HOW TO DRESS FOR A SHORT OR LONG TORSO
To know if your torso is long or short in relation to your body, you will need to observe if your waist is in line with your elbows.
How to dress for a long torso?
LONG TORSO: If your waist is below your elbows
Wear curvy lines / garments with horizontal lines underneath your bust, like an empire line dress / horizontal lines on the waist / high-waisted bottoms.
On the top, avoid long and straight garments / on the bottom, avoid wide pants with volume and pockets.
Accessories: You can wear them all, even long scarves with a bit of volume.
If you’re looking for tips on how to dress a long torso and short legs, check these tips on styling for short legs.
How to dress for a short torso?
SHORT TORSO: If your waist is above your elbows
Wear garments with vertical lines / one piece dresses or colour / the length of the top garments should be 10 cm minimum below your waist.
Avoid emphasising your waist and very short top/garments.
Accessories: Wear belts with a fall, avoiding a horizontal line and long scarves to achieve a vertical line.