The Space Between My Peers: Length Balancing Lesson: Isaac Mizrahi Couture

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.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Length Balancing Lesson: Isaac Mizrahi Couture

Okay, some of you have asked for more pictures of do's and don'ts. Since the Coutorture team has been kind enough to provide some, the least I can do is to provide a small commentary telling you which it is.

This picture is a don't, which the photographer was able to make look like a do.

The dress is actually pretty, but quite impossible from a length-balancing stand-point. So how is it that the photographer was able to make it look attractive? Cut off the model's feet!

If you really want to be analytical, take your tape measure to the picture. Headless, which is a perfectly appropriate way to measure these things, the ratio of the dress to the leg shown is about 4 to 2.5, which is perfect. Trouble is, how do you add shoes to this look without making it 50/50? 9 inch bright green platforms anyone?

As long as we've got the picture here, do you spot any other don'ts?


Blogger Tessa said...

Well, I'm not too fond of the white pencil skirt with black hose/tights and black shoes! ;)

5:44 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

See why I was confident you had good taste?

9:00 AM  

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