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Sartorial Era

First of all, I haven’t braved leather (or pleather) trousers since I was about 25 years old. But when I came across these high waisted paper bag trousers in River Island I immediately imagined all of the different kinds out outfits that I could put together. The beauty of these is that they go with everything. So think long cardigans and blazers right through to bodies and tucked in t-shirts. The bonus is that a high waist also makes your legs look a little longer. Especially when paired with a pair of heels.


Here are my top tips for helping your legs gain a few inches. Not literally obviously.

high waist

These River Island trousers come up over the belly button so you can get away with more of a cropped top than usual. This makes your torso look shorter hence the longer leg. It gives the illusion that your hips are higher up than they really are.

jacket length

Go for a cropped jacket for the same reasons as before. Or do as I did and opt for a long duster. This NA-KD camel coat is perfect for Spring because it’s lightweight.


top to toe colour

By wearing one colour all over it’s difficult to see the breaks that create the shape of your body. So you’re creating a streamlined silhouette and an illusion of a longer, leaner body.

pointy heels

These Kurt Geiger heels with a playful coloured heel are my new obsession. A pointy toe makes your legs appear longer and make the calf muscle tighter from side on. Ditch the ankle straps that can section legs and make them appear shorter.




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