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Sale at Tall Girls UK

Tall Girls UK is making room for their Spring line by clearing out a few sale items. I like the gathered black top and classic grey leggings (although only a UK 8 is left). Check out all the sale items here.

tall 36 inch leggingslong sleeve top for tall women

April 6, 2009   No Comments

Two-Tone Mary Janes For Larger Feet

Two Tone mary jane large size 12Want! I love these new Maloles two-tone patent shoes from BarefootTess. I adore them in fact!

Like all shoes from Barefoot Tess, they’re available in larger sizes. These are in Euro sizes, but looks like they go up to 12.5 US. Tragically, at $350, they are far beyond my current budget, but if you can swing it more power to ya.

April 6, 2009   No Comments

Delia’s now carrying 37″ inseam jeans

37 inch inseam Delias Reese Bootcut jeansWhoa, hadn’t noticed this before! Delias
icon now has a couple of denim options with 37″ inseam jeans
icon There aren’t a ton of options, but this low-rise bootcut denim looks nice.

Plus, they’re having a buy-one-get-one free sale on denim, so maybe you could also pick up a more colorful options in the 36″ inseam. But try not to get too frantic — they seem to have this same sale about 14 times each season.

April 2, 2009   1 Comment

Leggings, Tights, Stockings, and Hose for Tall Women

May I present the Redwoodlings all-inclusive list of the longest tights, stockings, and leggings. Unfortunately, this is one area where I find options to be fairly limited, which is particularly tragic because I love wearing dresses in the winter and fall.

As I see it, there are a few options for the longest-legged:

1. Extra Long Women’s Tights

Levante Plain Wool Tights, available in XTall, in Charcoal, Mocca, Navy, Nero, and Sherry. Claims to fit up to 6′2”

 

Levante Ribbed Wool Tights, available in XTall, in Camel, Mocca, and Nero. I have two pairs of these and they fit me nicely (I’m 6′4” and pretty thin).

 

Levante Class Tights, more traditional hose, available in XTall, in a range of colors from “dark” to “light tan,” basically.

 

Mark and Spencer Tall Fishnet TightsThe girls over at Clothes for Tall Women recommend the X-Large Mark and Spencer fishnets.

 

2. Unisex Tights: Yes, some guys wear tights. And on average, guys are taller. Way to go cross-dressing guys! Unfortunately, you’re not going to find a fine range of color, but take what you can get, eh? Options:

The Levee WoMan Dynamic Support Tights comes in two boring colors, but a huge range of sizes, sure to fit any gal. This same store has some other options in the section “Men’s Hosiery”.

3. Wearing Long Thigh-high Stockings, possibly with garter belts.

In addition to looking mad sexy, garter belts with thigh-high stockings seem like they’d allow extra stretch and forever eliminate the crotch-area dragging down on your stockings. Make sure you still get longer thigh-highs so they’ll reach high enough on your leg, but there’s definitely more give here. I haven’t yet ordered any of these, but will soon! I have some thigh-highs without garter belts and generally just get annoyed at having to keep tugging them up, even if they are “hold-ups” meant to stay up on their own.

Long Thigh-Highs: Some taller thigh-highs I’ve found include these from Stockings HQ and various options in the Extra Tall section of MyTights.

Thigh Highs from Sock DreamsAnother AMAZING source of taller socks is the woman-owned heaven that is Sock Dreams. They have a ton of stockings that would work perfectly as thigh-highs and even without a belt would complement lovely long legs. A lot of their goods have length and description recommendations as well and be sure to browse the Thigh High Socks Section.

 

Long Cuffable Socks from Sock DreamsFor example, check out these amazing longer, scrunchable socks that would work great pulled up and clipped onto a garter belt! 40 inches long!

 

Joy of Socks Pattern VetiBut what about great patterns? Sometimes I want to show-off my legs with some eye-catching colors and patterns. I love the patterns over at Joy of Socks , for example, and am wondering if I could I cut the top part off, somehow sew or iron the top seam shut, and then use a garter belt to keep them up. Crafty Project!

 

Garter Belts: A few garter belts I’m eyeing are this one from Agent Provacateur and this one from MyTights (Falke brand). I won’t include pics in case you’re surfing at work!

Your turn! Okay, my long lovely ladies, go out unto the world of tights, and bring back word of treasures you’ve discovered. My general recommendations in trying out new brands is that you should only look for tights that have three, four, or five sizes (just S/M and M/L options aint’ gonna cut it) and pick the biggest. Also, just because you’re skinny doesn’t mean bigger size will fit! Sometimes stretch meant for width will give you an extra inch or so, but some tights just will not be long enough, no matter how twiggy you are! Finally, keep in mind that if hose is stretched to its fullest, you’re going to get runs (or ‘ladders’) easier, so use the Golden Tall Girl Clothing Rule – If it fits you, buy two!

