The muffin top could be avoided entirely if the wearer simply purchased their pants in the next larger size, which allows everything to stay where it belongs. Short waisted and regular rise here.
I wonder where the terms "long waisted" and "short waisted" came from originally; I find them a bit baffling. Maybe "short torso" and "long torso" would be more clear? In my case, I'm long waisted--that is, I have a long torso-- and I have a long inseam, so I need my pants to be extra long.
I am short in the torso I can't wear regular misses' tops but must always have petites' and disproportionately long in the rise. However, since I am only 5'2", my long rise enables me sometimes to wear misses' pants without the rise being too high for me. However, the inseams will still be too long and require hemming.
Short waisted and regular rise here. But thanks for this post Kiwigal because I don't think I really understood 'rise' before. I don't think you can use the terms long torso and short torso.
Some people are long-waisted and long in the rise. Some are short-waisted and short in the rise. There are all these different combinations to account for. The way I know or think I know that I'm long in the rise is the way my pants fit.
I'm short in stature but can't usually wear petite pants. My waist on the other hand, is definitely short, not only because of Imogen's hand width test but also because I almost always have to wear petite dresses, jackets, long-sleeved shirts and skirts. Most of the time I can wear regular-sized tops if they're sleeveless because clothing manufacturers only make them about an inch longer than petite tops.
Sometimes petite tops are too short in length. Lastly, one-piece swimsuits always fit my torso, so I don't think I have a short torso overall.
It's just that it's short in one area and long in another. For the best tutoring on this subject, go see Imogen at Inside Out Style. She is an expert on body parts, proportions etc and how they relate to the clothes we should pick. Our torsos aren't just one big block like we think. From head to toe we are divided up into eight sections, so your middle is really two or three think she says.
I have a short waist, and long rise. I like higher waisted styles on me with my torso proportions. Imogen has lots of posts on this subject, I recommend her for these technical aspects of understanding our proportions.
Long-waisted with a long rise over here. I didn't realize it until recently and thought that having undergarments hit at a lower point than I'd prefer was due to a large rear. Thinking about proportions can help you establish a hierarchy of preferences when choosing outfits.
In the case of a long rise and long waist, high-rise skinnies hit at the right spot in the waist, but also make the rear look longer. So even though I should be getting garments that have a higher rise for oodles of reasons, i. I agree that long and short torso aren't adequate descriptions for many us. I'm a broad- shouldered IT, with a high bust, a long stretch between my bust and waist, a normal rise, slim hips and thighs, and short between the ankle and knee which ends up giving me a shorter than normal inseam despite my "normal" upper leg measurement.
As a YLF newbie, I was surprised to learn that not everyone could fit hands between her bust and waist, but it explained why belted jackets and waistline seaming always ended up circling my rib cage instead of being anywhere close to my waist. And why mid-height boots were always constricting my lower calf. Once I figured out how my body was different from the "norm", it made clothes shopping much easier.
I also realized that sometimes alterations made more sense than trying to find my fit off the rack. For example, I buy a Tall in fitted coats, jackets and dresses and shorten sleeves, and, despite my inseam measurement, I buy jeans and pants in regular sizes to fit my rise and to get the knees in the right place and resign myself to redoing the hems. I think I'm kind of proportionate, maybe my legs are slightly shorter and my torso longer, but because I have big boobs and high hips, I look like I have a short torso.
I looked up Imogen's blog and found it very informative. I think for those of use who are long or short waisted it can be more helpful than whether you are hourglass or pear etc I am an hourglass, but not an extreme hourglass.
Can someone confirm if I am correct? Inseam- length from the crotch to the hem of the pants. So can you be short waisted and long in the rise? I would describe myself as short waisted, I have long legs in proportion to my torso. I wear a size 8 and don't really want the "low rise" clothing, but have trouble finding pants with the "short rise" measurement.
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Discuss this Article anon Post 3 I concur with the poster who states that the author used "short rise" when she meant "low rise. The writer is confusing two terms:
Unlike short and mid rise pants, low rise pants are not meant to conform to your natural waist. Short Rise. These range from 7 to 9 inches and are meant to be worn on your natural waist. Short rise pants are not easy to find, but they are a blessing for men with short legs (which happens to be most guys who are below average height). Feb 16, · The unfortunate part is that true short-rise pants are hard to find in regular department stores or mall stores (who do stock regular and long-rise!!!) and pants can’t be altered by a tailor to be short rise, either! The specialty retailer is one way to go. There are many pants in stores today labeled low rise. This is not to be confused with short rise. Low rise simply means that the pant sits below the natural waist. The rise on these pants would be the distance from the crotch to the imaginary waist (ie where the waist would be if .