Over the years, I have learned what looks good on my tall frame and what doesn’t. There are however a few items I always struggle with as these pieces look nice on smaller women, but when us tall chicks wear them, it might look different as we have different proportions. I for one have rather wide shoulders, but I actually wonder if that is just the way I am built, or if you fellow tall ladies have this as well… But back to our topic of today, here is my list of ‘difficult’ items:
I love wearing these when on holiday, going to the beach, to the pool, etc, as the are so comfy and it’s an an elegant way to cover yourself up a bit. However, when I saw a picture of myself wearing one, I was a bit shocked; As just established, I have wide shoulders (no, I don’t play water polo 😉 ) and the shape of the sleeves of these kaftans made my upper body look like a HUGE square. Guess creating more of a waste line is the trick, but the wide sleeves still don’t help.
2. Maxi dresses
I like these, I recently posted that I am actually looking for one at the mo. I got a response pointing out that this might make us look even taller, and could create a ‘color block’. I don’t have an issue with looking taller, but the color block thing was a fair point. So the advice is choosing one with a pattern, and breaking it up with accessories like a chunky belt or something. Noted. I actually quite like this one, just have to get a different belt:
3. Flared jeans
Even though I strongly prefer wearing skinny jeans, I think flared jeans look awesome on our long legs, but ONLY if they are really, really long enough. And I mean REALLY long enough. Even a few centimeters too short will completely ruin the look. So good luck with finding one. 🙂
4. Anything with shoulder pads or puffed sleeves
See #1: this is a no go for me as this will make me look like a rugby player, no matter how I pair it. I just won’t do it.
5. Spaghetti tops
Back to the shoulder issue again: I only wear spaghetti tops under blouses or tops, never as a top itself. Wide shoulders ask for wider straps when going sleeveless in my opinion.
So rather than sharing tips on what to wear, I am curious to hear your thoughts on what we should avoid wearing for a change! 🙂