Have you ever thought why nobody thinks of taller girls while styling tips? The internet is overflowing with content for average height girls but so little is talked about tall girls' fashion advice. Maybe it's because tall girls can pull off any look. Or maybe nobody thinks they need any. Or maybe because, the average Indian woman's height is 5 feet (according to Imperial College London), so the popular articles are written keeping in mind the average height. So, if you are above 5'5" then you are considered tall and this is the ideal article for you.Before learning about various outfits for weddings just read some basic ideas for a balanced look for a tall woman. Sometimes too much height doesn't flatter the end look of your outfit so learn the art of balancing with this blog. So, here are some Dos and Don'ts to keep in mind before buying an outfit for yourself:
You know this is the thing for which short women envy you. You can rock a colour contrasting outfit with ease. Monochrome pattern is generally preferred by short girls as it creates one straight line which makes an illusion of taller height and you don't have to do it because you're already blessed with tall height. So without being concerned of looking short you can try various colour palates and mic-match them to achieve a stylish look.
Don't shy away from trying different colour combinations, especially the light and bright hues. These colours will devise a balanced look by complementing your height and not accentuating it further. You may want to avoid dark colours as they make you look taller than your actual height.
Your height and legs will steal the spotlight when you'll wear sharara, palazzo, etc. Outfits with heavy work or volume on the bottom will make you look amazing. These clothes will highlight your long legs. The idea is to flaunt your graceful legs rather than hiding them. Heavy flared salwar and dhoti salwar will also help you to achieve this.
Horizontal patterns and bold prints will make a neutralised look while vertical patterns and small prints create an illusion of greater height. So, don't shy away from trying big and bold patterns. Look for empire lines and big borders in the garments. Big and bulky prints will take away the attention from your tall height creating a balanced look.
Fabric with heavy embroidery work looks best on tall girls. Go for fabrics like cotton, organza, brocade or silk. Materials that will add volume to your body will make you look good. Soft flowy materials won't flatter your body, for instance chiffon or gorget.
Designs like turtlenecks, boat necks will hide your neckline which will eventually result in a proportionate look. Deep plunging neckline visually lengthens the neck so you may want to avoid it.
If your sleeves are way too thin then you should not go for a sleeveless design as it will focus on your thin arms and will not be visually appealing. Instead, opt for off-shoulder sleeves, three quarter sleeves or full sleeves. Try to choose designs which make your forelimbs appear thicker. The designs could be puffed sleeves or bell sleeves or ruffle sleeves with a transparent material.
Now that you know the basics, you can jump to the styling tips for traditional wear during a wedding, which is quite perplexing with so many options:
Tall women look stunning in sarees, in fact sarees are such outfits in which anyone can look beautiful. But you have an advantage with your height as you can flaunt your midriff in a saree. Design a short blouse to show off your slender waist. You can also try printed sarees, big prints, etc.
Kurti can make or break your look. So it is important to choose the right one. If you don't want to draw attention to your height, short length kurtis will be perfect as they will divide your body in parts rather than a straight line. You still can wear a long length kurti with a skirt or sharara.
If you don't mind highlighting your legs and height then you must try a high slit. This is super versatile, pair it with a pair of jeans and you're good to go for Ganesha Pooja, Sangeet or Haldi ceremony.
Long kurtis along with skirt, sharara or punjabi patiala also elevate your styling and will give you a proportionate look. It is important not to pair straight palazzo with long kurtis as they will result in disproportionation.
Asymmetric kurtas are also great for tall women.
Palazzo worn with crop tops and shrugs will create an overall balanced look. The look will accentuate the beauty of your slim legs. Different colours, patterns and shapes make it a versatile piece of clothing.
Anarkali with big bold prints will look lovely on tall girls. When paired with tight pants it looks more appealing. Avoid tight fitted trousers with other garments if you don't want a focus on your thin legs or height.
Peplum tops draw attention towards your waistline and in a way balance the tall height with the overall body. Try to pair them with a skirt, sharara or palazzo pants for a gorgeous steady look.
Lehenga will easily complement your body. Wear a lehenga, paired with a blouse having short sleeves, and keep it below the belly button to flaunt your waistline. Style the dupatta like a shawl to create a horizontal lining for a balanced look. Look for wider or heavily embellished borders in lehenga.
When styling a dupatta make sure that you do not pin it on only one side as it creates an illusion of a taller appearance and you don't need it. So, try to pin it on both shoulders or place it around your elbows from behind. You can also wear it in a high neck style.
Using a belt in your outfit will make the look more structured. It will define your waistline. You can also try a kamarband. You can experiment with their multiple designs which are available in the market.
As your height is tall enough you can easily pull off heavy jewelry or statement pieces. Layers of necklaces can be worn for creating an illusion of shortness. Pearls and coloured stone studded jewelry will highlight your best features.
For earrings, tall women must opt for longer shaped earrings. It will make you appear more balanced. In case of small studded earrings, an illusion of a small face will be created which makes the overall look disproportionate.
Bangles with thin width will make your body appear a lot thinner than it actually is. This look will not flatter your tall height, instead try to wear a large number of bangles to even out the proportion.
The best thing about being tall is that your world is filled with many options for Indian wear or simply any clothes. With these styling tips you can elevate your sense of fashion. In all these tips the jist is to create a balanced look. So, next time you're heading towards a shop, keep in mind these tips to select the best outfit for you and remember to embrace your height with a smile and confidence, which will make your personality sparkle.