While being a tall girl literally helps you stand out of the crowd, it can make dressing a bit of a challenge. If it’s any comfort, women of different heights and body types share your concerns as well.
Either way, as proud as you are of your towering height, you still want to look as stylish as possible regardless of the occasion.
Here are five elements to help you build an enviable wardrobe.
1. Have a few Go-To Stores
If you pay attention, you will realize that certain stores cater specifically to certain body types. There are stores that stock pants for tall women, blouses and tops for top-heavy women, plus-sized clothes, and so on.
Once you identify a store that stocks what you need, your shopping life gets much easier. Take some time, ask around and look online to identify two or three stores that dress the tall woman. This will be your go-to.
2. Get the Basics Right
If you have mistakenly bought pants that won’t go past your ankle or blouses that won’t touch your wrist, you understand the value of measurements.
Take measurements of your arm length and inseam. These measurements will be very useful, especially when shopping online where you can’t try the clothes on.
The right proportion can make your body look more balanced. If you have a long torso, high wasted bottoms can balance you out by creating the illusion of a shorter torso and longer legs.
Another look would be over-the-knee skirts with cropped or short tops to shorten the torso area.
If your legs go on for miles, go for longer tops to lengthen your torso, low-waisted bottoms will also help create a more balanced silhouette.
4. Accentuate, Accentuate, Accentuate
One of the benefits of being tall is that you can wear yards of fabrics without your body being overwhelmed. This means you can get away with maxi skirts, midi dresses, and long elegant dresses.
You can tone down the look by going for solid single colors. Vertical stripes will make you look taller. If you’re looking to shorten your silhouette, avoid these at all costs.
5. Go Big on Accessories
Shorter people can get drowned out by large accessories, not you, though.
Instead, delicate and tiny pieces of jewelry will get lost on you. This means you have the luxury of going big and bold.
Whenever you want to look slightly smaller, go for thick belts, large bags, chunky necklaces, and so on.
Every body type can be dressed perfectly with some planning and creativity. It’s no different for upper tall women. These tips and your personality will bring forth a more confident, elegant, stylish you.