Let me share what I have learned since I started using this concept in choosing my necklines and hemlines for clothing.
As you may recall, there are 4 equal quadrants. The body's half-way height is where the leg bends out at the hip. The upper quadrants are divided by the bustline and the lower quadrants are divided at mid knee.
I refer to each of these as a height. There is the bust height, the knee height and so forth.
In practice, I like to choose necklines and hems based on these heights.
Let me show you what I mean. On the left is the "ideally" proportioned body based on Michelangelo. I tend to think he knew what he was doing. More here.
just for fun, let's look at something dumpy, Yes, let's!
It seems to work for me. What do you think? Is this a bunch of mumbo-jumbo? I am using the mini-skirt length for coats and long caridgans and I always feel good in that length. My mini-skirt days are gone, but you will hear no complaints from me. I wore them while I could and it's time to let the next generation have their turn.
I will not, however, wear a wrap dress.
Tell me what you think about this proportion stuff.