How to find the right fit with style
If you’re tall, you know it can sometimes be difficult to find clothes that fit right and look good. Many stores now offer plus sizes, but it’s not typical to find women’s tall sizes at most chains. However, there are big and tall stores in larger cities that specialize in plus size and tall girl clothing.
Fitted Clothes Flatter
Finding the right fit is the most important thing when shopping for clothes for tall girls. You may find a really feminine or stylish blouse, but it won’t look good if it’s short in the arms or waist. When you put the effort into buying the right size or getting clothes altered, you’ll feel more comfortable and confident.
To make finding your size easier, all big and tall girls should get measured. You should know your inseam, arm length, waist and chest width. Tall girls usually have a hard time finding pants that are long enough. Knowing your exact sizes will save time shopping and get you closer to that perfect fit.
Styles That Matter
Certain styles look best on tall girls. Boot-cut jeans are really flattering because they don’t add bulk, and they also won’t make your legs look super skinny and lanky. Low- to mid-rise jeans are the most flattering on tall women because anything higher can add more length to your body.
There are a few things you should avoid if you’re tall. For skirts, don’t go much longer than the knees. Pencil skirts paired with a tucked-in blouse divides your upper body, creating a waistline and giving you more shape. Avoid necklines that crowd or cover your neck. Hiding this part of your body will make tall girls look even taller.
There is a lot of tall girl clothing that matches the trends for 2011. High boots look great on long legs, over jeans and leggings. Sweater dresses are still in fashion and suit the tall body type. Matching it with a belt will give you a waist and break up your lengthy body.
The great thing about being tall is that patterns and designs look good. Feel free to fill your wardrobe with lots of colors and materials.
Clarissa West is not only a tall woman, but she is also a womens plus size fashion writer. She has been writing about fitting clothes on women of all shapes for years, and is a firm believer that clothes should fit right, even on tall girls.