loading
Loading ..
3711

BODY PROPORTION: vertical body line.

  Just as the body silhouette gives you the vertical shape of your body, the proportions give you the horizontal shape. Our eyes are directly inclined for balanced proportions, its...

 

Just as the body silhouette gives you the vertical shape of your body, the proportions give you the horizontal shape. Our eyes are directly inclined for balanced proportions, its in your brain and everyday life. If you buy some flowers, you look for the ones that are symmetrical in shape, colour and smell good. In architecture, a strong, symmetrical and well-proportioned building catches you eye for its beauty and your confidence for its safety features. And what about art? Lovely paintings, sculptures, photography… we can stare to beautiful creations for hours, or prefer one or the other artist or techniques, or like better one or other type of flowers. And the amazing thing, is that they are all different but beautiful!

As you probably have heard before, Leonardo Da Vinci around 1480AC made the famous drawing known as the Canon of proportions, based on the descriptions of perfect human proportions from the roman architect Vitruvius. It states that the ideal body is 8 heads height in man, and later was said is 7.5 for women. Artists recommend the application of this rule for drawing and painting human bodies, and most of the clothes are designed under this rule as well. This is why some clothing that fit your friends don’t fit you and/or vice versa, even if you are similar in height or weight.

 

These dimensions will let you know whether you are long waisted, long legged, short waisted, short legged or balanced, and will be the basis for you to create balance between the top and bottom half of your body. The idea is not have halves, but thirds, to create balance, for example:

 

If you are wearing a long top or jacket the best is to wear a short skirt or narrow trousers, & vice versa, if you wear a short top, jacket or high waist belt, a longer/fuller skirt or trousers work better. This is how the 1/3 – 2/3 rule works.

Have a look at these sketches and see how the long legged woman seems taller than the others, even if they are exactly the same height.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long legs/ Short torso

Having long legs should be one of your assets, as they will make you look taller and if styled properly, slimmer. Most of the times, long legged women have a short waist. Avoid wearing waist-bands, bring the attention to your face and your long legs.

It might be tricky to find skirts or trousers for the long legged, but maxi skirts, capri pants, patterned trousers and tops over the hem line of your bottoms work perfect. As well, those long strands of pearls and beads would look great.

Short Legs/Long torso

Unlike the long legged, you need to bring the attention to your torso and minimize the short of your legs. Avoid any horizontal lines to your bottom half as knee-high boots, cuffs on your trousers, etc. But the good news is that having a long torso or waist means you have a smaller waist. Accentuate it to bring the attention to your upper half with crossover dresses and tops, and belts.

 

Remember, the most important of this idea, is to create a balance between your upper and lower body, and for this, there is a golden rule even more important to create that balance: separate the body into 1/3 – 2/3 thirds without shortening your figure or adding side volume; remember this rule creates a more pleasant look than diving your body in halves, giving it harmony and movement. 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------©gosscloset.com

Share

twitter googleplus pinterestpinterest internalshare
7
  • Anonymous
    7 days ago

    What would be your next topic next week on your blog.*,*’* ear plugs

  • Anonymous
    9 days ago

    I truly like you're composing style, awesome data, thankyou for posting. <a href="http://vpassociates.com/our-services-tax-advisor-accountant-services/hmrc-investigation-audit-enquiry/">Tax Investigation Specialists</a>

  • Anonymous
    10 days ago

    Very good written article. It will be supportive to anyone who utilizes it, including me. Keep doing what you are doing – can’r wait to read more posts. binance

  • Anonymous
    11 days ago

    breakfast foods should always be high in protein and also in carbohydrates, we need food energy during the early morning,. 릴게임다운로드

  • Anonymous
    12 days ago

    While the film may be intriguing on the surface, the final verdict is that the film is lacking the depth of the films it may remind you of but may still be worth a look if you’re a fan of R-rated action comedies. binance

  • Anonymous
    12 days ago

    Yes i am completely concurred with this article and i simply need say this article is exceptionally pleasant and extremely useful article.I will make a point to be perusing your blog more. You made a decent point yet I can't resist the urge to ponder, shouldn't something be said about the other side? !!!!!!THANKS!!!!!! Tax Investigation Self Assessment

  • Anonymous
    13 days ago

    This was a good read. Thanks for the post. binance

  • Anonymous
    13 days ago

    It is basic that we read blog entry deliberately. I am as of now done it and find this post is truly stunning. WithDefinition

  • Anonymous
    14 days ago

    Fashion Courses Online… [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]… 우리 카지노

  • Anonymous
    15 days ago

    You made certain nice points there. I did a search on the matter and found most people will go along with with your blog. 야마토 게임

  • Anonymous
    19 days ago

    I gotta most loved this site it appears to be exceptionally useful . Tax Investigation Advisors

  • Anonymous
    25 days ago

    An impressive share, I simply with all this onto a colleague who had previously been conducting a little analysis for this. And he the truth is bought me breakfast since I discovered it for him.. smile. So i want to reword that: Thnx for that treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending some time to debate this, I am strongly about this and enjoy reading much more about this topic. When possible, as you grow expertise, would you mind updating your site with an increase of details? It is actually extremely helpful for me. Big thumb up for this article! 안전공원

  • Anonymous
    25 days ago

    Greetings! I’ve been reading your website for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the good job! 프로미먹튀

  • Anonymous
    May 26, 2019

    1m003

  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2019

    Jason Bateman’s character Nick, who works for a cruel tyrant of a boss played by Kevin Spacey. 프로미먹튀

Load More
bottom

Melbourne,
Victoria, Australia

 
Ok Cancel