For easy reference, here are the stores I troll:

June 14, 2008   8 Comments

Hey Ladies with Shoe size 11!

Vintage Shoes in Larger Sizes are rare indeed, so I thought I’d share this one I came across on Ebay. Size 11, maybe size 11.5, beautiful vintage Oxford lace-up shoes. Squeal! So cute. Alas, I’m a 12, but all you lucky elevens, hurry up and bid… only three days left!

Front Oxfords Size 11 ebay womensVintage Size 11 Brown Ebay Oxfords

June 7, 2008   No Comments

Sale on Tall Women’s Clothing at Tall Girls UK

Looks like Tall Girls UK is having an anniversary sale! 10% off everything (with the code Tall10) until the end of the month. For Americans, the poor little dollar may still put some of these clothes on the pricier side, but there’s no denying British style. Here’s what I would (and hopefully will if I subsist on rice and beans for a few weeks) snap up:
Clothing selection from Tall Shop UK

Side note- if anyone from Tall Shop UK is listening, what’s up with the foot-less leggings? Any girl can find mid-calf black leggings… extra-long colorful tights and stockings please!

Oh! and anybody interested in the Tall Women’s Raincoat I mentioned– it came and fits perfectly, excessive sleeve length, highly recommended.

June 3, 2008   1 Comment

Tall Women’s Trench Coat

women's tall trench coat from topshop uk The major clothing item I was hurting for this winter was a nice, clean trench coat for those rainy days. I totally squealed when i found this classy tall trench over at Top Shop. It’s called the “Tall Bow Back Trench” but there’s no back detail picture on the site, so I’ll just have to be surprised when the package arrives.

Thanks to the incredibly crumbling dollar, the £65 jacket (75 with shipping to the states) becomes a pricey little number, but light jackets are worth their weight in gold, so I went for it! Now, I just need some rainboots and I’ll be ready for the next wet season.

April 29, 2008   2 Comments

Leather Jackets for Tall Women

Oh, I’ve been dreaming of a perfectly fitted leather jacket. It’s still the ultimate in casual cool. Here’s a recent shot of Natalie Portman from a spread in April’s Elle, plus a pic of Kate Bosworth in a cropped leather jacket. I particularly love the jacket Portman is wearing.

What’s a tall girl to do? I’ve found light jackets are the hardest to buy online and be confident about a good fit, but here are a couple of contenders I’ve found:

Tall Girls UK Leather jacketI love the high-collar of this Tall Girls UK leather jacket and the fact that there are a couple shots of it being worn by a girl, all of which look very promising. I could do without the elastic wrists and waist… looks like puffy-sleeve and waist-riding-up syndrome just waiting to happen.

Long Tall Sally leather JacketLove the simple lines of this Long Tall Sally leather jacket, but without any pics of a woman actually wearing it, who knows whether it would be classic cool or stiff and ill-fitting.

April 13, 2008   7 Comments

Tall Shop Dresses

As soon as I found a few regular clothing lines that carried taller inseams I effectively boycotted all “Tall Stores.” I’ve had some terrible experiences ordering clothing online and receiving hideous granny pants, or some ill-fitting jacket with shoulder pads. However, it seems that some tall stores are beginning to carry some fashion-forward clothing. Similarly, the idea of having fitted dresses with the correct torso-length seems quite appealing.

Specifically, I’ve been looking at these two dresses from Long Tall Sally. The floral dress is beautiful and the red dress would make an great basic for layering over and under:

Long Tall Sally has convinced me to end my tall-shop ban as soon as payday rolls around for two main reasons:
1. They have pictures of actual women wearing their clothes:

2. They’ve chosen a totally hot model, who has convinced me I too can be hot in this dress:

April 6, 2008   No Comments

Gladiator Sandals for Larger Feet

Sooo… the new sandals seem to all be gladiator style, which is so fine by me. I actually don’t have a single pair of sandals, largely due to my hatred of flip-flops and my inability to find another style I like.

Now that I’ve stocked up on vintage dresses, I’ll certainly need a nice pair of summer sandals. Fortunately, Barefoot Tess has an abundance of sandals in sizes up to 14 (for these styles). My absolute favorites are all by Matt Bernson and, of course, are all a bit too expensive for me. I considered these lovelies:

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They’re all strappy and could easily swing both casual and more dressy. I think straps on sandals also make your feet look smaller, could just be wishful thinking though, ha!
gladiator sandals for larger feet womensIn the end, I did buy a pair. These blue beauties! I’ve been dying for a pair of blue shoes and these have the nice balance of strappy gladiator-ness without looking like you should be holding a spear. They just arrived today and, honestly, are pretty much perfect. Once the weather warms up and I actually get to wear them, I’ll post some pics.

April 3, 2008   4 Comments