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Outfits That Flatter Tall Thin Women

by Amanda Rumbalski

Luckily for tall thin women, there are many silhouettes, separates and prints that will flatter statuesque frames. Like other body types, tall slim women have assets they'd like to showcase and body hangups they'd rather downplay. The key is to find flattering pieces that keep the focus on your stature and slim shape.

Emphasize a Small Waist

Tall thin women should invest in a pair of high-waisted wide-leg trousers and have them properly tailored. The high-waisted style highlights a small waist when cinched with a belt, while making a long torso look proportionate by creating an hourglass shape. Layer a matching camisole under a sheer V-neck blouse and tuck it into the waistband of trousers. The V-neck draws eyes downward, creating the illusion of a fuller bust. Continue the fluidity and flaunt your height with a pair of stilettos.

Dress Your Frame

Dresses in different silhouettes and prints can balance proportions and flatter your tall thin shape. An A-line dress adds width to a thin frame without overwhelming it. Sheaths with feminine details like ruffles, peplums and pleats also create the illusion of curves. Tall thin women can carry a large all-over print without being overwhelmed -- just keep the colors classic to avoid looking childish.

Experiment with Separates

Separates are versatile wardrobe items that can be used to emphasize assets or distract from problem areas. Play with color to break up height and to draw attention to the areas you want the focus on. To show off a slim upper body, layer a bright structured blazer over a thin blouse or camisole. The bright color will draw eyes upward so stick with a solid pencil skirt on bottom. A fit-and-flare skirt in a bright color or print creates the illusion of fuller hips and shows off long legs. Further elongate legs with heels in a color similar to your skin tone.

Play with Textures and Fabrics

Different densities and fabrics add dimension to a tall thin frame. Think wool, lace and velvet or chunky sweaters, boyfriend cardigans and sweater dresses. When volume is worn on top, stick with slim silhouettes on the bottom. Skinny jeans, leggings and patterned tights highlight legs and balance your outfit. Layers also work to create proportion and dimension. Layer a crew-neck sweater over a button-down top and throw on a boyfriend cardigan. Keep your bottom half slim with boot-cut or skinny jeans and finish with ankle booties.

About the Author

Based in New York, Amanda Rumbalski embarked on a professional writing career in 2009. Her work has appeared in "Icon" magazine and on Entertainment-Central.com, and she has editorial and styling experience with "Women's Wear Daily," the "New York Daily News" and "Allure" magazine. Rumbalski holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising and marketing communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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