Got Legs For Days? Top Tips for Buying Tall Fitting Lingerie
We recently posted our tips for finding petite lingerie, and were asked via Twitter to provide some suggestions for folks on the other end of the spectrum as well.
As a sexy six-footer myself - yes, the weather is lovely up here - I've learned the hard way that some styles just do not work on my frame.
To help us all, I've enlisted Lovehoney's lingerie expert Sammi Cole to share her dos and don'ts and some of the most flattering styles for tall lingerie shopping, as well as some suggestions from my personal experience.
Remember: these are only guidelines, you will always look and feel your best when you wear what makes you happy. We'd love to hear your ideas, feel free to leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below.
Tall Lingerie: The Do's and Don'ts
Though choosing lingerie for your size can sometimes seem a little daunting, we have compiled some simple tips to help you find the perfect style, every time:
DO Look for sets that include classic matching bra, panties, and garter belt
DOChoose corsets and basques with a horizontal line across the belly to draw attention to curves
DO Go for longline bras, they're practically made for you
DO Look for adjustable straps or ties that allow you to easily alter the length of the lingerie
DO Choose stretch-to-fit bodystockings that will accommodate your length and fit like a glove - thanks to Lovehoney's forum members for this recommendation
DON'T Bother with mini dresses and super tiny mini skirts, they're bound to be too short
DON'T Be afraid of full-length gowns - they're very flattering and with your height, you can carry them off without fear of tripping or looking swamped
DON'T Go for low-rise panties if you don't want your torso to look longer - high-waisted thongs and shorties are great for creating a more flattering line
DON'T Go for high-cut teddies without an open crotch, as you may find they're quite uncomfortable on longer torsos. Look for lower-cut legs to keep you comfy.
The Best Lingerie for Tall Frames
Best for Exposing Your Bust:
Adjustable shoulder straps are the key to a bodysuit that accommodates a longer torso.
This sheer lace number in cherry red hugs your figure, while leaving the goods exposed.
Underwired open cups complete the look.
Super-soft and stretchy for optimum comfort and style.
Includes 4 removable garter straps for sexing it up with stockings
Best for Full Length Coverage:
Semi opaque black fabric stretches to suit your height from your top to the tip of your toes.
This curve-loving all-in-one dress and stockings combination is an useful addition any lingerie collection.
Wear it alone, or beneath your clothes for a secret reveal.
The high neckline and overall coverage makes this a great base for a show-stopping look.
Best for Shaping:
The longer length offers coverage to the knee with skintight stretch fabric to smooth your figure.
Perfect to wear underneath knee length or long dresses for a sexier look than shapewear.
Lace panels curve down the sides of the body from neckline to hem, emphasizing the hourglass curve of your waist.
Best Cover Up:
This comfortable gown can be worn around the house before getting dressed or for lounging after getting undressed.
Enjoy the smooth all over satin-feel robe in classic black offering many different opportunities for seduction.
Go with the L/XL size for 55 inches of luxurious length.
Thanks to their unique height-based sizing, Kix'ies Thigh Highs are the perfect choice for taller ladies. Sizes B and D fit 5'5" - 6'0" in height, so you never have to worry about stretching them beyond their limits.
Offering a superior grip thanks to the triple silicone bands at the top of each leg, you don't even have to attach these stockings to garters.
The black nylon stretches to mould to your leg and creates a flattering fit. The seam detail to the rear is a classic touch to enhance almost any outfit.
We always want you and your partner to be totally happy with the lingerie you choose, so if there are any problems at all with your final selection, don't forget that our no-questions asked returns policy gives you a year to return or exchange your gift.
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