The Space Between My Peers: The Long and The Short of It

The Space Between My Peers

From the bottom of the fashion food chain ...

Location: The Great Northwest

I'm a home-schooling, bible-believing SAHM with an annual clothing budget of about $500 American. The Space Between My Peers reveals my secret passion: analysis of the art and science of what to wear.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Long and The Short of It

Since I got no comments on yesterday's post, I'm wondering whether the whole length balancing thing is boring you. Shall I give some more examples?

  • This previous post describes length balancing in trouser outfits.

  • Here I explained basic length balancing and how it works with a knee-length dress (or anything that is one color or pattern from neck to knee).

  • Yesterday's post, concerning high waisted skirts, illustrated how to split up the neck to knee expanse (2 to 3). Inverting the proportions also works. For current summer-wear, try an extra-long t-shirt or tank worn with bermudas.

  • With cropped pants or mid-calf skirts use 2 1/2 to 4. Go back and look at the picture of me in capris. If you split up the pants into 4 vertical segments, you could fit approximately 2 1/2 of those into the length of the top. Is that why ladies who wear their t-shirts tucked into the (high) waist of their pants tend to like their capris shorter?

Is this helpful at all? Maybe I'd feel better if you asked some questions.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never really thought about balancing the bottom and the top in this way. I always thought that you try to detract attention from a "bad spot" on the body(let's say, short legs) by making the leg line appear longer with a shorter top. I think I heard this on "What Not To Wear." You know, I love that show because they don't always just do perfect body shapes.

I didn't know we could wear high waisted skirts. Are they back in style again? I don't want to wear them right now. I'm enjoying the mid-rise which gives my belly more space rather than sucking it into those high waisted things we used to wear (I was skinnier then).

8:50 PM  
Anonymous HolyMama! said...

don't despair over the lack of comments! i'm finding this all completely fascinating, and i'm learning a lot. what i'm not learning, i'm glad i can come back to later. what a service, for someone to kindly educate the rest of us on all this, and without making me feel like a moron for not already knowing it. Which? hello, i knew NONE of this gold goodness you're sharing!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Jody ~ I love that show, too. Unfortunately, I don't get to watch it often (we don't have a TV).

March Vogue had a whole lay-out on high-waisted skirts. I actually have one very like Agathe's. It's coming, but no pressure. Wear what you like.

HolyMama! ~ Do you have the spiritual gift of encouragement? (It's okay, you don't have to answer.) Thanks for the nice comment.

10:57 PM  

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