… seeing more and more vendors offering tall clothing styles.
It’s true that short inseams are a fit challenge for tall women, but as the Ann Taylor graphic above notes, it’s not all about the legs. In many cases, tall women have longer torsos, longer arms, AND longer legs so the proportions of regular sizes just don’t work on their frames. And it’s great to see more and more brands dipping into the world of tall sizes. Still frustrating to find that most of these options are online only – which is also the case for many plus size lines within certain brands – but at least the selection is broadening. Here’s an abbreviated list of tall resources, including a few that have hopped on the bandwagon fairly recently:
Amazon – You’ll need to do some weeding, but the left rail can help you narrow down the field. Pant options abound.
Ann Taylor – 0T – 18T in some styles. A great resource for tall work wear.
Anthropologie – Pants only, but includes a variety from palazzos to crops to gauchos to boyfriend jeans.
ASOS – A fabulous place to look for edgy and trendy items. They’ve got jumpsuits, leggings, skirts, dresses, and more.
Avenue – This plus retailer only offers pants in tall sizes, but they’ve typically got five or six classy pairs available.
Banana Republic – Great for office staples like button-front shirts and wrap dresses.
Boden – Dresses, skirts, and pants are generally available in “long” lengths, though I’m guessing it really is just an inseam/hem length adjustment since Boden calls out its petite sizes. Up to 18L.
Eddie Bauer – A great resource for activewear and outerwear. Also stocks dozens of tops and pants proportioned for tall frames.
Elle Mayers – An activewear line that focuses exclusively on tall women!
Gap – Tops are cut with longer sleeves and length and a lower waistline, pants have a longer inseam and lower knee position.
J.C. Penney – Affordable basics and work wear from house brands as well as Liz Claiborne and St. John’s Bay.
J.Jill – Relaxed casual wear from 4T – 18T.
J.Crew – Blazers and suiting, shirts, skirts, and dresses. Sadly, no sweaters.
LOFT – Basics and trends mixed together, and a slightly younger vibe which means shorter hemlines despite tall lengths.
Long Elegant Legs – A pretty comprehensive resource, stocking everything from workwear and casualwear to PJs, jackets, shapewear, and activewear.
Mommy Long Legs – Tall maternity clothing. A small selection, but the pieces look versatile.
Old Navy – Affordable tops, dresses, and super cute sweaters. Surprisingly few pants, but they do stock a handful of jeans, cords, and leggings.
One Stop Plus – Mostly a fairly plain selection of pants with a few skirts, dresses, and jackets sprinkled in.
Simply Tall – Lots of options, including two great name brands: Tribal and Pendleton
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Pretty Tall Style is one of my regular reads, and I very much miss Thirty-five Inch Inseam. Anyone else follow style blogs run by tall women? What other tall shopping resources can you share? I’d especially love to hear any reviews of Long Tall Sally, which seemed like the only game in town for AGES.
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