What is the Best Dress Length?
Body shape and clothes: with autumn being just around the corner, it’s only natural that we want to make sure our wardrobe is up to the ever-changing challenge of the season:to have the perfect dress for our body shape to show our gorgeous legs.
Body Shape and Clothes – What is the Best Dress Length?
Body shape and clothes: With summer being just around the corner, it’s only natural that we want to make sure our wardrobe is up to the ever-changing challenge of the season: to have the perfect dress for our body shape to show off our gorgeous gams.
Now there’s a new theory in town. A mathematician discovered that there is such a thing as finding the golden ratio in the length of a dress. Yes, the golden ratio! In other words we can now start playing Leonardo da Vinci and create the length of a dress just as Leo created the Mona Lisa! Let me explain. The golden ratio is a number that possesses quite an impressive amount of mathematical properties.
Where to get the measurements for your dress? Just measure your body from shoulders to toes and divide the result through the magic number 1,618. You now have what is called the Divine Proportion for the masterpiece you want to create: the perfect dress length for our body so that we can showcase our legs and figure in the most flattering way!
Now that’s all fine and dandy, but of course the dress length alone is not enough. It's important to combine both the cut and the length of a dress to let our body steal the show.
So, here are a few guidelines on how to shop for the perfect dress ... with the perfect length.
#1 Body Shape and Clothes: Curves
Well, a woman with curves can never go wrong with a sheath dress. If you're tall, you’ll wear a midi length. Below the knee dresses, in general, are perfect to showcase your feminine figure without putting the focus on your legs and are great for the office. You can even be a daredevil and define your waist by sporting a color block dress. High or mid heel pumps are always the best option for the curvy girl.
If you are rather petite, then the dress hemline should be over the knee.
#2 Body Shape and Clothes: Long Torso, Short Legs
Your body was made for the perfect A-line dress. For the office, why not try wearing a midi dress with boots, as opposed to pumps?
On your off duty days, a fun mini A-line in a pastel hue, for example, makes for quite an effortless look. Perfect for this dress: loafers or mid-heel pumps.
#3 Body Shape and Clothes: A Little Tummy
A strapless dress with ruffle details is quite flattering for your body shape. A mini dress creates a flirtatious vibe and teams well with ballet flats or cool sandals. If you do not have the legs for it, choose this length to allow for your figure not to look too bulky.
#4 Body Shape and Clothes: Boyish Frame
Defining the waist is everything with this body. You could wear a mini dress with a belt, since you definitely have the legs for it and play with eccentric sleeves to add a little bulk to your silhouette.
Or you can take a different direction and go with a chic midi A-line with a V-neckline. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn by teaming it with a pair of stylish ballet flats.
#5 Body Shape and Clothes: Short Torso, Long Legs
Ever wanted to try an elegant tea dress? Well go for it, you’ll steal the show! This dress is very becoming for your body shape and will take the focus away from your upper body and put it on your waist and hips. Below the knee or even a mid-ankle length will be perfect for you.
If the mini dress is the route you want to take, then try a fun wrap dress with ruffled details that will make your upper body look a little bulkier. Finish the look with chic ankle straps.
#6 Body Shape and Clothes: Petite
Try a fun, body-hugging denim mini dress on your off-duty days and simply team with cute sandals or ballet flats.
For the office, pair a gorgeous patterned A-line mini dress with a pussy bow and chic ballerinas.