You might have a short torso & longer legs if:
- Your tops tend to run long.
- Blouses with a defined midsection, such as those with a cinched waist or peplum, hit you at an awkward place.
- Mid-rise jeans or pencil skirts tend to fit more like a high-rise.
How to style your short torso and long legs:
Figure Flattering Dresses
Dresses that hit below the natural waistline, such as those with a drop waist, will create length through your midsection. Shorter dresses will draw the focus to your legs and further lengthen your lower half. A faux wrap dress in an A-line shape is a great fitted option to give you a defined shape without drawing all the attention to your waist.
Exposed necklines such as a V-neck or scoop neck will elongate your short torso. A great way to camouflage a short torso is to wear your shirts untucked, allowing the top to drape past the waistband. Make sure to select pieces that are medium to long in length to keep your torso looking long.
Low-rise pants are the best way to create proportion for your figure and flatter your long legs. To elongate your short torso, light wash and colored denim will bring the eye downward to emphasize your gams.
Try Out Trend Denim
Since you have long legs to showcase, don’t hesitate to try your hand at new denim trends. This season, try a pair of crop kicks or ultra-wide-leg trousers to emphasize your leg line. Plus, the more voluminous hems will bring the attention away from your shorter torso.
More Tips for Dressing a Short Torso & Long Legs
Color and patterns can be used to trick the eye and draw attention away from your shorter torso. When it comes to accessories, longer necklaces, earrings and scarves will lengthen your torso and create balance. Select skinny over wide belts, as wide belts will visually interrupt the long line that you’re creating with your longer tops.
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