The length of your waist is one of your body proportion measurements (you can find out how to measure all your proportions here), and one of the ones many people want to know is if they have a short or long waist, or are one of the lucky balanced waisted ones!
Why do we care about body proportions anyway? Well, proportions tell us where to end tops, skirts, jackets, sleeves, necklaces – the length of your clothes!
If you just want to check quickly I’ve devised this super easy and super quick method of measuring, no tape measure required.
How to Tell if You Have a Balanced, Short or Long Waist
This method really is super easy because all you need is your hands!
Placing your hand at the base of your bust (fitting snugly but not pushing upwards), how many hands distances are between the top of your hand and your waist?
- Less than 2 hands width – Short Waist
- 2 hands width – Balanced Waist
- More than 2 hands width – Long Waist