If you’ve been staying away from dresses because you’re afraid that they just won’t fit right, we’re here to help. Wearing a dress is super easy when it fits well, but unfortunately, because they’re so simple, the fit must be perfect if you want to look your best.
This doesn’t just apply to dresses that are form-fitting or tight. Even loose, flowing dresses can easily look messy if they don’t fit well.
Getting the Fit Right on Dresses for Tall Women
Every dress style has a different fit. A mini skater dress is going to fit a lot differently than a maxi dress with a long, tiered skirt. However, there are two areas to focus on when sizing and fitting dresses.
Shoulders and Bust
Regardless of the style of dress, the shoulder seams (if there are any) should sit neatly at your shoulder blade. If it’s too tight, it will pull up closer to your neck, and will likely result in a dress that’s uncomfortably tight in the shoulders, back, and bust. If it’s too loose, it’s an instant indication that the dress is sized incorrectly.
The next place to keep an eye on when fitting a dress is the hem. While there are lots of hemline options available, a dress should never be so long it drags on the floor or be so short that it makes you feel self-conscious. This will change depending on whether you wear heels or flats, so keep that in mind before you make a purchase.
When it comes to picking out dresses, many tall women avoid mini or even midi dresses because they’re worried that their legs will be too long for these styles.
We wholeheartedly disagree! The perfect mini or midi dress is out there for everyone – you just have to find a style that works for you.
Another great example is our tall shirt dresses, which hit right above the knee. The full sleeves and open resort-style collar give these a touch of class, while the mid-thigh length adds a bit of flirtation.
Our swing dresses look incredible on taller women because they’re sized generously, and show a flattering amount of leg without being too short.
Long Dresses for Tall Women
Maxi dresses for tall women are a perfect choice. They’re super flattering, and make any taller lady look like a Grecian goddess. However, you still need to ensure that you’re getting the fit right.
Our tall jersey maxi dresses are cut specifically for taller women, with a hem that ends right at the ankle bone. The scoop neck and thicker tank top straps make these the perfect option for dressing up or down this summer.
Whether you love a short dress or rock a maxi dress, there are no wrong choices when it comes to dresses for tall women. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable.
This year, shop all of our favorite dress options for summer at American Tall. Our styles are always designed and manufactured with tall women in mind. Shop online today to explore our newest styles for summer.