Length Balancing Lesson: Isaac Mizrahi Couture
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?