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We don’t catch many breaks when it comes to finding clothes that fit well while also being stylish and flattering. Not only do we have the issue of dressing for our height, we also have to dress for our shape.

However, here at 6 Foot Fashion, we believe it is a blessing. Why would you want to look like everybody else? We call these pear-shaped goddesses, ‘Inbetweenies’. An ‘Inbetweenie’ is a woman who can shop at regular stores and at plus size stores – double the choice! Unfortunately, a lot of plus size stores, seem to think if you are curvy you are short and vice versa.

So, what are the pros and cons when it comes to shopping for the pear shape and how can you rock this seasons style confidently?

The Struggles

  • Trouser waistbands either sit on the widest part of your hips, creating that not so tasty muffin top or leaving a gap at the back.

 

  • Swimming cozzies. Where to begin? We end up with the neckline somewhere under our boobs and a front wedgie so uncomfortable it changes our pitch when we speak, as there is never enough material to cover our whole torso.

 

  • Midi dresses turn into mini dresses and maxi dresses turn into midis. We find ourselves ordering the opposite style to get the look we want. Not to mention dress waistbands tend to sit under the bust rather than the waist – the same for jumpsuits!

The Blessings

  • Our legs look AMAZING in pencil and midi skirts.

 

  • Us tall women can pull off the wide leg pants look very easily, without looking short and frumpy AND we can wear them without heels! (the bootcut and flares are coming back in a huge way).

 

  • Over the knee boots are knee-high boots for us, showing off those luscious legs!

 

  • We can save money and buy men’s trackies and shirts etc. Men’s shirts can look fabulous on us when styled correctly and fit nicely over our plentiful busts!

What to Wear

The ‘A-Line’: When choosing skirts, coasts or dresses, look for A-line options. These are tall and curvy ladies best friend! A-line is the super flattering apparel that shows off the waist and legs but skims the bum giving a sexy silhouette effect. Team up with our shapewear collection for an even smoother finish.

Long Tops: Avoid short tops and t-shirts that seem to cut you off at the middle. These will only emphasize the size difference between your top and bottom. Look for long camis, t-shirts and tall kimonos that are long enough to hit the hips at the widest part.

Look at Pear-Shaped Celebrities for Inspiration

We can’t all afford our own stylists, but we can take a look at people who can. With ever-more accepting standards of beauty in Hollywood (and about time!). Real women can find helpful examples of how to style our fruitful shapes, especially if you’re 5’10 and up from icons like Blake Lively, Geena Davis, Serena Williams and Charlize Theron!

 

Here at 6 Foot Fashion, our focus is on celebrating tall ladies from all walks of life. In light of Wimbledon, we have created a list of our favourite tennis heroes, who were #blessed with the gift of height. From Williams to Sharapova, we’ve got you covered!

Venus Williams Wimbledon 6 Foot Fashion

Venus Williams – 6’1”     

Country: US | Turned  Pro: 1994

Of course, we have to start with one of the all-time greats of women-tennis. This four-time Olympic gold medallist with seven grand slam titles is the only tennis player to have won a medal at four separate Olympic games and hold the record for the most Grand Slams ever played. #AdvantageTall

Ana Ivanović – 6’

Country: Serbia & Montenegro | Turned Pro: 2003

Ana is a former world champion and Grand Slam title winner who competed as a pro unti 2016. She’s also one of Time Magazine’s ‘30 Legends of Women’s Tennis’ and was included on the list of ‘Top 100 Greatest Players Ever’ By Matthew Cronin. Another example of a tall woman whose completely smashed it!

Lindsay Davenport – 6’ 2 ½”

Turned Pro: 1993 | USA

Lindsay may not have played at this years Wimbledon but we believe she deserves a spot on our list! She was the world’s no.1 on 8 different occasions, an Olympic gold medal winner and an International Tennis Hall of Fame honoree. She is most famous for playing in the longest women’s final in Wimbledon history! Definitely, #AdvantageTall when it comes to this sport!

 

Petra Kvitova – 6’

Country: Czech Republic | Turned Pro: 2006

Petra is the second highest-ranked left-handed player with 20 career singles titles, including two Wimbledon Grand Slams, reaching her career-high of world no.2 in 2011.

