Vertical Body Type (Body Proportions)
- full height
- the position of your bust line (3 inches from the armpit)
- waist line
- hips (the level of your hip joint)
- the level of your knees
The perfectly balanced body will be divided in two equal parts by the hip line (measurements from hip to top of head and hip to floor will be the same).
The waist is balanced when it is halfway between the bust line and the hips.
- Short waisted – your waist is above the halfway mark between your bust line and your hips.
- Long waisted – your waist is below the halfway mark between your bust line and your hips.
- Short legged – your upper torso will be longer than your lower body (top of head to hips measurement will be greater than hip to floor measurement)
- Long legged – your upper torso will be shorter than your lower body (top of head to hips measurement will be less than hip to floor measurement)
- The knees should be halfway down the leg measured from the hips to the floor for balanced legs.
Usually if you are short waisted your body will be compensated with long legs. Similarly, if you are short legged you will posses longer waist.