By Ellen Hoffman
Updated Nov 03, 2012 @ 2:00 pm
12 ways to look thinner
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It’s no secret that we love the way heels make our legs look, but did you know that not all shoes are created equal? Legs look slim and sexy in skirts paired with shoes that have a tapered toe and at least a two-inch stiletto—like Blake Lively's pointy pumps (left). A slender tip and thin heel work to accentuate the narrowing of your legs below the calf. Square-toe styles with a thick, chunky heel give the appearance of a shorter, bulkier leg. See all of our quick fixes for a thinner you in the gallery now!