There’s no one “right” way to dress stylishly. To look your best, you need to dress while keeping your figure in mind.
For instance, maybe you have long legs and a short torso. The ideal outfit for your body shape won’t always be the same as the ideal outfit for someone else.
That’s why it helps to keep certain essential style tips in mind when your torso is short but your legs are long. Remember these points when putting together outfits, and you’ll be sure to make the right impression on everyone you meet.
If you have a shorter torso, you can still create the illusion of length. Wearing a dress that falls somewhat below the natural waistline is an effective way to do so. It will simply make your torso appear longer than it actually is.
To add to the effect, consider a wrap dress that falls right above the knees. This emphasizes the length of your legs.
A dress isn’t the only item you can use to create the illusion of length. Your accessories will also help. You simply need to choose the right ones. If you’re unsure about which pieces to choose, or if you need new ones, an accessory subscription can provide you with everything you need to highlight your figure.
Women with short torsos and long legs should focus on longer items that are worn vertically. For instance, a long pendant necklace can have a similar effect as a short-waisted dress. The goal is to wear something that draws the eye down. This will also help to draw more attention to your long legs.
V-necks are also very helpful when you’re trying to draw the eye down. Keep this in mind when you are dressing for more casual occasions. After all, you can’t always justify wearing a dress or fancy necklace. Sometimes you just want to throw something on that will make you look your best without requiring much effort.
On days when you plan on wearing a skirt, choose one that sits a little lower on your hips than most. This helps direct more attention to your legs. To complete the lengthening effect, pair the skirt with an untucked top.
Low-rise jeans are back in style, which is good news for women with long legs and short torsos. Like a low-waisted skirt, they sit slightly below the natural waistline, making your torso appear longer while also emphasizing your legs.
Wide belts and waistbands should be avoided if you have a short torso, as they will make it look even shorter. If you’re going to wear a belt or waistband, make sure it’s thin, and try to match it with the other colors of your outfit for a camouflaging effect. Again, a summer subscription box could be a useful way to find stylish thin belts to complete your look.
Don’t worry if dressing for your body type doesn’t come easily to you at first. The more you apply these tips, the easier it will be to intuitively put together ideal outfits. These points will simply help you get started.