What to Wear If…You Have a Long Torso

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When it comes to looking your best, no matter what your body type is, you always have to remember that everything must balance and be proportioned. That said, if you’ve got a long torso (meaning your top half is quite long while your legs are much shorter in length in comparison) in order to look balanced, you need to visually cut off some of the length of your torso. Now before you break out the Harry Houdini tricks to saw yourself in half, check out these pieces of clothing designed to either cut some of the length of your torso while making your legs appear longer:

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1. 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent Mesh Embellished Blouse at net-a-porter.com 2. Jovovich-Hawk Kelly Wrap Top at net-a-porter.com 3. 18th Amendment Heartbreaker High-Waisted Jeans at net-a-porter.com 4. DKNY Marina Silk Tunic Top at net-a-porter.com 5.
Tweed Skirt at Forever 21 6. Alice & Olivia Geometric Pattern Sequin Dress at net-a-porter.com 7. D&G Dolce & Gabbana High-Waisted Flare Jeans at net-a-porter.com 8. Wide Latch Belt at Forever 21 9. Braided Skinny Belt at Forever 21 10. Diane von Furstenberg Domino Tube Dress at net-a-porter.com 11. Celine Belted Jacket at net-a-porter.com

Note: this is a repost from last year so the clothing above may no longer be available. Use the pics as a visual guide.

Long Torso Dressing Tips

1. A cute belt is the long-torso gal’s best friend because it allows you to create a waistline at a higher point than your own naturally lies. A non-belt option is to choose a top or dress with cinching or banding high enough on the torso area.

2. High-waisted pants, jeans, and skirts also have similar balancing effects on longer torsos since they allow the legs to appear longer than they are.

3. Steer clear of drop-waist dresses as they will further elongate your torso.

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A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Allure.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style and beauty expert on The Real, CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.

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