Reader’s Week Spring 2007: Lynn Suggests Maternity Tops for Tall Women

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My favorite fashion tip is if your tall and/or long torso-ed and you find that tops are never quite long enough, you should definitely check out (bear with me) buying some maternity tops.

If you get them a size smaller than what you normally wear, they’ll be fitted enough so that no one would be able to guess that you’re wearing a maternity top and long enough so you don’t have a gap of back skin showing when you sit down or bend over. My advice is to always try them on, since some tops have slack in the belly area (and I’ve never had any fitting room attendant say, “Ohhh, Congratulations!”—so try not to worry about that). Also, if your ego can’t take anyone ever finding out you’re wearing maternity (mine can’t), just cut out the tag. Try the maternity lines at stores like Old Navy and H&M because their clothes are always current, inexpensive and figure flattering.