Tall womens clothes?
I'm an 18 yr old girl. Almost 6 feet Tall ( longer legs and short torso), with large: (muscled) shoulders, bust, upper thighs, hips, and a small head which makes my body look huge. The other parts are fine though. Searching for the right clothes is very frustating because it becomes tight in one part or the other. Please help!
Jane's answer... At almost 6' tall you have the same issues as short women (called petite women, for clothing sizes) when it comes to buying standard clothes off the rack!
Standard clothing sizes are designed for women who are between 5'5" and 5'9" (163cm and 177cm). So, just as a petite woman finds it a challenge to get standard clothes to fit in the arms, legs and vertical proportions, so do you.
However, the same style rules apply to tall women as to all women. That is: dress to suit your coloring, your body shape and proportions, your lifestyle and your personality.
You may find that some standard size tops work ok for you, especially the longer ones, since it sounds as if your vertical body shape is long legs, short body.
For bottoms, pants in particular, and for dresses you need to find clothing labels and stores that have tall womens clothes.
Online stores with womens tall clothing
Here are some online stores I've found with clothes for tall women. I've identified the country they're physically located in, although many will ship to other countries as well.Physically located in the UK...Physically located in the US...
If you know of other stores, please tell us by adding a comment below.
Alternatives for Tall Womens Clothing
Other options you might consider are...
- Try mens departments -- for pants in particular and have them altered to fit your waist
- Custom made clothes -- either make your own and alter the patterns before you sew or have items custom made, especially clothes for special occasions
Clothes to suit your body shape
Identify your horizontal and vertical body shapes using this article
Then follow the style guidelines recommended for your shapes. Or get your personalized estyle portfolio
that takes all of your body proportions into account.
You say you have a small head in proportion to your body. Choose a hairstyle appropriate to your face shape
, but keep you hair longer (shoulder length or below) and fuller (though not too full) to create the illusion of a larger head.