How to Disguise Big Hands and Feet

bighandsfeetSize has a lot to do with perceived femininity. In my last blog post, I talked about how to look shorter. Now let’s move on to big hands and feet!

Even short TG women tend to have bigger hands and feet than genetic women. This sends masculine signals, so here are 5 tips for downplaying large hands and feet:

1. Wear heels

Heels make long feet look shorter because they bend the foot into a vertical position. Obviously you shouldn’t go overboard if you are tall, but even a 1” heel will make your feet look smaller and more feminine.

2. Groom your fingernails

Groomed fingernails make your hands look more feminine, which helps blend them into your overall image. Choose nail shades that blend into your skin tone, rather than attention-grabbing reds and pinks. The ideal fingernail length is 1/4” past your fingertips. Nails that are too short or too long make your fingers look stubby.

3. Avoid strappy sandals

Strappy sandals are sexy, but the more of your foot your expose, the bigger it looks. You should also avoid T-straps since the center strap creates a vertical line that makes your feet look longer. If you want to show skin, choose peep toes or sling backs instead.

4. Choose the right jewelry proportions

Avoid flashy rings and bracelets if you have big hands, but that doesn’t mean you should go for dainty jewelry styles. You need big bold jewelry to match your proportions. If you want to wear bracelets or rings, choose one or two wide but simple styles in a solid color.

5. Go for rounded toes

Remember those pointy toe shoes that looked like they could be used as a weapon to kill somebody? Thank God they are out of style now because they are a TG girl’s worst nightmare! Pointy toes add unwanted length to your feet. Square toes are also a no-no since they make the feet look wider. Instead, go for classic shoe styles with rounded toes.

Ok, ladies – what do you think? Do you have any suggestions to add to this list? Leave me your comments below!


P.S. Alice Kim and I show you how to correct every TG body flaw in The Ultimate En Femme Fashion Guide. Clothes and accessories are your BEST tool for creating a passable feminine image! Click here to learn more.

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  1. instead of wearing pumps heels or other fancy dressware. You can always look more modern. I choose to wear skinnyjeans with UGGs or boot cut low riders with running shoes. If you have big feet you can find white or light colored shoes in mens department and replace laces with more feminine colors (eg: pink, sky blue or purple)

  2. Some of what Lucille says is true about heels.
    I need women size 13/46 for my big feet on 2.5″ heels.
    My feet don’t look like great plates sticking out from my slacks.

  3. Love my pumps, nude Hosiery, long flowing dresses, Learning to love my body ,and enjoying accentuating my assets, hiding my flaws.

  4. I don’t know about this yet. I wear a size 11 women’s shoe. I have these cute Bare Traps fuzzy top shoes. The problem is, I shattered my left heel about 2 years ago and my left foot is a little bit longer than my right foot. I just recently was able to start wearing my high heels again. But my left foot and ankle are noticeably larger than my right foot.

    • I know the feeling Julie, I’ve got 1 leg shorter than the other from
      a R/accident. Plus 2 bung knees, so fun & games learning to walk in heels.

    • Should I be offended right now!? I have size 11-12 shoes! I wear some of the most prettiest rounded toe high heels! I am going to be an Olympic lever Ice Skater and my big feet can support my height of 6 ft! I’m pleased with my big feet thank you very much!

  5. To help my hands appear more feminine, my fingernails on my fore finger are slightly longer than the others. This helps with the illusion that I am a female in that my fore finger is longer than my ring finger.

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