I am a tall girl, no doubt about that but my go to has never been anything mini – dresses or skirts. However, once in a while, when I find the perfect length of mini be it a dress or skirt, I love to style the piece in the most classy way I can and in a way that suits my personal style and lifestyle. For the sake of all the tall girls /women out there, today, I bring you a tall girl guide to wearing anything mini. Let’s check it out. How tall are you by the way? I am 5ft.10.5 inches tall.
First, no matter how tall you are, you are BEAUTIFUL! Own your own kind of beauty. Secondly, who is a tall girl? According to fashion labels and brands, a tall girl would be anyone between 5ft and above. Now let’s check out my tips for tall girls for choosing and wearing mini dresses and skirts….
1. Find Your Perfect Length of Mini
There is something as such as too short. So, if it is too short, it is too short. When choosing my own kind of mini, I go for a length that is 3-4 inches above my knee and that is my own perfect kind of mini. Please be sure to go for a length of mini that makes you happy but remember, there is a fine line between too short and short.
My recommendation would be to go for anything between 3-4 inches above the knee. I use this tip when choosing any mini piece be it a skirt of dress as you would see in the images below.
The best section to look when picking up any piece for you as a tall women is to look first in the “tall collection”. They put a lot of thought into ensuring that tall girls get their desired length.
Some affordable brands that do tall collection – Next, Long Tall Sally, Topshop. Those are my top three favourites.
I was wearing: River Island Skirt | Zara Turtle Neck | Christian Louboutin Corneille 100mm Heels
2.Choose a Shape of Mini that Suit Your Shape
From the selection of looks I am sharing in this post, you would see that all my pieces, the skirt and dress are A-line with cinched waist. I love to show off my waist, it suits my body type…..
As I am not only tall, I am relatively thin too with a hourglass shape. For me, fitted and flared works when wearing anything short. So, my tip will be to go for the style of mini that suits your body type or shape. Do you know your body type or shape?
I Was Wearing: Zara Tweed Dress | Zara Tweed Blazer | Sophie Hulme Bag | Gianvito Rossi Lena Heels
Other TIPS to Know For Tall Girls
1. It is Okay to Wear Heels
I love a good pair of flats but my go to would always be heels. So, if you like heels, go for heels. This is why it is important to go for the perfect length of mini, so your dress or skirts don’t look too short with heels on. Show off your legs if this is your style – “you’ve got it, then flaunt it”. Why not? 🙂 If flats are your go to, please go for them by all means.
2. Bare Legs or Not?
Yep, I wear mini but I have never been bold enough to try my styling without a pair of panty hose or tights. I find something very classic and classy about tights / panty hose with mini. So, when styling my mini, I style them with tights on.
If you are one who don’t like to bare the legs like myself, wear coloured tights or nude ones. The best pair of tight to wear when trying to create an illusion of bare legs is to wear a nude pair of tights and if you want something not too heavy but coloured, I go for a lightweight pair of black. Go for any colour your fancy. Make your tight game fun 🙂
Wearing Lightweight Pair of Black Tights / Pantyhose
Wearing a Nude Pair of Tights / Pantyhose
And those are my TIPS for tall girls for choosing and wearing mini dresses and skirts. I truly hope that you find it helpful and I hope you enjoyed the styling too. So, what other hacks do your have for tall girls for choosing and wearing mini dresses and skirts? Please do share in the comments.
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