ME! I am built very, very similar to Dorothy BUT I have a much shorter neck and the length from my crotch to my navel is shorter. If you saw us in similar outfits, side-by-side, you'd think that we were similar, but that her legs were even longer, proportionately, than mine.
But upon a closer look, visually, it is clear that her neck is much longer than mine, her head is proportionately bigger (larger - I have a pretty small head for my shoulders/ body), and that's a large part of where she gets the inches in torso length!
Like I said...it's an illusion and measuring carefully is really important!
Me Too! I am extremely short bodied, my neck is only maybe average length and i have a smallish head. My massage therapist tells me my ribs are very compacted together compared to the average person.
I'm very glad i saw this thread though. I had originally just assumed that my legs were "much longer" than my torso, but when i measured, i was surprised to see how close the 2 measurements were... so much so that i redid all of my measurements a few times. Turns out my legs are just over an inch longer than my torso... but to look at me you would think that it was much more.
"Our lives are frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify." ~Henry David Theroux