Guest Post: Amazing Dresses that Tall Fashion Bloggers Swear By!

Written by Guest Blogger – Regina Due

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Fashion bloggers have changed the rules in the fashion industry and turned this exclusive world of runways and editorials into something that is more fun and attainable to all of us. Not only that, but some of the best fashion bloggers are dishing out amazing tips on how to mix low with high fashion and rule personal style.

From their amazing Instagram accounts to their swoon worthy looks, the style details shot in amazing locations and their personal photos which make us want to get to know them even more, we can safely say that these women have changed the game and taken over the industry by storm.

I personally started following some of these fashion bloggers to steal their style tips as I am as tall as most of them are. Being a tall girl, I sought ought tall fashion bloggers to get a sense of how they dressed for their height. It was refreshing to see their bold clothing choices and bolder heels they wore despite their height, and so today I wanted to give a shout out to some of these fashionable women and list the dresses they have rocked in style.


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One of the most famous fashion bloggers in the world, Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad knows how to mix high with low fashion and rock incredible looks thanks to her height. One of my favourite looks of Chiara is when she wore this baby doll dress with a pleated detail to Milan Fashion Week this year. Chiara looked like a grunge princess pairing her pretty dress with edgy tights, doc martins and a backpack.

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Andy Torres, the Mexican girl behind Style Scrap Book wasn’t always comfortable with her height but these days she has embraced it and given us all some amazing looks to try for ourselves. I love Andy’s laid back style. Everything she wears looks effortless, as if she just threw something on and went out the door. This midi dress which she paired with a long sleeved top and a pair of booties is a case in point. Even though this dress does not look like a proper midi dress because of Andy’s height taking over, this blogger has proved we can still look amazing rocking a dress which hits right on the knees.

mis pandora tall blogger

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I always avoided wear maxi dresses for a day look as I thought they would make me look taller and bring more attention to my height with all that fabric from head to toe. But when I saw Louise from Miss Pandora wearing a maxing dress with heeled boots(!) I knew I had to get out of my comfort zone and rock one of these pretty dresses. If you are as bold as Louise then pair your maxi dress with heeled shoes but if you are not as confident, then try a pair of flat sandals as I have and start by feeling comfortable wearing a maxi dress as a day look.

natalie off duty blogger

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Model turned fashion blogger, Natalie’s eclectic style is a feast for the eyes. This woman does not shy away from bold patterns or frills and this off the shoulder floral dress proves we should all embrace our height and work in as much colour and pattern as we want to. I love this dress – it is the perfect summer dress and it is so on trend with that off the shoulder detail!

kayture blogger

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I did say I was going to talk dresses but Kristina Bazan, the woman behind fashion blog Kayture has proved how striking long maxi skirts can make you look, especially when you are a tall woman. I love this look Kristina wore for Paris Fashion Week this year. She looks elegant but sexy with that thigh high slit and simple white shirt. There is no doubt about it that this woman, and for that matter, all of these women, have embraced their height and they love playing with fashion.

So what are you waiting for? Your height is your biggest asset, so put on your boldest outfit and never again shy away from things because of your stature!

Diary of a Tall Fashionista: Maxi Dresses for Tall Women

By Tiffany DeLangie – Tall Fashion Writer for Tall Clothing Mall

I consider myself lucky when trends that favor tall women come on the scene. For example, capris (doesn’t matter if they are too short; they are supposed to be), hip length tunics and tees, and now maxi dresses. Us tall women can get away with wearing all of these items in “regular,” but it’s a special bonus when we can find them in tall sizes, which means the proportions will be just right. In anticipation for summer I have already purchased a few maxi dresses and in true Fashionista OCD fashion, I’m always looking for another fun maxi dress. Maxi dresses were just creeping up this time last year and this year they are already all over the place. And when I say all over the place, I mean affordable places that won’t break the bank.

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Styling a maxi dress is fairly simple because they often come in fun prints and patterns that do most of the work. If the pattern is really bold, I recommend wearing a pair of simple silver or gold hoops that match your risk tolerance—really big for fearless females, smaller for the traditionalists. Ballet flats or gladiator sandals look great with maxi dresses but you can also throw on a pair of wedges if the dress is long enough (i.e. covers at least half the heel). One fun attention grabber is to pair metallics with maxi dresses. Look at the colors in the dress to pick the metal that matches and accent those colors by wearing shoes, bag, and jewelry in silver, gold, or bronze. As for bright colors, choose a color at the opposite end or beside it on the color wheel (you never thought you’d use that after 6th grade art class did you?!) to accessorize. For instance if you’re maxi dress is navy blue choose teal or coral jewelry with a big white purse. Or use bright accessories with understated colors, like a bright red purse with a gray, black, or white maxi dress. If your dress is all one color or fairly simple, this is a great opportunity to play dress up by adding a long chunky necklace, fun chandelier or bauble like earrings, metallic gladiator sandals, and a slouchy bag. As you can tell the possibilities are endless.

If you’re not sure how a maxi dress should fit, here are some tips. Make sure the dress reaches your ankles and avoid wearing one that hits that awkward spot between your knee and ankles (that’s what tall sizes will help you to avoid). If you feel like a long dress will make you look too tall (you already know that I think “too tall” is an oxymoron), wear flats and wear your hair down to avoid the extra height piled up hair or ponytails add. Also, if you don’t spend your free time training with a yoga master, no worries! Simply choose a maxi dress with an empire waist, which is flattering on everyone. Also look for a material that isn’t clingy. And if you complain that when you wave goodbye, the wave travels up your arm, I feel your pain. Just wear a shawl, sweater, or denim jacket over your dress.

A tall maxi dress is a must have for this spring and summer! Buy one now before they are all gone and that first gorgeous warm day (for those of you who have already experienced it, good for you…those of us in the Northeast are still anxiously awaiting), wear it with confidence, class, and accessorized!