<p>There's a reason high-rise cigarette pants are back in style: They are so. damn. flattering. "I'm no style savant, but I have insanely short legs and an insanely long torso," says one features editor. "The only time I feel proportional is when I'm in heels, very high-waisted pants that fit loose-to-baggy through the legs and nip in at the ankles, and a tucked-in top."</p>

8 Surprising Ways ELLE Editors Fake Leaner Legs

You earned your power legs — be it through college soccer, life-long dance classes, or good genes — and we think you should wear them proudly. But, it does get a bit challenging when your legs are on the shorter side. We've collected some ways to elongate your shape and flaunt your shapely gams. #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/figure-flattering-winter-clothes#slide-13

The Body Shape Guide You Haven't Seen Yet

Rule of thirds: most flattering proportion with a 1/3 torso to 2/3 leg rule, created by outfit tricks such as tucking a shirt into a high waisted skirt, cinching a loose top at the waist, or wearing a cropped jacket. www.colorstylePDX.com, Joy Overstreet, color analyst, Portland OR

Colette Werden on the wardrobe secrets of confident women

Rule of thirds: Colette's Ratio System works with a torso to leg rule, created by outfit tricks such as tucking a shirt into a high waisted skirt, cinching a loose top at the waist, or wearing a cropped jacket Supernatural Style

This girl. She knows my style. <3 Olivia Wilde!

Olivia Wilde Looks Effortlessly Cool ... Again

How to Dress if You Have Short Legs and Long Torso | herinterest.com

How to Dress if You Have Short Legs and Long Torso

Change your style and change your body shape - long torso/short legs switch to perfect proportions - I need to learn this! #21stepsstylecourse

Change your body shape

Change your style and change your body shape - long torso/short legs switch to perfect proportions - I need to learn this!

Emmanuelle Alt. no words necessary. Queen of black

Emmanuelle Alt, leather blazer, tee, black pants, via Stockholm Streetstyle

I love wearing overcoats, cardigans, and anything you can use for layers. i like wearing platform shoes. It makes me look tall and balances my long torso and short legs. i prefer using handbags, and i often carry the bag this way.

Discover this look wearing BCBG Blazers, Paige Jeans, Shoemint Heels - Pastels Please by FashBoulevard styled for Spring Bloom, Brunch in the Spring

Alessandra has a long torso too but I don't notice it here. Short shorts, flats the same color as her skin. Hmmm.

Alessandra has a long torso too but I don't notice it here. Short shorts, flats the same color as her skin.

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