The Best Fashion for Tall Women
Things are looking up in the world of fashion. Meet 5 women 5'10" and taller who love every inch of themselves.
By Lambeth Hochwald
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the January 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Annelise Peterson, 29, 5'11"
Peterson, a fashion publicist, takes the edge off all black with different textures, mixing a beaded shift (Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti) with shiny hose (Wolford). The dress's A-line shape adds a bit of width to her thin frame. "When I was young, tall wasn't cute," says Peterson. Then, at 16, she visited her sister in New York City: "I got treated like a model! It's chic to be tall here." Short skirts and single-color ensembles can be tricky for women of stature, but Peterson is young and irreverent enough to get away with rule-breaking choices.
Earrings, H.Stern; ring, Jill Jacobson; clutch, Burberry; shoes, Sergio Rossi