Jane Lynch

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Jane Lynch, 53
Body Type: Tall
At six feet, Lynch, who plays scheming Sue Sylvester on Glee and hosts Hollywood Game Night, says finding clothes that fit is quite the challenge. "Darts are always too high," she says, "and the knee is never where it's supposed to be." Lynch favors menswear-inspired pants and jackets. "If I find something that fits, it's usually a designer's mistake, and I can never get it again."

What She Knows Works for Sure
Gap extra-long jeans, bold cuffs from jewelry designer Alexis Bittar ("I don't wear a lot of jewelry, so I like to make a statement"), black Elie Tahari slim bootcut pants, and for shoes black suede two-and-a-half-inch Miu Miu pumps. "I know this sounds so lesbian, but I like a sturdy heel."

O Creative Director Adam Glassman's Take

A vibrant Black Halo Eve gown shows off Lynch's arms; the plunging neckline is sexy without being over-the-top.

If you're tall...
Look for horizontal details—stripes, belts, waist-length jackets and ankle-strap shoes—to counteract a beanpole look. If you find an item you like, buy it in multiples.

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If you have larger feet, as many tall women do, Nordstrom.com carries up to size 14.

Dress, Black Halo Eve, $850. Earrings, Max and Chloe. Necklace, Lele Sadoughi. Bracelet, Dina Mackney. Shoes, SJP.