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Cool bit about the leg make-up in that clip...
As Cheryl Cole is one of us, I'm interested to see her wardrobe choices. It seems she's been showing off her legs a lot recently, but I think it accentuates her shorter leg length...it could be that the shiny tights are very unflattering too.. http://showbiz.sky.com/dannii-cheryl-style-offWhat do you all think?
But are you not allowed to show off your legs, just because they are a bit proportionally short? Yes, Cheryl Cole does have quite short legs compared to her body, but she still has very nicely shaped legs. Why shouldn't she show them off? Plus, she always wears heels to elongate them.
However, having flicked through all the pics there, I do think she should stick to the short tight dresses, and skip the longer A-shaped ones. I think she looks great in the second pic with the short, tight, gold dress.
Looking through the pictures, I think you should always make sure the dress/skirt doesn't go past the knee, i.e. stop just above the knee or sky high if you can pull it off. I say no to the shiny tights too. It makes the legs look wider somehow.
Hey another model that has shorter legs and a longer torso is Rosie Huntington-Whitely. Also you should consider Miranda Kerr as well although she is more proportionate than Rosie. Carrie underwood is another celebrity with shorter legs.
I forgot to add that Megan Fox has short legs/long torso:http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com/category/megan-fox/page/2http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com/megan-fox/megan-fox-bikini.html#more-25414and Demi Lovato:http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com/body-type-clothes/demi-lovato-bandage-dress.htmlMaybe Rosie doesn't have short legs but she definitely doesn't have long ones:http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com/miranda-kerr/victorias-secret-hotties-what-sexy-bombshell-edition.html#more-24639
Sorry, here is a pic of Rosie:http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.realbollywood.com/news/up_images/11128246.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.realbollywood.com/news/2010/07/rosie-huntingtonwhiteleys-boob-show-transformers-3-set.html&usg=___vCUk64I-JaG0EUgGsV6Z990cC8=&h=787&w=525&sz=33&hl=en&start=0&sig2=rnEkWt_fxiJ5P7aHHdGxoA&zoom=1&tbnid=9M5NIDXBJT2oEM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=83&ei=WJXgTPijIMX7lwfTqNjJAw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drosie%2Bhuntington-whiteley%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1G1TSND_ENUS406%26biw%3D948%26bih%3D463%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=383&oei=EJXgTKCQJIGKlwfR8f3-DA&esq=8&page=1&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0&tx=36&ty=96long torso, short legs. That is 2 VS models!!! Plus Bar Rafaeli is an SI model. Seeing all these models with shorter legs makes me feel better.And we all know Britney Spears has short legs.
Thanks for all the tips ladies, however I do not think Rosie Huntington Whiteley has short legs, I feel she is normal in her proportions, yes you are right that in that bathing suite photo her torso does appear quite long, but think overall she is fine. Here are some photos of her wearing flats, and she looks good.http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com/rosie-huntington-whiteley/rosie-huntington-whiteley-makeup-less.html
Oh Demi has such a tiny and lovely waistline, I will check her out some more.Also Megan, yes I think you are right.
Hmm, somebody above was very busy, copying and pasting.
Procrastination at its best :).
"Hmm, somebody above was very busy, copying and pasting."Lol, yes a copy and paste far longer than most of our legs...;)
Here is a crunch question though. What would people rather be?Very short like Kylie, but with proportionally long legsorTall like Keira, but with relatively very short legs?
Regarding Cheryl it can be seen on X Factor (in the UK), where she sits next to Dannii Minogue, that she is about 2" taller sitting down, whereas the actual height difference between them is only reported to be 1" (Cheryl 5'3", Dannii 5'2"). Dannii, doesn't strike me as having long legs in relative to her overall height (not like Kylie), but rather just avergaely proportioned, so it would seem that Cheryl is indeed rather short-legged and long-torsoed.
And even if the difference is only 1" sitting (which it is at least, I think it's more), all the extra height is accounted for by her body.
Your crunch question should be a poll question.
Cheryl Cole may/may not have short legs, but to me she doesn't look like she has a long torso. To me, she's got a compact body type, rather like a gymnast or Selma Hayek, Pink, or Hayden Panetierre. Although some of those ladies look a bit shorter than Cheryl.Kiera has a long torso, like Gwyneth Paltrow, Claire Danes etc. because when I see them there's a significant, almost extra distance between the bottom of the rib cage and the top of the hip bone. Their torso looks very long and willowy.
Yes, I agree with the poster above. Cheryl does not have a long torso, just shorter legs. Looking at some bikini pictures of her, it is clear. On the other hand, Megan Fox, Kiera, AnnaLynne and Paris all have a extended lower torso, making them look long, but their legs are somewhat shorter. I wonder if that makes them all athletic pear shapes?
I always thought a a pear shape is like Demi Lovato, or Rachel Bilson. They have bigger thighs and butts so that the top half is smaller than the bottom half. Or the two don't balance it out like the bottom belongs on a bigger girl. Megan Fox, Kiera, AnnaLynne, and Paris are definitely not that shape. They are curvy in the torso, but the top and bottom match up. And they all have skinny thighs and legs.
Well, you can have slight pear shapes, where lesser body fat percentages tend to minimize body shape. I am also a very slim pear shape, with a body type similar to AnneLynne's. It is not always apparent I am a pear, but weight gain usuall goes to hips and thighs, breasts, and never mid section. Here is Keira with more weight onhttp://www.aolcdn.com/aolr/kiera-bikini-400a327.jpg
I see what you mean about Keira. Thanks. She's so slim overall that it's hardly noticeable. But, I don't agree with AnneLynne at all, or Megan Fox. Especially since women have a tendency to have bigger bums and thighs naturally. But it does it equate into all women everyone having a pear shape? It's interesting. How the horizontal body type (apple, pear, diamond) can affect your vertical body type (short legs, long legs, etc.), no?
Absolutely, The question of body types I find fascinating. It seems they're might be a correlation between lower-body/torso length and body type.From what I gather (from Skinny Curvy and Trinny and Suzannah) apples (Angelina, Nadine Coyle) tend to have short-torsos and long (skinny) legs as do hourglasses. Vases (Halle Berry) and pears (Olivia Wilde) on the other hand have longer torsos and tend to gain weight in the thigh area.Anyway, weight (fat and muscle) really doesn't settle in the same areas for these different body types. Some women do have skinny legs no matter what (one of my best friends). I rather like having a nice slim waist and abs though, so I can't be jealous of her long legs.
I wonder if pears really have longer torsos, or does the weight distribution just make it seem that way. Are you talking about Angelina Jolie? I always thought she seemed a tad short waisted, with long legs and arms.
I think though you're probably right though about the correlation between horizontal body shape and the leg length and torso proportions.
Oh,absolutely Angelina is a typical apple, with long skinny legs, a larger bust and a short torso. Along with Nadine Coyle and Whitney Port.