 

Maria Sharapova – 6’2”

Country: Russia | Turned Pro: 2001

Forbes named her as the highest paid female athlete in the world for 11 years #Boss!. Sharapova is the only Russian to earn a career Grand Slam. This female tennis legend is known for her stylish fashion choices and is a perfect example of how us tall girls do it best!

Having larger feet can make shoe shopping a bit of a challenge, the should-be magical words of ‘shoe shopping’ actually sends us into a bit of a panic. Few stores stock anything larger than an 8, and those who do often sell out immediately. However, since the 20th century the average shoe size for women has grown and is still growing! It is nothing to be ashamed of and more of something to be proud of, check out our collection of shoes for tall women – and yes, you can wear heels!

Us tall girls have more than a few perks: actually being able to see at a gig, being able to reach that chocolate from the top shelf in the supermarket without toppling the whole shelf and making heads turn by simply putting on a pair of heels. But as we know, the shopping #struggle is more than real. Here at 6 Foot Fashion, we have created a list of our most relatable tall girl problems…

#1 Ladders After Ladders

 

Are you a girl who is always trying to find a pair of tights that won’t slip down past your knees before the end of the morning commute?

Whether your legs are long, or your torso is longer, it can be seriously tricky finding a pair of tights that won’t force you to pull them up so much that they rip holes in your feet. Tights can put us tall girls in a bad mood right from the beginning of the already stressful day, and when you’re laddering 2-3 pairs a week from wiggling and stretching just to keep them on, it becomes a financial burden similar to a bank loan – a burden we don’t deserve.

Why not check out our range of Falke Tights, ideal for travel, long days at work and fab nights out – ladder free!

#2 Dress or a Shirt?

That feeling when you order the perfect dress for the wedding in the summer… it arrives and it fits you like a t-shirt or something you may have worn when you were a teenager.

I’m sure by now you will be more than used to the disappointment of your dress looking like you’ve forgotten your trousers, but here at 6 Foot Fashion we have solved this problem, we have a wide range of dresses for tall women which take out the anxiety of online shopping.

#3 ‘Cropped Jeans’

Finding jeans that go past your ankles can be an impossible task. Us tall girls have a wardrobe full of ‘fashionably cropped’ jeans – and having to play it off as if we bought them with that intention.

Our trousers for tall women are carefully designed to suit any body type and are guaranteed to not give you that ankle chill!

#4 Chilly Wrists

When we’re not wasting time pulling up our tights were trying to pull down our sleeves. Us long-limbed girls may be able to find gloves that fit us in the winter but when our sleeves are too short our wrists suffer.

Check out our tall women tops, tunics and shirts to ensure you keep the ¾ length sleeves deliberate.

6 Foot Fashion x

 

 

 

 

“It’s been a very long time since I’ve felt the warmth on the back of my neck sat outside in the garden, let alone dress for the sunshine.

However, if you’re from the UK then you’ll know that we’ve been blessed with some glorious spells of sunshine recently and I want to share with you two staple pieces that are essential for my Spring / Summer wardrobe.

This Floral Longline Kimono from 6 Foot Fashion is a beautiful piece that dresses up any outfit. It’s so lightweight and can be styled many ways. Here, you can see I’ve paired it with some skinny jeans, and a red bodysuit to pick out the colour in the flowers.

This is definitely going to be something I wear a hell of a lot throughout the warmer months because it’s perfect to wear in the day and in the evenings when it gets a little cooler and you want something to throw on over stappy tops – oh and you might even see me wearing this in Cyprus later this year.

And the other staple piece this season is this beautiful Leather Cross Body Bag. You really notice the quality as soon as you unpack the bag – the smell of leather and the sturdy yet soft material. The size is just perfect – not too big and bulky for those summer days out, yet not too small. The thing I really love about this bag is the detailing on the chain and the fact you can alter the length accordingly.

This bag is definitely a day and evening bag – especially with the different zip up compartments. You can get this bag in a range of colours and is a definite must have!”

Katie Braithwaite

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle Blogger for Taller Women