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Dress to Play Up Your Legs
Look for: A short hemline, obviously. Or choose a knee-length dress with a front or side slit. “Ruffles or embellishment at the bottom
of the dress also draws the eye toward the legs,” says Albanese.
Avoid: Midcalf-length dresses, particularly if you have short legs or muscular calves, because this cut accentuates the widest part of the leg. It’s also a good idea to steer clear of styles that are short and exposed up top. “A high neckline or long sleeves are a tasteful, modern foil to bare legs,” says Paul Petzy, a New York City–based stylist.
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