How to Dress If You’re Tall
Use your height to your advantage by following these 5 key styling tips.
What do Michelle Obama, Kathryn Bigelow – the Oscar winning director of The Hurt Locker, and Gisele Bundchen all have in common? They’re all over 5’10”, a rare quality in Hollywood. “Most of Hollywood is short!” says fashion consultant and editor Patrick McDonald. As a former fashion design contestant on Launch My Line, and fashion editor, Patrick knows what does and doesn’t work on women. “Tallness is definitely an illusion in Hollywood – it’s all skyscraper heels and hairdos that add height.”
When tall women need style advice, they should shift their attention from celebrities and focus more on themselves to find out what works best. At six feet tall, Lisa Butcher, British supermodel and former presenter of Britain’s Next Top Model, knows this first hand. “Poorly-fitting clothes make a tall figure look awkward, so taller women need to look for items that are crafted just for them.”
Here are the top five styling tips tall women should keep in mind in order to look their best while still keeping up with the latest trends.
1.Make sure tops fit correctly.
“Tall women have the difficult task of finding apparel that truly fits, like tops where the elbows and waists fall in the right spot,” says Lisa. To help other women combat this problem, Lisa has designed her own collection for Long Tall Sally that offers stylish and sophisticated clothes and accessories. Below are two tops from her collection that are perfect for spring and will fit any tall woman just right.