How To: Dress if you're a tall woman

Dress if you're a tall woman

Make the most of your height with these wardrobe tips.
You Will Need
* Belts
* Waist-length jackets
* Kitten heels
* Short or flared skirts
* A-line dresses
* High-waisted trousers
* Skinny jeans
* Big prints
* Bright colors
* Nipped-in jackets (optional)
* Knee-high boots (optional)

Step 1: Get horizontal
Break up your long vertical silhouette with horizontal lines – stripes; thick belts, especially in a contrasting color; shoulder details, and waist-length jackets.

If you have a boyish figure, choose jackets that nip in at the waist to create an hourglass figure.

Step 2: Stand tall
Wear kitten heels, which are slim heels one and a half inches to two inches tall; they make legs look better than flats. Avoid chunky shoes with thick heels.

Step 3: Tuck it in
Tuck shirts into pants to create a visual break between your legs and your torso. Tucking pants into boots also looks good on tall women.

Step 4: Skirt the issue
Wear skirts that end above or at the knee. If you like a longer skirt, choose one that's flared to prevent a stick-straight vertical line. A-line dresses work for the same reason. If you wear a pencil skirt, team it with a blouse in a contrasting color.

Got mile-high legs? Team a short skirt with knee-high boots.

Step 5: Get a leg up
If you have a long torso, shorten it with high-waisted trousers. If you've got long, toned legs, show them off in skinny jeans.

Wear regular-length pants as cropped pants.

Step 6: Use prints to your advantage
Use big prints and bright colors to your advantage: Wear them on top to distract from a bigger bottom half; wear them below to downplay a generous bosom.

Fact: At 7-foot-7, Sandy Allen of Shelbyville, Indiana held the title of tallest woman in the world until her death in 2008.

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