Following on my series on Body Proportions – today we’re looking at the dressing challenges of those with a shorter body and longer legs. Not sure of your proportions? Then watch the video here on how to measure them.
If you have a shorter body and longer legs, you may often have slimmer legs and keep more weight on your body, frequently this body proportion has a short waist and it’s easier to put on weight here.
Finding the Balance
The thing to think about is elongating your body, but not at the expense of over shortening your legs. Balance is the ideal.
Dress Your Portrait
Short Waist Tips
Where to End Your Tops and Jackets
To Tuck or Not to Tuck? That is the question!
Ideal Pant Rise
Flattering Slimmer Longer Legs
If you have slim legs, feel free to look for interesting pocket detail on skirts and trousers. Skirts can have pattern, or other detail such as ruffles or braiding at the hem. Shoes can be low or high vamp. You will have an easier time of carrying off a flat shoe than your shorter legged friends.
Want to Understand More About Dressing Your Body?
If you’re not sure of your body shape and proportions and would like my professional opinion, you can get this as part of my 7 Steps to Style program (plus a whole lot more, a personal colour analysis, how to express your personality through your clothing so you feel confident and gorgeous, more on your lifestyle and wardrobe needs as well as understanding how your values interplay with your personal style).
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