2- Lengths, instructions for use
As seen in the article on volumes, it is not always easy to choose a garment based solely on a description or photo. More precise indications are often necessary. And of course, this is also the case when it comes to pants, skirts or dresses. Depending on their lengths, the effect on your silhouette will be completely different. In order for you to choose the pieces that best suit your style and morphology, in this article we will explore the different lengths of clothing. Whether you are looking for a long and elegant pants for work, a midi skirt for a special occasion, a 7/8 jeans or a short dress for summer... here are the information you need to make the right choice.
For bottoms, measurements are taken by measuring the length of the side (including the waist). Of course, for all bottoms, the parameter of waist placement is added. Being high, standard or low, this placement will modify the silhouette and fit of the garment according to each person's morphology.
Sketch of the bottom
Mini (mid-thigh)
Knee length
Ankle length
Maximum length
Length 7/8th"
Ankle length
The particular case of dresses and jumpsuits
"Complete pieces (top and bottom), to check the correct size of a dress or jumpsuit, you must take into account the volumes of the bust (see tops coding) as well as the following lengths:"
When it comes to choosing the right clothing lengths, it is important to take several factors into account. First, the length should be adapted to your body type to highlight your assets and camouflage any imperfections. For example, if you are short, try short skirts and dresses to elongate your legs. If you are tall, you can afford longer lengths, such as wide ankle pants and long skirts. Secondly, the length should be adapted to the occasion and context in which you will wear your outfit. In a professional setting, opt for mid-length or long pants and skirts for a sober and elegant look. For a special occasion, a midi skirt or a long dress will also be perfect for a sophisticated and chic ensemble. On the other hand, for a casual summer day, you can prefer a short dress or 7/8 jeans more suitable for a relaxed and comfortable style. Finally, it is important to take into account your own style, lifestyle, and personal preferences. If you prefer classic and sober outfits, opt for longer lengths. They are easy to wear in all circumstances, with or without heels. If you prefer more casual outfits, you can afford shorter lengths. And there too, you will know how to arbitrate in favor of the right length that allows you to feel comfortable depending on your day. It will not be the same if you spend the day at the beach or in the office. In summary, the choice of clothing length depends on several factors, such as body type, occasion, and personal style. By keeping these elements in mind, you can choose clothing lengths that best suit your silhouette and style, for an elegant and comfortable look in all circumstances.