Fashion figure proportions

The typical female fashion figure is illustrated as young and slender with elongated legs and square shoulders. Fashion figures are measured in head lengths and head widths which is the simplest measurement for checking body proportions.

• The female figure measures seven to eight head lengths in height (Fig. 4.1). In contrast, the female fashion figure can measures nine to ten head lengths or more (Fig. 4.2).

Human Proportions Female

The Female Figure measures seven to eight heads The Fashion Figure measures trine heads or more (model's legs have been stretched using Photoshop)

The Female Figure measures seven to eight heads The Fashion Figure measures trine heads or more (model's legs have been stretched using Photoshop)

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Fashion figures retain the basic proportions of the human form from the head through to the crotch. Extra length is added to the legs to give a more dramatic, stylised look and to give clothing designs more dynamic appeal (Fig. 4.2).

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  • celendine bunce
    How many head lengths is the legs?
    8 years ago

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