Last updated: Mar 07, 2008
Linda Aktar | Age: 45
At 5'11", Linda has a lean and athletic shape. Youd think shopping is a dream for someone with her figure, right? Not so much. She says her boyish build doesnt look right in more feminine styles.


1. Casual
A turtleneck is a great way to highlight a long neck. This furry vest adds shape to a small bust. And wide-leg denims give great balance and proportion to a tall, slender figure. Jeans, J Brand ($230); Turtleneck, Esprit ($59.50); Vest, DKNY Jeans ($98); Shoes, Coach ($248); Bag, Kooba ($595).


2. Office
The scoop neckline and curved seam under the bustline on this simple dress give some upper-body oomph. The wide belt defines the waist. And a full box-pleated skirt lends a curvy look to a more boyish build. Dress, Ann Taylor Loft ($89); Shoes, Tory Burch ($295); Belt, Tracy Reese ($195).


3. Dressy
Because shes tall, Linda can—and should!—wear bold, abstract prints. Plus the short hem shows off her great gams. Dress, David Meister ($330); Shoes, Tory Burch ($295); Hose, DKNY Hosiery ($20).


QUICK TIP: If youre tall, flaunt it! Wear heels—just go with a rounded toe for a softer look.