4 things to wear with a short torso long legs body type

4 things to wear with a short torso long legs body type

November 02, 2021

If your tops tend to run long and your mid-rise jeans or pencil skirts tend to fit more like a high-rise, then I’m pretty sure you already know you have a short torso-long legs body type. 

Long legs. Lucky you! There are so many styles you can play with to highlight your best features, and when it comes to short torsos, it’s all about personalization!

A major part of loving fashion is understanding your body type and what works best for it. 

Trust me, I know that finding pieces that are the right length and fit can be quite the challenge.  I’m here to tell you, you need to work WITH your body shape instead of against it. While most pieces can be maneuvered to work for your body type, some pieces simply work against a short torso.

That’s why the first thing we need to do is highlight all the pieces we’re going to AVOID.

  • Shrugs

Cropped Blazers and Jackets are trending on the Fall 2021 Runways as a versatile piece that can easily go from casual to work and even dressier events. Nonetheless, if you have a short-torso long leg body type, it might not be the most flattering of pieces as it tends to emphasize a short torso. You gotta look for pieces that can help you elongate your silhouette instead!

  • High waist pants

I used to think that one can never go wrong with a pair of high waisted pants, but turns out, I’m wrong! High waisted pants tend to make you look imbalanced if you have a shorter torso. Try and opt for a pair of mid-rise jeans like these ones from Armani Exchange and Calvin Klein’s new fall collections instead - you’ll thank me later!


Now, let’s move on to the exciting part - ALL THE THINGS YOU CAN WEAR, and trust me, they’re a lot!

  • Tops

  • Firstly, Tops. Instead of Boat-Neck, you should try and opt for V-Neck style tops.

    If you’re like me and you don’t care for the oversized/long shirt trend, and you like your shirts to hit right around the hip or even slightly above, then you can try out some trendy figure fitting tops and pair them with a pair of mid-rise trousers. You’ll be surprised how this look will highlight your curves and elongate your torso. 

    Just make sure you don’t pair your tops with bottoms that are heavily contrasting.

    • Dress

    You can’t deny it. Dresses are the perfect throw-on piece, whether you’re going out with some friends or just grabbing a quick pumpkin spice latte - it’s always a simple go-to choice. With a loose fit that transitions to a skirt, Drop-waist midi dresses create a long waist illusion that is designed especially for your body type! Check out these comfortable designs from Desigual to get an idea of what best suits you!

    • Shirt dress

    Shirt Dresses have become a classic and contemporary piece in every woman’s wardrobe in the past few years. It is far from basic and there are plenty of ways to style it up. Diesel has long offered designs for this statement piece both in its winter and summer collections - and I think it might just be what you’ve been looking for! If you’ve never owned a shirt dress, you’re missing out!

    • Flowy Pants

    Picking any pair of pants that is a wide-leg pants tend to emphasize your longer legs. If you pair it with a simple top and a long scarf, you are sure to highlight the length of your legs and create a good balance that doesn’t emphasize the shortness of your torso. We picked out our favorite pair of flowy pants from Armani Exchange and Desigual for you 

    Are there other pieces that you think compliment your body type? Let us know if we missed any in the comments.

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