Cankles

Photo: Sergio Kurhajec

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Can You Get Rid of it For Good?
Diet and exercise can't do much to change what is largely a genetic issue. And while liposuction is possible, it can be a dicey proposition: "If the area between the ankle and calf is dominated by muscle and bone as opposed to fat, then surgery is not an option," says Kolker.

The Fix

Shoes
Darker colors and neutrals are more flattering than brights. As for heels, the slimmer, the better, says Glassman

From top:

Match Your Skin Tone
Fergalicious by Fergie, $50; dsw.com

Vertical Stripes
$230; charlesdavid.com. Eric Daman for DKNY tights, $20, Bloomingdale's; 800-555-7467

T-Strap
Stuart Weitzman, $375; 212-750-2555. Donna Karan tights, $25, Nordstrom; 800-695-8000

Angled Bootie
$90; aldoshoes.com. Tights, $20; americanapparel.net

Boots
It's the cankle-sufferer's lament: finding boots that fit. These have elastic panels that stretch over problem ares, minimizing tugging.

High-Heeled
Me Too, $99; nordstrom.com

Low-Heeled
$575; aquatalia.com

"You want to have a clean, uninterrupted line between shoe and foot." —Adam

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