I apologize for being a bit behind in tall personal shopping requests. Apparently the Internet service providers in my new town are backlogged, so it took me longer than I anticipated to get hooked up. But, I’m back and ready to serve you.
Today’s tall personal shopping request is for a a woman who is 63 years young! She is 5’11″ tall and wears a size 18-20 in tops. For pants she wear a size 16-18 with a 34″-35″ inseam length.
My client is still in the work force and is looking for career minded clothing especially in pants and tops. Her special challenge is that carries some extra weight around the belly. She has no budget constraints, but would like some ideas on items that would work for her body type.
I really want you to focus on basic good quality items that you can mix and match with other items in your wardrobe. That way you can wear these pieces for years. Add more color with bright accessories such as necklaces, scarves and handbags.
To camouflage a tummy, empire waist tops look great as they accentuate the narrowest part of your torso and then flow over your curves. Layering pieces such as blazers and vests also help disguise figure flaws. Here are two outfits that I put together for you:
- Ponte Twill Flare Trousers - 35″ Inseam. I love the feel of ponte knit, as it’s thicker, softer and much more forgiving than regular knit. These pants are easy to dress up or down. They will be your go to comfy pants as they match just about everything.
- Karen Kane Woman Kimono-Sleeve Blouse - the empire waist is great at camflouaging tummies.
- Easy Street Pumps - available to size 12
- Kenneth Cole New York Silver-Tone Square Post Hoop Earrings
- Anne Klein Large Tote
- Washable Stretch Tall Blazer - available to size 20. (4 colors). I like the fact that you don’t have to dry clean this blazer, plus the stretch makes it comfortable for all day wear.
- Lace Inset Tall Shirt - feminine style to wear alone or under a blazer or sweater.
- Brushed Chino Pants - 34″, 36″ and 38″ inseams to size 18.
- Paprika Bead Bib Necklace - adds a beautiful pop of color.
- Magid Metalic Mix Stripe Paper Straw Large Rope Tote
- Softspots Pumps - available to size 12.
- Printed Wrap Top modern print in red or blue.
- Solid Pullover Tunic Blouse - longer length for wearing out or tucking in. 4 colors.
- Sleeveless Wrap Blouse 3 colors. Perfect layering under a suit or blazer.
- Foxcroft Wrinkle Free Shaped Shirt polished basic style.
- Wrinkle-Free Tall Shirt - 6 colors.
- Kelly by Clinton Kelly 3/4 Sleeve Top with Wrap Detail 4 colors.
- You may also like these wrinkle-free tops.
I have also completed another tall personal shopping request similar to this request. You may wish to see it: