Category Archives: Tall Tricks

Tall Trick: Opt for ‘Fit and Flare’ Dresses

Elevated Style | Kate Spade Dress 1

Kate Spade Dress (from Marshalls); Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Leather Pumps; Bauble Bar Sparkle Anchor Studs; Express Wristlet; Forever 21 Bangles; Vintage Bracelet

Elevated Style | Kate Spade Dress 2

Elevated Style | Kate Spade Dress 3

I was so excited to find a huge selection of Kate Spade dresses at Marshalls the other day. I tried on quite a few and landed on the one shown above. It was one of the only styles that fit me properly. The other Kate Spade dresses were more fitted through the hip area, which didn’t bode well on my taller frame. Such a common problem for me when dress shopping! This dress, however, cinches in at my waist and flares out at my hips. Being tall, I normally have better luck with these ‘fit and flare’ dresses.

I can see myself wearing this dress to work or out for a date night. I kept the styling simple—a classic black and white color combo can go a long way.

Readers: Have you tried ‘fit and flare’ dresses?

Tall Trick: Dresses as Shirts

Elevated Style | J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton Yellow 1

H&M Striped Shirt; J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton; Ralph Lauren Zabrina Pumps; Vintage Bracelets (similar); Tommy Hilfiger Sunglasses, DL40

Elevated Style | J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton Yellow 2

The striped shirt I’m wearing is actually meant to be a dress! Of course, it’s not quite long enough for me to wear as a dress (common problem for tall women), but that’s okay. Sometimes you just have to be a little creative.

Above, I’m wearing it tucked into a vibrant pencil skirt. I thought the neutral stripes would balance out the bright citron color.

On a different note, I’m moving today so it may be more than a few days before my next post. Have a good weekend!

Readers: Will you try wearing a dress as a shirt?

Tall Trick: Block Heels

Elevated Style | Calvin Klein Blaine Pumps 3
[spacer size=”.5″]Elevated Style | Calvin Klein Blaine Pumps 2

Block heels are great for tall women because they help balance out height. As you can see, they have just the right amount of mass and structure to support my taller frame.

Besides looking great, an added advantage to wearing block heels is that they are far more comfortable (and less wobbly!) than dainty heels. I can practically run in them! I can also see myself dancing in these…TGIF!

Readers: Have you tried block heels?