Great Times for Short Legs / Long Torso

Great Times for Short Legs / Long Torso

Traditionally one of the most difficult body structures to dress is the short legs / long torso one. This is not because this body structure is any different then all other body types, after all the objective when dressing any shape and form is creating a balanced silhouette. For the body structure in question, however, this is achieved mainly by wearing well fitting high waisted pants that were out of fashion and very hard to come by for many years. Lately, though, the fashion world is going in the opposite direction, I spotted a ton of high waisted pant on the latest runways, some of them of some serious gorgeousness and class. The retailers also are offering a vast selection of choices for a fit, fabric and style. It looks like the time for the short legs / long torso body type has finally come.  And not only there is a choice now for high waisted pant but the cropped top trend, which is the second best thing for this body type, seems to be  the natural match for the hight waisted bottom. Take a look of some of my favourite looks from Fall 2015 collections.

high waisted pants

Giorgio Armani (upper left) is doing his signature silky pant with a beautiful waist sash and a lovely detail around the ankle. Lanvin (upper middle) a classic military pant with a feminine twist. Les Copains and Loewe (upper right and lower left) are showing these sublime wide leg pants in silk and twill. And finally a belted, skinny, printed version by Isabel Marant and Pedro Lourenco. My favourite are the wide legged once, they are so elegant and feminine, but as you can see there is an option for every taste and style. Here is what I found among the retailers, again the choices are  many and the price points are from under $20 which is great.

Thank you to fashionwirepress for the great runway images!