Those runway models sure do make being
long and leggy look easy. But unless you’re on the catwalk, it’s
hard finding clothes that fit for taller girls. Never fear, because
GL is dishing out the gotta-know fashion tips and the best shopping
spots for statuesque stylistas.
Soak up the ‘70s
Now’s the best time to be long ‘n’
lean with the revival of boho styles. We love a good fitted tee on
any shape, but billowy tunics dazzle on a streamline silhouette.
Fire Floral Print Top (Juniors), $10 (on sale),
Insider’s Tip: Go big! When it comes
to prints, anyway. Bolder prints might overwhelm short girls, but
they look amazing on tall gals.
Finding the perf pair of jeans
For the best fitting jeans, steer clear of highwaters. Anything that
hovers above your ankles – unless intentionally cropped – draws more attention to your height in a not-so flattering way.
Levi's Jeans, 518 Bootcut Jeans, $40 (on sale), levis.com
Insider’s Tip: All types of jeans
work on your long frame – from super skinny to extreme flare. Just
be sure to avoid low-rise jeans if you have a long torso.
Dig those dresses
Lengthy girls look lovely from minis to
knee-length dresses or skirts. Our (debatable) stopping point:
mid-calf hemlines, which are hardly flattering at any height. Start
back up with ankle-grazing maxis.
Insider’s Tip: If you’ve got long
legs, don’t cover up your best feature. Invest in more comfy
skirts and dresses for casual wear.
Heart your height
While most tall chicas tend to shy away
from high heels, we say take the plunge and add a li’l boost to
your collection of flats.
ASOS SALSA Floral Kitten Heel Shoes, $33 (on sale), asos.com
Insider’s Tip: Still not convinced?
Opt for some 1-2” wedges or kitten heels instead of those
skyscraping 3-5” platforms or stilettos.
Above all, stand tall!
does add a few inches to your height, but slouching to blend in is
soo not the answer. Instead, ditch those doubts and stand proud,
girl. No accessory is more important than confidence.
American Eagle and Hollister both have
long options for jeans, while Delia’s goes one step further and
lets you pick your inseam (genius!). Head to Old Navy, Gap or JCrew
for tall-friendly bottoms and tops. If you’ve got bigger
feet (or that one pair of size 9 or 10s sells out too fast),
barefoottess.com sells shoes from size 9 to 14.
Where do you shop to find long ‘n’
lean clothes? Blog it out, babes.
BY KARMEN FOX ON 9/20/2011 12:00:00 PM
POSTED IN body image, Love your bod, fashion, dresses, shoes, accessories, how to, jeans