The Ultimate Tall Girl Shopping Guide

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As a member of #TeamTall, I know that there are certain retail experiences that I just won't have. For instance, I can't go into a store and grab a cute pair of pants off the rack because I know, that at the very least, they will be ankle pants on me. Long sleeved shirts are also questionable as they usually fit more on the 3/4 length side. Dresses look like shirts, shirts look like crop tops and shorts? Those are basically underwear. Shopping while tall is kind of a struggle. Fortunately for us glamazons, retailers are FINALLY doing more than just adding a few inches to inseams. Being tall doesn't just mean longer than average legs, so the fact that some retailers are providing options with longer sleeves, lengths and inseams says that they kinda get it.  I say kinda because lots of the long/tall options are only available online. *One battle at a time*

The Ultimate Tall Girl Shopping Guide | The Style Medic

So, my long legged sisters, I've put together a list of stores with options for the vertically blessed. From Alloys extra-long inseams to the customizable options at eShakti there are plenty of options out there. You just gotta know where to look. Behold, The Ultimate Tall Girl Shopping Guide:

Alloy Apparel – Alloy has an entire tall shop offering everything from dresses to jeans with extended lengths and inseams (up to 37”)

Ashley Stewart: A plus size option, Ashley Stewart has a small selection of tall pants and jeans with inseams up to 35”

ASOS: Their ‘tall edit’ features everything from jeans to jumpsuits to outerwear for women 5’9” and up. Inseams go up to 36”

Avenue: This plus size shop offers jeans and pants in tall sizes up to a 34″ inseam

Banana Republic: The tall shop features dresses, blouses, jeans, etc. in inseams up to 36”

Eddie Bauer: Both long and tall options. The tall options are designed to fit women 5’8” to 5’11” with inseams up to 36”

eShakti: You can customize your choice of the dresses, tops and bottoms to your liking  which includes choosing length

Gap: Pants, dresses, skirts, sweaters, shirts and jeans, etc. all perfectly proportioned for women 5’9” and taller. Long inseams are 35” and tall inseams are 36”

H&M: Some jean styles have inseams up to 34”

J. Crew: Lots of options for women 5’9” to 6’0 (only available online or through the J. Crew catalog)

J. Jill: A wide selection of tall apparel designed for women 5’7.5” or taller with inseams up to 34”

JCPenney: Penney’s has a pretty big selection of tall women’s clothing with longer inseams, higher rise pants and longer sleeves

Lands End: Lots of options (including bathing suits) in tall and tall plus with inseams up to 36”

Lane Bryant: Offering women’s jeans and pants in long/tall up to 35.5” inseam

The Limited: The tall shop offers apparel designed with longer lengths and inseams

Long Tall Sally: Styles start at 5'8" and footwear starts at size 9

New York & Company: NY& Co. has a selection of tall pants and jeans that are made to fit women over 5'8"

Old Navy: The women’s tall shop offers hundreds of items for women 5’10” and up with inseams up to 36”

Target: Target has recently started offering jeans with extended inseams (up to 38” online)


What say you? Did I miss anything? What's your biggest shopping challenge?

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  1. This is a great list, I'm not exactly tall {5'5.5} but I'm long. Most retailers think because of my height that I'm petite, not honey. I am a shorter stallion, but a stallion never the less. 34 inch length is perfect for me; I used to shop Alloy many years ago. I shall return as I'm in need of slacks.

  2. Jamila


    Great list, but I don’t have a problem with my pants being to short, I’m the total opposite my pants are usually too long. I mostly buy all my jeans from express.
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    • Pants too long? I have no idea what that's like LOL πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  3. What a great roundup! I'm on the short side, so I usually have the opposite problem, like jeans being too long or some high waisted jeans coming above my belly button LOL. My sister is really tall, I'll have to share this with her! 

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    • Thanks lady! Oh how I would love a pair of ACTUAL high waist jeans LOL. I hope your sister likes the list πŸ™‚

  4. Stacie


    I have the opposite problem. I'm 5'3-5'4 on a good day. My pants always end up being long and wider than then they should be. #shortgirlprobs

    • LOL @ “5’4″ on a good day” We all have our struggles πŸ™‚

  5. Great post! I am not very tall, but rather at the awkward in-between height. I still have issues finding pants that fit correctly – always too long LOL!

    • I’d love to find a pair of pants that are too long! Never gonna happen LOL

  6. Whoa what an amazing list. I'm not a tall girl but I think this is a great resource that I can pass on to my vertical blessed sistahs.



  7. I'm a little under 5'11" so this is handy! I love New York & Co. I will be sharing this on my Facebook Fan page later in the week –

  8. Sharifa


    Great list! I'm only 5'4" but I have long legs and finding things that fit small at the waist while still being long in the legs is a challenge (which is why I wear skits and dreses 90% of the time).

  9. Antoinette


    This is a wonderful guide. I’ll definitely be sharing it!

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