Let’s get one thing clear – being tall is an advantage. Not only do you get to see things at concerts and cinemas even if you’re in the back, but you also get to literally look down at people. How cool is that? You’re basically a model and will inevitably look good on all the high fashion trends. Cause if you think about it, all models are tall and they can wear anything they want and look great. Honestly, you could put on a potato sack on yourself, add some accessories and look effortlessly chic. All you really need is confidence. So embrace your height – it’s the best thing ever. But if you feel like you still need some styling tips – we’ve got some for you. Just keep on reading.
1. Tall Brands and Collections
If you’re very tall and want things to fit properly and be full length – looking through tall brands or just tall collections is your best bet. Quite a lot of brands do tall, petite and maternity collections these days. And if you don’t know where to start, my best bet is always ASOS. You can at least look through some tall collections and then go from there figure out the brands you like and shop with them.
2. Three Quarter Sleeves
Sleeves that are a bit too short are a common issue with tall people. Like finding a truly long sleeve thing in a regular store can be pretty difficult. But don’t worry – three quarter sleeve length has been a thing for ages now. And it looks universally good on everyone. So either buy tops with that sleeve length or just roll up your “slightly short” sleeves and make them intentionally three-quarter sleeves.
3. Cropped Jeans
Cropped jeans have been trending for a couple of years now and it looks like this trend is here to stay. So don’t worry if you bought jeans that are too short – it’s fashionable. Plus you can always make everything look cropped intentionally by cutting off the edge or cuffing the jeans. Wearing those with strappy ankle sandals is the best.
Girls who think you can’t wear heels cause you’re tall – you’re wrong. Too many tall women think that they’ll look like a giant if they wear heels when in reality they’ll just look like a confident gorgeous model. Heels can actually make your feet look smaller in proportion too if big feet is something you’re worried about.
5. Balancing Out Proportions
If you have rather broad shoulders and narrow hips you can look a bit unproportioned. You can either run within and enjoy some of the perks of looking androgynous, or you can try and balance out the proportions by wearing voluminous skirts or peplum tops. Basically, if you make your hips appear larger you’ll look more proportionate.
6. Oversized Everything
Don’t forget that being tall and skinny means that you can wear oversized clothes and look incredibly chic without really trying. It’s one of the many perks of being a tall girl. Long wide trousers with tight tops will accentuate your small waist. Oversized jackets with skinny jeans or dresses will make you look extra feminine.
7. Maxi Dresses
Maxi dresses are basically made for you. You will look bohemian AF and you never have to worry that you’ll drown in all that fabric. And on the off chance that you buy a maxi dress that looks a bit short on you-you can tie up the sides and make a trendy midi dress without needing a tailor.
Listen, if you worry that you don’t have that hourglass figure and you’re feeling just long and lanky – wear a belt. It’s always a good way to visually split up your frame, showcase your waist and generally balance out your figure.
9. Invest In Basics
If there’s one thing you should invest in – it’s the basics. Trends come and go, but you’ll always need a good white t-shirt, a nice blouse, some skinny jeans and a nice coat. So go ahead and search out the basic things that truly fit you perfectly. It’ll be much easier to get dressed and add some flair to your wardrobe once you’ve got the basics covered.
10. Thigh High Boots
Not a lot of people can truly pull off thigh highs but you, as a tall girl, definitely can. Your long legs are basically made for thigh highs. So embrace it and flaunt it. They work best with those dresses that look like oversized shirts (which incidentally also look great on you).
11. Embrace Your Height
Cropped jeans, three-quarter sleeves – these are all trends now and people intentionally buy things that look a bit too short. Do you realize that what you experience naturally with certain clothes has now been made into a trend? People pay extra to achieve that “oh it’s a bit too short” look. If that’s not a reason to embrace your height – I don’t know what is.
12. Tailoring Is An Option
If all else fails and you just can’t find something that fits you how you want it to – you can always get things tailored. It might cost you extra, but it’s worth it with statement pieces and certain basics. Plus, wearing something tailored perfectly for you is always a confidence booster.