Friday, March 23, 2012

WHERE is that Waistline??

A bit of Friday fun...this is a page scanned from a catalog I recently received from one of my favorite RTW vendors.

You'll likely have to click on the photo to see this, but the britches in this photo are all listed has having waistlines that sit 'slightly above the waist' (top left) or 'at the waist' (other three).

Just for grins, I ran it through Paint and drew a line where the natural waistline actually occurs on the models .  Actually, I think I botched the top ones a bit; there's really not enough trunk showing to tell where the narrow spot is. I really think the natural waist on the upper left one is just above the waistline of the pants. But you get the idea.

So, has the waistline officially moved to the high hip now?


  1. That is too funny! So, the world at large really is clueless about their bodies.

    1. Whenever I measure teenagers for costumes, they're always shocked that their waistline is 'way up there!'

  2. Yep! The other day, I asked a group of my female students to point to their waists. Only one got it right. The rest of them pointed anywhere from 2 to 8 (yes, 8!!!) inches below their actual waist. Ahh, have forever messed up a generation of women...they have no idea where their body parts are located!! :)

  3. Both of my older girls think their waist is several inches lower than it actually is.