3 April 2011

Catherine Middleton

An observant reader wrote in letting us know of Kate Middleton's proportions:

After the engagement was announced I found myself looking through some candid's of her and noticed that her proportions are not as "leggy" or "willowy" as reported in the press. 

Because she is so tall (5' 8" - 5' 10''), the appearance of length in her legs is naturally assumed, however in most pictures she only looks proportional when wearing high heels, and when in flats she does not look very tall...  I don't think her disproportion is as extreme as Jessica Simpson or Rachel Bilson or Katie Holmes, but she does have a very long torso compared to her legs.  She also seems to be aware of it and hides it very well in loose wrap dresses with high waist ties, she seldom goes out in flats and most of her tops are fitted quite high on her waist.

She is one to watch, because she really does mask her proportions well.  

Oh I love it, our own lady short legs royalty!


  1. In this picture, her torso doesn't look long at all:

    Her hips are pretty low...but her torso doesn't seem out of proportion.

  2. I see it (her disproportion) mostly in that last picture, the one from the back. In the top picture she seems relatively proportionate. She's a very pretty girl, either way.

  3. She's not a Princess quite yet...

  4. I don't think it's a disproportion at all. She has a body similar to mine, only she is much taller. I also used to think that it is a disproportion, but than looked around and realised that at least 30% of other women (and most probably even more) have the same. There is another problem - low heaps (low seated ass), some sort of "skittle" type of body. I also have it. But it is something that is not hard to correct with high heels and appropriate clothing, and that is why it is easy for her.

  5. What on earth is a "'skittle' type of body"?

  6. Because a lot of other women are disproportionate means that the disproportion is not unusual--but they're still disproportionate. Proportion is in reference to how the parts of the body are sized in relation to one another. Even if it's very common, disproportion is still disproportion.

  7. To the 5'th comment. Skittle body type, see http://sandygoldberg.wordpress.com/2009/03/14/discover-your-body-shape/ .

  8. "Proportion is in reference to how the parts of the body are sized in relation to one another."
    But who defines what is normal and what it not? People themselves! Of course there are real disproportions caused by illnesses or traumas. However, a common body type is not a disproportion, it looks just how it should and how it was created.

  9. Actually, the concept of 'ideal' proportions have a base in mathematics, what is even (and therefore perceived as more attractive) as opposed to something that uneven. It's a well-known fact that the face can be broken down into pieces, and that certain ratios of pieces against other pieces are perceived by the general public as more or less appealing... it all boils down to math.

  10. Please take a closer looks to Pippa's photos in flats, she has an obvious disproportion of long torso and short legs

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