look longer in proportion, always opt for the jeans that show our ankles (except flared jeans).
By showing the thinnest part of the legs, it again makes our legs look slimmer and this allows us to carry our flats in a more confident way!
5. WEAR FLARED JEANS WITH SNAKERS & HIGH PLATFORM FLATS
Flared jeans are petite girls’ and flat lovers’ best friend as it is impossible to look bad in flared jeans!
Opposite the skinny jeans and boyfriend jeans, flared jeans normally land below the ankles.
However, with its slight bell shape design, it can effortlessly hide your calves and make your leg looks way longer.
I can basically wear whatever I want under the flared jeans as I know I can still look chic and taller with any kind of flats!
If you want a more casual vibe, this is your golden chance to wear sneakers! To add a few inches, you will be obsessed with platform flats!
Please be mentally ready when people ask how tall are you as you can look like a supermodel with flared jeans and platform flats!
6. PAIR COMBAT BOOTS WITH BLACK JEANS
While you can wear pointed flats and sneakers in black skinny jeans, let’s not forget it’s good timing to wear combat boots!
If you want to wear your combat boots lowkey, tone-on-tone is always the fashionable and easy outfit choice.
Tuck your distressed black jeans in your combat boots with a white V neck tee and a black biker jacket, this look is always timeless and classic!
7. AVOID HEAVILY DISTRESSED JEANS WHEN WEARING FLATS
This is a subtle tip but I can always tell the difference.
With heavily distressed jeans, those patches will create the horizontal lining of our legs and thus create an exaggerating effect.
Without the heels to make our legs appear taller, I always avoid heavily distressed jeans.
If you really want to wear distressed jeans, always look for the tatter patches located on the upper legs instead of the lower legs so that the legs can appear to be less chubby.
8. WEAR SKINNY JEANS WITH FLATS TO BALANCE THE LOWER BODY
This tip is only applicable to girls with thick thighs and calves.
It’s true that wearing heels can make your leg looks longer.
But if you wear skinny jeans and a pair of high heels, you will realize your lower body looks like an inverted triangle.
Why? Because your whole legs are being squeezed by your skinny jeans and your delicate heels now look like the tip of the inverted triangle.
To balance things out, instead of wearing nude high heels, pointed flats and sneakers can add some volume to your feet and make your figure look more balanced.
This tip really goes opposite of the “the higher the heels, the better you look” general rule of thumb.
Sometimes, we have to take a step back to wear what kinds of shoes flatter our bodies most!
So ladies, here are the 8 ways on how to wear flat shoes with jeans to look taller and slimmer!
- Wear pointed flats instead of round flats to elongate your legs visually
- Wear nude flats for slimmer, longer legs
- Style flats with white/creamy jeans for a classy look
- Always opt for high waisted ankle length jeans when you wear flats
- Wear flared jeans with sneakers, platform flats, or any kinds of flats
- Pair combat boots with black jeans
- Avoid heavily distressed jeans when wearing flats
- Wear skinny jeans with flats to balance the lower body
I hope you get some new tips to style your flats and jeans now!
As a petite girl, I always thought I have to wear heels with my skinny jeans otherwise I will look frumpy.
But actually, flats can look flattering on us with some clever tips and tricks! As fashion designer Vera WANG said, “A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes.”
This is so true and ladies, time to wear your flats and walk confidently in your jeans!
By the way, if you are interested in jean styling, here are some articles that you may find helpful!
See you there!