No doubt about it, a skirt made for a person of average height often looks like a street walker’s skirt on a tall person! I used to get so frustrated as a teenager when my shorter little sister could wear a skirt without my father blinking his eye, but when I put on that same skirt, he wouldn’t let me out of the house.
Long legs are an asset, but maybe you don’t necessarily want to look like a street walker when you’re just running to the post office. This cute denim skirt is short, but long enough to keep a girl feeling like she can bend over without showing the world her undies. Cute pockets and button styling makes this a good basic for any one’s wardrobe.
Buy online: Long Tall Sally
Price: £35.00 (about $70 USD)
Eddie Bauer is known for quality clothes that will last, and they have a nice selection of tall clothes. Their style is a bit more conservative, but you can often find cute things that don’t make you look frumpy.
I like this car coat available in size tall because it’s got a bit of a cinch at the waist so you don’t end up feeling like you’re a walking sofa. Plus, it’s a lighter weight “car coat” so you won’t sweat to death shopping for cans of tomatoes after driving to the grocery store in a snow storm.
Buy online: Eddie Bauer
Price: On sale $109.00 (regularly $159.00)
Okay so we can find places for long pants and even some tops and sweaters, but what about those of us who like to sleep in some comfortable pajamas?
Long enough pajamas can be a bear to find. We can’t just waltz into Old Navy or the Gap and snatch up those cute print pajama pants without sacrificing ankle coverage. And let’s get real, when we want to lounge around in PJs, we probably haven’t shaved our legs, and having all that prickly nonsense stick out down below ruins the lazy vibe.
The US Tall Girls shop has a slew of cozy sleep wear and robes just for us. But hurry, a lot of it is on sale and the sizes are going fast!
Buy online: Tall Girls
Price: $19.88 and up
I’m a sucker for a puff sleeve, and this sweater, er, “jumper” has just enough poof. Available from a store located in the UK, they’ll happily ship to those of us in the states in desperate need of a cozy sweater that fits.
Buy online: Dorothy Perkins
Price: £12.00 (about $24.00)
Top Shop is a trendy store in the UK that will ship stuff from their tall catalog to the U.S. and beyond! Like this cute bubble sleeve blouse with a sweet bust line detail and grosgrain ribbon belt.
Buy online: Top Shop
Price: £25.00 (about $50 bucks)
If you’re reading through your feed reader, click on through and check out the loads of links for tall shopping in the right hand sidebar. I’ve listed U.S. shops, and the international shops I know of, as well as a section for larger than average shoes.
If you’ve got any tall women’s clothing stores you don’t see listed, give me a holler and I’ll add the link.
I’m also playing with the idea of a tall moms (or tall women / girls) blogroll. Any takers?
How many times have you tried on a cute jean jacket only to discover the sleeves are too short? Or maybe you went ahead and bought it and keep rolling the sleeves up hoping a 3/4 sleeve on a jean jacket looks jaunty?
Yes, I just used the word jaunty. Well, here’s a jean jacket with long enough sleeves just for you. Cute black denim with some stretch for comfort! Scroll down a bit, the site needs an e-commerce overhaul.
Buy online: Tall Etc.