Every Celeb Over 5'8" Owns These 3 Basics


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I've already discussed the fall trends I'm wearing as a 5'10" fashion editor, but in case you'd like a tall celebrity's point of view, I've got you covered there too. Celebrities often get a bad rap for being unrelatable, but there are plenty of ways you can identify with them if you pay close enough attention. Case in point: Celebrities over 5'8" often wear wardrobe basics that all tall girls rely on time and time again. 

For instance, Serena Williams (5'9") and Blake Lively (5'10") are both on the same page about which fall jacket trend to try, while Nicole Kidman (5'10") and Karlie Kloss (6'2") are in agreement over the practical yet chic shoes that don't add unneeded height. Scroll down to shop the basics tall celebrities always wear. 

Slouchy, Oversize Jackets

Taller women often have broader shoulders, making certain clothing items a challenge. Speaking from personal experience, well-fitting jackets are particularly hard to find for my tall frame. I always need to size up so that it fits in the shoulders, but then it often ends up being too large elsewhere. Other than getting a tailor involved, my key is to find relaxed, loosely fitting jackets, which are much easier for tall women to wear straight off the rack. 


Blake Lively, 5'10"
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Michelle Obama, 5'11"
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Serena Williams, 5'9"
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Fancy Flats

No, I'm not here to say that taller women can't wear heels. It's just that many of us choose to wear more practical footwear so we don't stick out like a sore thumb—celebrities included. At 5'11", Nicole Kidman knows the power of a fancy flat, which can be just as dressy as any pair of heels in existence. 


Nicole Kidman, 5'11"
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Karlie Kloss, 6'2"
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Leg-Baring Party Dress

If you've got it, flaunt it. Long legs are a major perk of being tall, and celebrities like 5'10" Zendaya and 5'9" Gywneth Paltrow know how to take full advantage. 


Zendaya, 5'10"
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Gwyneth Paltrow, 5'9"
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Next, the five Nicole Kidman basics everyone should own in 2020

Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.