The Tall Girl’s Guide To Dressing Well

Don’t feel like a kitten heel is your only option. Don’t feel limited by your wardrobe, feel liberated. And ignore anyone who remarks on your height.

I’ve figured out how to wear just about anything thrown my way. Ahead, are six fail-safe outfit options and items that will help all the (tall) ladies in the place embrace their inches.

The Dungarees
If you have long legs and a long torso, dungarees are for you. They can be dressed up with heels, or dressed down with sandals or trainers. Ankle boot which can be quite tricky for shorter women as they cut off the leg, are the perfect shoes for longer-limbed ladies


The Jumpsuit
Tall ladies rejoice over Galvan! Established in 2014 by four friends, the London-based label offers pared-down, clean silhouettes that compliment long bodies. Worn and adored by the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jennifer Lawrence, this should be your go-to for occasion- and evening wear. (I had to be wrestled out of this jumpsuit after falling in love with it, just FYI).


The Maxi-Dress
While tall women have our issues with miniskirts (accidental exposure while sitting down, for one) maxi-dresses were pretty much made for us. This off-the-shoulder floor-length number by Lisa Marie Fernandez is not only a must-have for your vacation wardrobe, but can be city-appropriate, too, paired with summer sandals or espadrilles.


The Suit
I urge you to invest in a pantsuit, whether it’s from a more accessible retailer like Reiss, All Saints, or Whistles, or from a more luxury brand like Stella McCartney or Paul Smith. Tailoring is the quickest way to upgrade your look and instantly be taken more seriously. But if it feels too formal, try rolling up your sleeves, wearing the jacket over a T-shirt, and finishing the look with box-fresh white sneakers.


The Cropped Jeans
For more casual days, cropped and/or frayed jeans are a slightly more fun way to do denim, rather than your standard black skinnies. It’s the easiest way to switch things up.


The Midi-Skirt
Like cropped jeans, a calf-skimming skirt isn’t always made to fit shorter legs. However, midi-skirts are perfectly suited to taller frames. Wear a high-waisted midi with a cropped or tucked-in T-shirt for the weekend or pair with a blouse or polo-neck for the office. Slip on some mules for added appeal.



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