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Best Clothes for Tall Women and Dressing Tips

Best Clothes and How to Dress as a Tall Woman

Do you have a taller frame? No matter what you’ve thought or been told, there’s no shame in a tall frame.

Read on to find out who is considered tall in the fashion world, and learn tips for how to style your frame with tall women’s clothing pieces that are flatting, feminine and functional.

Who is considered tall?

Tall women’s sizes are typically made for women who are 5’8” and taller, and who have an inseam that is 32” or longer. Another way you can tell if you should shop women’s tall or women’s tall plus clothing is if regular women's long sleeve tops don’t reach your wrists or if pants that aren’t meant to be cropped don’t reach your ankles or work with your curvy figure. Tall shirts add extra length to the sleeves and torso, while tall pants either come in standard sizes with longer pant lengths or they have more rise, which means the area between the waist and crotch is longer.

Best Clothes for Tall Women

Clothes really can make all the difference, and we’re here to help get you styled and feeling good for your next date night, job interview or day running errands.

Maxi or Midi Dresses and Skirts

These two styles were made for long-legged ladies. They’ll highlight your long legs and dazzling height. And unlike your petite counterparts, you’ll never have to worry about tripping over your tall maxi dresses or having a mid-length skirt that awkwardly cuts off your calves. It’s best to wear maxi dresses with a cinched waist or add a belt to create definition, though.

Skinny and Straight Jeans

Every woman needs a go-to pair of denim, and skinny and straight jeans are a match made in heaven for tall women. As for the rise, high-rise jeans look good on women with long legs because they’ll sit on your natural waist, but if you have a longer torso, mid-rise jeans will sit more comfortably on you and will also help balance out your top and bottom rather than overemphasize your long torso.

Blouses and Tunics

Blouses and tunic tops are both longer-cut shirts, which fit best on taller torsos. Opt for one of these tops with a V-neck, which will complement your torso and draw attention to your neckline.

Trench Coats

Trench coats are a timeless piece of clothing – and that’s great news for you because they’re also very flattering on tall women. The belt cinches your waist, thus highlighting your midline rather than your height while also balancing out your figure.


Jumpsuits are all the rage these days and let us tell you that nobody rocks a jumpsuit better than a tall girl. We’re not saying that petite ladies can’t wear them, but a one-piece outfit is typically more flattering on a taller frame making them a wardrobe essential for tall gals like yourself.

Styling Tips for Tall Women

A long torso or long legs can make it hard to shop for clothes. But clothes shopping shouldn’t be a drag – it should be fun! And when you know which styles work for you, it is.

Certain lengths, patterns and colors will complement your tall frame and help draw attention to the features you want to highlight, or they can help draw attention away from your height if that’s your goal. Most tall women’s clothing items are made to either shorten a tall woman’s figure, balance your look, or add some curves for a more feminine silhouette if you’re tall and thin.

So Which Styles Work for Tall Women?

If you’re looking to give your body more shape, choose a trench coat or blazer with waist definition. A peplum-style top with a rounded or V neckline and bell sleeves will also work wonders for your torso and arms. If you’ve got a flair for life, then get yourself a pair of fashion-forward (or backward if you wore them in the ‘70s) flared jeans.

Have a job interview or big work presentation coming up? Don’t do all the talking; let your outfit do some too. Show off your skills with a bold blouse, a pair of flared trousers and pointed-toe kitten heels. Headed to a fancy restaurant with the love of your life? Throw on a patterned midi dress with a pair of strappy, chunky-heeled sandals and statement earrings and bracelets. Spend your Saturday running errands in a pair of straight leg jeans that will accentuate your long legs from hip to hem, and a V-neck tee that will draw attention to your beautifully long neckline.

And don’t forget about accessories! While some women are still on the tiny handbag trend, that’s one trend train tall women don’t want to be on. Large handbags and totes look better with your tall frame. As far as shoes, you can go with heels or flats. If you love your height and high heels, then rock them. But if you feel like you tower over everyone in heels then opt for flats or kitten heels. As far as boots go, over-the-knee boots are not only stylish, but they are fun and flattering on long legs.

When it comes to patterns and colors, things are looking up in the fashion world – and now your wardrobe can too. From bright colors to horizontal stripes to wild prints, bold patterns and colors are a tall woman’s best fashion friend. They can help take attention away from your height and instead draw the focus to the dress or blouse you’re wearing.

Really, the only styling tips you need to follow are knowing your body type and wearing clothes that you feel good in.

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