Being 5 foot 11 inches tall, I know a little something about dressing the tall woman. I have about a 35-inch inseam and wear a size 4 in general.
Here are some stores and brands where I love to shop, and where I can usually find something to fit my tall, slender frame.
Nordstrom – Awesome for pretty much everything. It’s a place where I can find a lot of brands in one spot. Plus there’s an onsite tailor that can make adjustments to your purchases.
Target – Great for basics like tees, camis, etc. that I use for layering.
Long Tall Sally – Hoping they make a comeback! This was a website I bought from pretty often.
Alice + Olivia – I love the fun clothing, and the pants are wonderfully long!
Athleta – Has a full line of quality athletic wear just for tall women!
Nike – There’s also a section for tall women.
My Favorite Jeans
Long Tall Sally: My current favorite pair of jeans is from Long Tall Sally, who carries lengths up to 38 inches. This store’s future is up in the air, and as this writing, the site isn’t up. I remain hopeful!
Gap: My second favorite pair of jeans. I’ve been getting jeans from the Gap for years and love the selection and affordability.
Also good are Hudson Jeans.
I have also been able to find jeans from Paige, DL1961, and Frame, but not all jeans come in long lengths, so make sure to check the descriptions.
Shop the outfits I wear in pictures featured in this blog.
Shop other clothing and house wear suggestions on Amazon.
Style Tips for Tall Women
Have a good tailor, or own a sewing machine. It helps in letting seams down and generally making adjustments to get a good fit.
Buy as good quality as you can afford. Higher quality clothing generally comes with extra fabric and tends to be a little bit longer. Not 100% the case, but often enough to notice. Plus, it’s hard enough to buy clothes, why have to repurchase after 1 season?
Make sure tall actually means tall. Since the average height is 5’4″, a lot of people don’t realize that a 32″ inseam might not be the look you want.
If you love the fabric…make them capris or shorts (with the aforementioned tailor/sewing machine).
If you love it, wear it with confidence. Roll up the sleeves, or don’t worry about the inseam. Style is what you want it to be. There are awkward pants lengths all over the place, and it’s considered stylish.