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The Problem: Cankles
Thickness in the lower-leg region, with little or no distinction between calf and ankle (a.k.a. tree trunks, peasant legs, piano legs).

The Solution
T-strap shoes, nude heels with pointy toes, and booties that are low cut on the top of the foot all visually lengthen the leg. "Pairing opaque tights with the same color shoes also has that effect," says Glassman. If you're wearing open-toe shoes, choose a nail polish that matches your skin tone.

Ankle straps, chunky heels, or any shoe that cuts off at the ankle.

Dress, Donna Morgan. Belt, Forever 21. Bracelets, Jewels By Dunn and Lulu Frost. Shoes, Jimmy Choo.