12 July 2010

bar rafaeli

It's amazing, before I began this blog I thought only Paris Hilton and perhaps Keira Knightley had my proportions, and now that I am on the constant look out for long torso, and with the help of you lovely readers, we are finding similarly proportioned famous gals everywhere. I especially adore finding our proportions in models, because they are regarded as being the pinnacle of beauty and perfection, so here is another top model to add to our growing list. Bar Rafaeli, the on again off again girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio, and Sports Illustrated cover girl of 2009. She certainly does not have the proportions of Leo's previous girl Giselle, who is all legs, but no waist, instead Bar, has a curvaceous long torso. And when you browse through professional photo's of her, they are primarily focused on her feminine torso, furthermore she is beautiful and an object of desire, regardless of her leg length.

6 July 2010

good vs bad clothing

The clothes we chose to wear can hide our faults and greatly enhance our good features, stylist and costume designers have been saying this forever, and it really is true. Here is long torso/short legs Christina Ricci showcasing three great and three poor fashion choices.

-The first black dress elongates her total height making her seem less petite thanks to those yellow and white stripes, and that very important black horizontal stripe under her breasts gives the optical illusion that this is where her legs begin making them appear supermodel length. Her top half is beautiful with nice arms and cleavage.
-The second more casual look, is good because her dark denim jeans are matched by the pointy toed shoes and the dark under shirt, creating a good long line from where the white jacket ends all the way down to the floor. (Although the jeans could have been a little longer to avoid the little stripes of skin.) The jacket itself is cute with its shorter sleeves focusing the attention upward.
-The blue dress has a bit of a high neckline, however the black stripe at the waist (or perhaps above the waist) has the same effect as the stripe in the first yellow and black dress, creating a lovely high waist and masking where the legs actually begin, making them appear quite lengthy. It is also good that the dress is not tight.

-The red dress in the bottom row is too tight, showing us where her butt is, and therefore her long long back, and together with that awfully high neckline it really looks as though her torso is the length of that large expanse of red fabric. If the neckline was lower like in the first "good" dress, and the heels were skin colored then it would be better, (but still too tight).
-The look with the skin tight jeans and the long shirt is clearly quite unflattering, her legs are not long enough to pull of this look. If the shirt was shorter it would be a little better. But it would really be better for her, and us to not wear skinny jeans unless paired with tall boots.
-The last look with the black dress, is similar to the red dress, but with an even higher neckline. It's a turtle neck, the biggest taboo for us Lady Short Legs! Once again, the entire dress looks like one long torso.

In conclusion ladies,  as one of our readers said "almost anyone can look bad with the right clothes", we really can mask our flaws and insecurities, all we need is to be aware of them and consequently make the right fashion choices.