Tall and Proud!
Whilst many clothes stores have entire petite ranges for those on the smaller side, it can be hard for taller women to know what clothes do and don’t suit their body shape.
Being tall should not mean that you can’t look fabulous, especially as most models are beautiful and tall just like you!
Top Shop do a great range for you lucky people.
Trust me being 5.5ft with a husband who’s 6.3ft, a few extra inches wouldn’t go a miss!
Dorothy Perkins , Banana Republic and J Crew cater for tall ladies wishing to purchase from the high street.
While DKNY, Armani, Max Mara, and Diesel are all examples of fabulous designer collections who cater for the taller ladies!
Read on for more tips on how to dress and what items should be staple in your wardrobe.
There is an age old myth that tall women can’t wear heels, that is simply not true. Tall women can look stunning in heels as they make your long legs look even more gorgeous! If in doubt, start out by wearing smaller heels such as kitten heels until you feel more comfortable.
Nicole Kidman is a perfect example of tall women who look beautiful in heels –
When purchasing trousers it is essential that you ensure they are the correct length, you don’t want to be walking around with trousers that look like they have shrunk in the wash! Many high street and high end brands cater for taller sizes in trousers now so don’t hesitate trying on multiple lengths. High waisted trousers are great at highlighting your legs and bringing more focus to your waist. Uniqlo have a great service. All their amazing Japanese denim jeans come in a 34 inside leg, and they offer a free ‘take up’ service.
Skirts & Dresses
When it comes to skirts and dresses your height gives you an advantage. All skirt lengths flatter your long legs ,whether this be a knee length, slim fitting pencil skirt, a maxi skirt worn with a long top and a hip belt or an elegant flowing gown!
Big jewels are essential to enhance any outfit. Large size bangle and rings will work with your body shape and look cool and stylish. Don’t be afraid to go wild and add layers of bracelets and bold necklaces. Long scarves can be worn with blazers and coats, leather bomber jackets or full length coats.
Bags should be large so they look important and don’t disappear. For evening it can be smaller but no less important, go wild with colour or embellishment.
When appropriate, make your legs your main feature. For work and casual wear, pair a pencil skirt with a contrasting blouse with some stilettos. The contrast of colours between the skirt and the blouse will add some depth to your waist whilst the pencil skirt will give a flash of your legs looking fabulous in some gorgeous stilettos. An effortless look that never stops looking great!