Tall Personal Shopping: Long Legs with Short Waist

Client Profile for Tall Personal Shopping:

Age – 33 years old tall woman

Height/Sizes – 6′ tall, size 10-12, 36″ Inseam, Large Chest DD, Fairly Short Waist

Other Info: Mom to 2 small kids, loves the look of belted tunics and cardigans, but with her large chest and short waist, feels like it’s not a good look.

Wants:  Affordable Fall looks in tops for work, outings with her girlfriends, and outfits for running errands with kids.

Tall Snob Responds:

My first thought was you are lucky that you don’t have a long torso. As I find it’s a huge challenge to find longer length shirts.  But, I can see that with a large chest that doesn’t leave a lot of room before you reach your waist area and it can be hard to get the proportions right.  I imagine you still need tall sizes shirts to get the sleeves long enough.  The good thing is that your long legs will be the attention grabber, so flaunt them!

While doing some research, I came across a fabulous guide called A Short Waisted Women’s Guide from Someone Who Knows! I think the advice is spot-on, especially the following piece of info:

how to dress if top heavy and short waisted

After reading the above article, I think the advice is great, so I’ve put together some “tall” outfits based on the guide.

Let’s start with work clothing. Wrap dresses are perfect for large chested ladies and according to the guide above, they will be your best option. Here’s 4 choices in tall wrap dresses and they wash well too. (As a Mother, I hate having to get clothes dry cleaned).

Tall Wrap Dresses

wrap dresses for tall women

Next, here are a few outfits going with the guide of darker on top with lighter pants or skirts on the bottom. Tops should be simplier and free of ruffles and adornments. V-necks tops will be your best bet when you have a large chest as they draw the eye in slimming the upper area.  You can easily mix and match these items and dress them up or down depending on your shoes and accessories.

Mix & Match For Work or Casual

how to dress if you have a short torso and long legs

Casual Looks, Yet Still Looking Put Together

casual tall women's outfit

  • Long Tall Sally – False Wrap Tee – also in purple. $65
  • Alloy – Tall Skinny Jean – many colors in  37″ inseams. $30
  • Long Tall Sally – Tall Peplum Top – a great look to draw the eye down towards your legs.
  • Long Tall Sally – Richmond Straight Jeans – 36″ inseam.
  • Maurices – Studded Burnout Tee– you need some cute t-shirts for home and v-necks are going to look the best.
  • Elle Mayers – Living It Up Tall Pants – looks great at the gym, at home or running errands.$54

Well that’s all for now! I hope this tall personal shopping request fits your tastes.

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