|If you have ever wondered if you're long waisted, or have a short rise, or long legs, etc., in comparison to the "average woman", here is the equation:
You start with your head length, measuring from the top of the head, to the bottom edge of your chin [measure between these parallel lines]. This should equal 1/8 of your height.
From the chin to the bust point, another 1/8.
From bust point to waist, another 1/8.
From waist to crotch, another 1/8.
From crotch to knee, another 2/8.
From knee to the floor, another 2/8.
As you can see, a perfectly proportioned woman should be 1/2 legs. Personally, I think that's why highheels are so attractive, they throw the proportion of the legs to over 50%.
Knowing this can really help in wardrobe planning, and what styles of garments will best suit your body.