Got Legs For Days? Top Tips for Buying Tall Fitting Lingerie

Got Legs For Days? Top Tips for Buying Tall Fitting Lingerie

by Krista

on Sep 27, 2016

blogBeing tall can be a challenge when it comes to finding lingerie that fits and flatters.

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:

  1. 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

  2. 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

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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Written by Krista.

Originally published on Sep 27, 2016. Updated on Aug 5, 2020