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Finding the perfect summer dress for your particular body shape can be a nightmare. Believe me, I know firsthand. RWD actually leans more towards a pear-shaped figure and searches high and low for flattering dresses. Because of all the years playing sports, my legs are not the dainty and girlie kind. Knowing this about my own body, today's post will help all those tall ladies become a smarter and more savvy shopper.
Embracing our figures and shopping for clothing that flatters is totally key. Our post HERE on summer dresses for pear shaped figures got so many hits that we just knew other readers are wanting to shop their figure too. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to highlight exactly how to buy that perfect dress by clearly knowing your body type. We've also covered shopping for an hourglass figure recently HERE. If you have a perfect body, you can wear anything so this post doesn't even matter for you. Lucky you!
Up to bat today is the tall lady. I've chosen SIX awesome summer dresses below and I'll explain why each dress works well for a tall figure. Although you might be rolling your eyes because many women would love to have some height on their side, this is still a figure you must work hard to dress appropriately. We believe tall women should embrace their height and statuesque figures! Read on for our dressing suggestions and some stellar summer dress options.
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Choose horizontal stripes over vertical ones and avoid pinstripes, for example, which will elongate your figure. Tall figures are one of the few figure shapes that can actually embrace horizontal stripes...those lucky tall gals.
The length of the dress also plays a vital role as the ideal length of the dress would be above the knees. We love that at Gap.com you can now shop women's tall looks. They have an entire section dedicated to the tall ladies!
Done dresses that have larger details like wide lapels, buttons or bigger bows. Delicate details such as small collars will make the body look large by contrast. The fabric adornment that ripples down the waistline on this moody blue dress will only enhance your curves and draw your eyes away from your height.
Mix light, dark and different shades by possibly donning a two-toned dress or a dark shirt with light skirt or vice versa. This trick will shorten your body because dressing all in one color enhances height.
Shorter women can look like they're swimming in a long maxi dress but tall women can always pull them off. Combine this advantage with the fact that bold prints and colors work well on taller frames, and you can rock any number of maxi dresses this spring.
Tall women need to avoid deep necklines and V necks as it makes them look taller. Instead hiding the neckline will help to make the body look smaller and this great sophisticated halter top does the trick.
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