Is the length of your legs your problem?

Maybe you are sometimes disappointed when you get a promising purchase home, only to find that it doesn’t look as good on you as you thought it would (Hopefully not because you have been tricked by a flattering distorting mirror in the fitting room, which happened to me)

There are ways to identify the strengths & weaknesses of your figure.

Leg length

Work out your body to leg ratioWearing just your undies stand well back from a full length mirror and look carefully at the proportion of your body.

Using the length of your head as a guide (top of head to chin) you can assess whether your proportions are ‘classic’ or vary in some way (as most of us do!). You can use the old artists’ technique of holding a pencil at arms length, close one eye, focus on the pencil and indicate with your thumb the size of your head.

Now in order to be considered ‘perfectly’ proportioned there should be four of that measurement between your feet and and your hips – any less than that you should take into consideration when choosing clothes – any more than that, your are very lucky, you don’t need any help!

We will look at ways to combat the curse of short legs in upcoming posts – there are many simple ways to visually lengthen your legs….

Determine your proportion of body length to leg length with this technique

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