High Hip – is where the top of the pelvis is – you have a hip bone that juts out at this point. It’s often a really good place to end tops, unlesss you are an 8 shape.
Hip Break – is where the leg bends – often lots of creases on your trousers will be at this point, you may find that this is a good point to end tops, provided it’s not your widest point.
Low Hip – is the top of the thighs, for A shapes and X shapes and some H shapes this can be the widest point of your hips and the worst place to end tops. For V shapes and I shapes and some 8 shapes it can be a good point to end tops.
Standing in front of a mirror, try ending your top at each of these points and seeing which is the most flattering.
Because we look for horizontal lines because they make us feel balanced (looking for the horizon), the point where you end horizontal lines (such as hems) is really important as they can easily become focal points.
Ideally, we end our hems for tops and jackets on the narrower points that also work well with our body proportions, so that our legs don’t look overly short, or our bodies don’t look overly long or short.