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Both Style.com editor Derek Blasberg and fashion expert Stacy London don't hide the fact that they endorse the use of high heels for tall women. When you're tall, you can potentially pull off any heel height. But that doesn't mean that anything goes; some heels just won't work for you. Make sure to keep your focus on comfort and style for a double win.
Pant Length and Heels
As a tall lady, it may be challenging for you to find pants long enough for your lengthy legs. Remember that a high heel shortens the distance between your pant hem and the floor. Unfortunately, if you own a pair of pants that are the perfect length with flats, they won't work with heels. Keep hems no more than 1 inch above the floor for the best look. Otherwise, you're risking a fashion faux pas.
Experiment with Heels
As a tall diva, you can pull off high heels that your shorter girlfriends can't touch. For instance, no matter what your weight, you have the potential to wear the highest of heels with style -- whereas a shorter, heavier person would risk looking like she was teetering on stilts when wearing stilettos. Also, heels with rounded toes are perfect for tall girls. While the rounded toe tends to shorten the look of the leg, ladies with height don't have to worry about that.
Heels You Can Handle
Even though sky-high heels are proportionate with your height, it doesn't mean that you should go to extremes. If you can't comfortably strut your stuff in a pair of high heels, ditch them. Style guru Stacy London recommends that women make sure they can bend their knees comfortably in any pair of heels they consider wearing.
When you slip into a pair of high heels, you instantly add inches to your height. But you also gain something else: poise. In an article on Oprah.com, footwear designer Kathryn Kerrigan reveals that tall women stand straighter and hold themselves more confidently in heels. If you're prone to slouching to hide your height, step into that pair of pumps and embrace your statuesque self.