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How to Dress Well As a Tall Girl

Two Methods:Looking Your BestChoosing the Best Clothes for Tall Girls

It can be hard to find clothes that fit well when you're a tall girl. Pants, sleeves, and skirts are often too short, and finding cute shoes that fit can be a nightmare. But your height is an amazing asset, and odds are every short girl you meet is envious of your inches. Make the most of your stature by emphasizing your miles-long legs, pay attention to fit and proportion, and get ready to strut your stuff.

Method 1
Looking Your Best

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    Determine your proportions. Your legs and upper-half may be equal in length, or you may have short legs with a long torso, or a shorter upper body with super long legs. This may affect how you shop and dress.
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    Stand tall. If your posture stinks, you're not going to look good, no matter how you dress. Tall women tend to slouch or hunch their shoulders in an attempt to appear smaller. Really, slouching just makes you look insecure and sloppy. Throw your shoulders back and stand up straight--imagine there is a string attached to the top of your head and it is gently pulling you up toward the ceiling.
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    Know where to shop. Certain brands are known for catering to taller women. And with online shopping, you have even more options. Search for companies that focus exclusively on tall girls, and you'll have a much easier time finding clothes in your size.

Method 2
Choosing the Best Clothes for Tall Girls

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    Embrace skinny jeans. Skinny jeans and cigarette pants were basically made for tall women. Not only are they often cut longer, they look fabulous on girls with long legs. Even if the skinnies are a little short, you can cuff them and make it look intentional. Plus, it's an opportunity to show off your shoes.
    • Avoid capri pants. They'll hit your calf at an odd spot and it will look like your pants shrunk in the drier.
    • Tall women can pull of flares or wide-legged styles, too. Just make sure your pants are the right length.
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    Don't shy away from heels. The truth is, wearing flats isn't going to hide the fact that you're tall. If you want to wear heels, do it! A heel can elongate your legs, lift your butt, and actually make your feet look smaller.
    • Start out with a shorter kitten heel if you don't feel comfortable with full-on high heels.
    • A tall woman in heels appears confident, proud, and sexy.
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    Try high-waisted styles or a waist-cinching belt. Create an hourglass figure and break up your length. This will help your body look proportional and shapely.[1]
    • Tucking in your shirt can also give the same effect.
    • Tall girls can get away with thicker belts.
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    Go for large, statement accessories. Large purses and totes can look overwhelming on smaller women, making it look like they're playing dress up. A tall girl can really work bigger accessories, so go for that oversize tote or that big, statement necklace.
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    Have fun with color and patterns. A tall frame is long enough to pull off patterns without being overwhelmed. Mix things up on your top and bottom half--so a patterned shirt with black pants, or different colored tops and bottoms--to break up your height.
    • Be aware that dressing all in one color (monochromatic) can make you look longer.
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    Pay attention to sleeve and hem length when shopping for shirts. Sleeves and hems that are too short can give your shirt that "shrunken" appearance. Unless it's a crop-top, look for shirts that at least hit you at the hip.
    • Look for 3/4 length sleeves or create them by rolling up sleeves that are just a little too short.
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    Wear almost any length dress or skirt, just beware the too-short hemline. A tall girl can rock a maxi dress like no other, or she can show off her killer legs something shorter. You probably don't want to be flashing your booty or underwear, however, so pay attention to skirts and dresses that are so short they don't cover the essentials. Remember a dress that is a flirty length on a shorter girl may look straight-up indecent on a taller girl.
    • A pencil skirt can make your legs look even longer, which is great if you have a long torso and shorter legs. Otherwise, pair a pencil skirt with a top in a contrasting color to keep your proportions balanced.


  • Stand up straight and walk proud, you could be a model for goodness sake!
  • Make sure the makeup on your face is balanced, wear blush and mascara to keep your face from looking washed out.
  • Even though you may feel uncomfortable in heels, a 1 or 2 inch (2.5 or 5.1 cm) heel will make your long legs look even longer!

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