27 December 2009

keira knightley quote

Here is the quote I was looking for:
"I've already been told my legs are stumpy. A designer whose dress I wanted to wear to a film premiere told me that my legs were far too short."

Our ultimate role model, I mean just notice where her butt ends, and she is wearing hight heels.

21 December 2009

christina applegate

Here is a quote from an interview with Christina Applegate.

What's your beauty hang-up?
"I have short legs and it drives me crazy! I've got a really long torso and short legs. I can pull it off with the right jeans, but it's taken time to figure that out. There are people, like Cameron Diaz, who have incredibly long legs and you go, "Wow, how can you ever have a problem if you just wake up with long legs?!" I'd love to wake up to them one day, but it's just not going to happen! "

I browsed a lot of images of Christina, but I do not observe her to be that disproportional. Firstly I could not find any clear candid ones of her, or ones from the rear, a long torso is best observed from the back or side, and most difficult to notice from the front. In the old photo though one can see the long back from her shoulder to the underside of her bottom. Also her ankles are not very slim further making her legs stocky. However she is an attractive woman, and I must say reading her quote is comforting to us short legged ladies.

20 December 2009

kate hudson bikini and rear

Kate Hudson is an attractive female actress, with a leg to torso proportion that is close to equal, but upon closer inspection her torso does appear slightly longer. This is best observed in these bikini photos where you can see that from her shoulder to the beginning of her thighs the distance is quite long. In her favor is her good and shapely bottom which balances out this mild disproportion, and the fact that she is overall a cute girl.

Working on ones buttocks is in fact, one of the best things a girl like us can do, as this brings the buttocks up and thus shortens the back, and consequently lengthens the legs. Whereas as a bottom that is low and saggy really does make ones back appear even longer! I suppose an instant improvement would be to wear an undergarment that lifts the rear.

13 December 2009

vogue forum

There is a great thread on the forum pages of Australian Vogue, on our subject of short legs/long torso. It is from 2006, but still very relevant, and reading the what the lovely females have shared on the subject really does make one feel better, and gives one a sense of not being alone on this matter. One quote by "shopaholic*" is especially appropriate:

"If you're looking for a celebrity "role model" with a long torso/short legs, it's Keira Knightley. I remember she once said in an interview that a designer criticized her short legs while she was trying on a dress so she ended up wearing pants instead. After I read the interview, I had a look at some of her photos, and she does have a long torso/short legs. That made me feel a bit better."

I will try to find that article to get the exact quote form our role model Miss Keira.

10 December 2009

keira knightley and mother

Our favorite long torsoed beauty, is seen here with her mother who has normal proportions as supposed to her daughter. If you look at where their legs begin at the crotch, it's almost at the same level for both mother and daughter, making their legs of equal length. But look how far Keira's shoulders reach, significantly higher than her her mothers.

30 November 2009

Men do not prefer long legs

According to this new study published in the Body Image journal, men prefer women with average length legs as supposed to very long ones. The study showed photographs to men, in which the legs of women had been either shortened or lengthened slight to alter the leg-to-body ratio, but keeping the overall height the same. The results were that men chose the women with the shorter legs. Researchers are unclear as to why this is but one valid idea is how a woman with very long legs and a small torso might find it harder to carry a baby.

25 November 2009

Claire Danes

She is a cutie pie, and was amazing in Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo Di Caprio, and yet she also has a long torso and short legs.

12 October 2009

trinny woodall

Trinny Woodall, bravely admits her long torso/short legs combination, and gives great advice in the book What not to Wear. Recently in her blog, Trinny discussed her body and weight loss in the above beach photo:
"some Paparazzi took a picture of me coming out of the sea with admittedly good abs, the end of my legs covered by water (thank god as it didn't show how short they are)". Regarding her weight loss she credited it to the Pilates she has been doing " I have to say it has turned me from a pear to a column but still with short legs"

11 October 2009

keira knightley bikini

Keira Knightly is a beautiful young actress, who I always envisioned as being very tall, in the close to six foot range. But when I observed her with more attention I realize that she had a very long torso, which gave her this tall appearance, because when looking at her lengthy stomach and back ones eyes naturally imagine lengthy legs to match. However Keira is in fact only 5 feet 7 inches at most, if not less!
She is also very thin and flat chested which do not help in visually shortening her torso. In these bikini images one can best observe her disproportion. Nevertheless, she is attractive and famous, giving us all long torsoed girls a boost of self confidence.