Jane Lynch on Dressing Her Tall Frame: I Like Extra-Long Jeans and a Sturdy Heel

04/11/2014 at 09:30 AM ET

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Contrary to what Gleeks may think, Jane Lynch doesn’t always rock Sue Sylvester’s sizable collection of track suits. The comedian prefers more fashionable clothes — though labels don’t always offer much for her lanky 6-foot figure.

Many Americans (who aren’t sample-size models) run into trouble finding the perfect fit. So this month, O Magazine is highlighting how stars of all shapes and sizes (including Melissa Rauch, Yvette Nicole Brown and Maria Menounos) dress themselves — and they’re sharing tips on how you can achieve your best look, too. In the magazine’s May issue, Lynch discusses how she finds outfits perfect for her body type.

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“Darts are always too high, and the knee is never where it’s supposed to be,” Lynch says. “If I find something that fits, it’s usually a designer’s mistake, and I can never get it again.” Her secret? Stocking up on menswear-inspired items, like Gap’s extra-long jeans and bootcut Elie Tahari pants.

And when she wants to add even more height, Lynch steps into black suede Miu Miu pumps with 2 1/2-inch heels. “I know this sounds so lesbian,” the gay comedian jokes, “but I like a sturdy heel.”

For more on how Lynch and other stars find designer duds perfect for their bodies, check out O‘s “How to Love the Skin You’re In” issue, on stands April 15.

Tell us: What do you think of Lynch’s style philosophy? What are your go-to outfits?

— Michele Corriston

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Gary T Coole on

I think she is quite attractive when she isn’t trying to play such a butch part all the time.

And I wouldn’t mind dating her adn I dont’ think she would mind the fact that I am a guy … after all I must be a Lesbian too … I only go out with girls also.

Marcia on

Jane, I’m not a lesbian and I like a sturdy heel too. Women have things to do, places to go, and stiletto heels are not usually going to cut it.

Amaryllis on

I dunno, fishnets and those shoes don’t look very butch to me.

Smithy on

“This sounds so lesbian…..” What a great quote.

Ally on

I don’t know why people think she is a butch. It’s almost as if you’re not a lipstick lesbian, then your a man. Like she said, a lot of her style is menswear inspired because her height/body type than her sexual orientation. However, since she’s in a higher tax bracket now due to GLEE, she could definitely afford to get custom made and tailored to her body if she want to be fit society’s current definition of feminine, but I wonder it would seem weir to the public as we’re so used to seeing in her track suits, not cause she is a non lipstick lesbian, lesbian.

Susan on

Not sure about the above picture, those shoes and the fishnets……yikes. But Jane, really, many of us heteros like a sturdy heel as well. When you’re pounding the pavement at work, you just ruin the skinny heels. You need to save the “less sturdy” heels for special occasions.

Ru on

Beautiful picture! Not a lesbian, and totally agree, like a sturdy heel. :)

glam on

Chicago loves you Jane! Dolton’s star.Totally agree with the heels lol

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