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You don't have to have the perfect body to look amazing; just find the clothing styles that work best with your body type, with the help of these videos.
You Will Need
- Waist-length jackets
- Kitten heels
- Short or flared skirts
- A-line dresses
- High-waisted trousers
- Skinny jeans
- Big prints
- Bright colors
- Nipped-in jackets (optional)
- Knee-high boots (optional)
Break up your long vertical silhouette with horizontal lines – stripes; thick belts, especially in a contrasting color; shoulder details, and waist-length jackets.
Wear kitten heels, which are slim heels one and a half inches to two inches tall; they make legs look better than flats. Avoid chunky shoes with thick heels.
Tuck it in
Tuck shirts into pants to create a visual break between your legs and your torso. Tucking pants into boots also looks good on tall women.
Skirt the issue
Wear skirts that end above or at the knee. If you like a longer skirt, choose one that's flared to prevent a stick-straight vertical line. A-line dresses work for the same reason. If you wear a pencil skirt, team it with a blouse in a contrasting color.
Get a leg up
If you have a long torso, shorten it with high-waisted trousers. If you've got long, toned legs, show them off in skinny jeans.
Use prints to your advantage
Use big prints and bright colors to your advantage: Wear them on top to distract from a bigger bottom half; wear them below to downplay a generous bosom.