A long waist means that your upper body is longer than your lower half. You have a longer body and shorter legs. When dressing you are aiming to create an illusion of a shorter upper body. Let’s look at ways to dress to achieve a balanced look.
Tuck your tops in and wear medium to high waisted skirts or pants.
Wear a medium to wide belt as this will define your waist. If you wear a skinny belt your upper body will look even longer.
- Jackets / cardigans need to end no longer than your high hip. This length will make your legs appear longer.
- Wearing colour, patterns and accessories on your upper body will draw the eye upwards.
- Wearing shoes that tone with your skin, pants or tights will also lengthen your legs and create balance.
- Pushing your long sleeve top up your arm will create the appearance of lengthening the lower body.
Have fun and experiment with these tips to create a look you want.