Personal Shopping: Semi-Formal Tall Outfit for NYC

Client: 5’10” tall, 31 years old, 140lb.

Sizes: XS, Small or 4 in the waist, 34″ Inseam, Rectangle Shape, Size 11 Shoe

Budget: $100 budget (give or take)

Wants:  Semi-formal attire for a trip to New York traveling in mid-May. She’s need a complete look to wear to her aunt’s 70th birthday party. She doesn’t like heels, but should possibly wear a kitten heel. She likes her clothes to come below her knees and likes casual/contemporary styles.  She normally wears t-shirts with jeans or capris and sandals and needs help with dressing up her style. “Due to me being on the skinner and tall side it has always been difficult for me to find clothing that “I” feel  look good on me.


Tall Snob Responds:  Thank you for reaching out for suggestions. It sounds like a fun trip for you to get together with your family.   I’ve put together two looks for you, but did find it impossible to stay within your budget with accessories.  The first one is for a dress, be sure and choose the “long” sizes and make sure the measurements will come long enough for you. This shape is great for you as the flared skirt balances o


Tall Dress

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Boden’s Amelie Dress – since you don’t really need tall in the shirts, this dress has added length when you choose the “long” sizes. Double check the measurements to see if it will work for you. Choose from red or navy.

Long Bead Necklace.  Clancey Wedge Shoes.

Black and White Tall Outfit

Next is a classic black and white look – as you can never go wrong with these colors.  I’ve dressed it up with a gold necklace and sandals with gold. Plus, a pop of color in the blouse makes the outfit. When you return from your trip, these pieces can easily be added into your everyday wardrobe. If you prefer a skirt, here is one that you may love.

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 Tall Peplum Blouse.  Tall White Jacket– this material is dressy. Sparkling Black & Gold Necklace

Tall Straight Leg Pants – 34″ inseam. Black & Gold Sandals

Take $10 off purchases of $50 or more or take $30 off purchases of $100 or more at JCPenney for the blouse and jacket. Use code: DOLPHIN2. Some exclusions apply. Online only through 5/3.

Happy Shopping!

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