Vertical Body Type

Long Waisted or Short Waisted


What does it mean be Short or Long Waisted?

Another element in understanding your vertical body type is if you don't know whether you are long waisted or short waisted. A great clue if you have it wrong is that you find you have trouble finding jeans or trousers that fit correctly.  They may not feel comfortable and you are constantly pulling at your waistband. You could also find yourself pulling at your shirt or jacket hems.

How to measure your Waist Proportions

  1. Hip to Bust - Measure from your hip line to the tip of your bust

  2. Bust to Head - Measure from the tip of your bust to the top of your head

Write these measurements down


Now look at the possibilities and match your Waist Type






SHORT WAISTED


Your Hip to Bust measurement is less than your Bust to Head 


Short Waisted


Your goal is to create the illusion of a longer torso

Learn What to Wear if Your Short Waisted







LONG WAISTED


Your Hip to Bust measurement is longer than your Bust to Head


Long Waisted

Your goal is to create the illusion of a shorter torso

Learn What to Wear if your  Long Waisted






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SHORT WAIST TIDBIT

If you are short waisted try petite clothing. This has been specially designed for short waisted women. 

You don't have to be skinny or short to be petite. 

Many large busted, voluptuous or very tall women would never see themselves as petite but in fact many of them are. If you are high in the hips (specially after childbirth) and short in the waist. Try on a Petite Jacket  compared to a regular jacket and see the difference.  

You will see that petite blouses, T-shirts and Jackets are never cut as long.

LONG WAIST TID BIT

Did you know that most Triangle Shape and Pear Shape women are long waisted.




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