Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Best picks from Tall collections

Having been tall all of my life (well since 12 when I was already 5ft 9") I have often found it hard to find clothes that fit me properly. Being 5ft 11" I have struggled to find clothing that is long enough for not just my legs but arms and body too. There is nothing worse then wearing a beautiful jacket that a good 2 inches too short in the arms or a pair of jeans which finish way above your ankles. Previously when I have been hunting for clothing which claim to be in the Tall range you come across an issue where stores presume you must be a larger and broader build because you are tall, which isn't always the case. So the problem came with finding clothes that were not only long enough but also fitted the rest of your body well. Luckily brands have begun to expand their clothing ranges and most well known women's clothing chains now have a Tall range. However they do only include a limited collection of items... but it's better then nothing. It is usually hard to find the Tall ranges in store so I have found the easiest way to get clothes that fit properly is online. Here are my favourite sites and some of my top picks.

Best for dresses

Asos is one brand that has a fantastic Tall selection, offering a great choice of styles and designs, many of which are exactly the same style as regular fit pieces but with an extra inch or two of fabric so that they fit proportionally better to your frame. Asos has been my go to for dresses for sometime now and is great for both day and evening dresses, which aren't really expensive. Another good thing about Asos is because they stock loads of brands you can find pieces from companies you may not have come across on the high street.

Best for tops

New Look is a great go to for Tall tops, they are always really reasonably priced and if your looking for some day to day basics you know you will also get great quality items. New Look has a bigger selection of Tall clothing on their online store and I tend to find the Tall sections in store tend to be pretty limited, if there at all, but they have a good returns policy so it's pretty easy to order online.

Best for jeans

My favourite place for jeans has to be Topshop. One of the few places that goes up to a 36" leg length and doesn't call 34" Long! The jeans are excellent quality and there is a great choice of styles available. My favourite are the Leigh jeans which are a super soft stretchy material with a skinny cut. Again like New Look the instore selection its always great but the bigger Topshop's like the one on Oxford Circus have a large Tall selection which holds all the styles and washes available. You can also easily order online.

Best for jumpsuits

Very.co.uk isn't somewhere I had initially thought to look for Tall clothing but after having looked around for a jumpsuit on other sites I found they had the best selection. I was happily surprised by the variation in styles and prints Very.co.uk had to offer and it's also a great place for other items such as dress and coats. A common problem with buying jumpsuits I find being tall is that it's not just your legs that are longer. I have proportionally a very long body, so I come across an issue with jumpsuits and playsuits that they just aren't long enough, and you end up with an awful camel toe situation which no one wants or needs to see! These ones from Very are cut in a way that you don't get that situation and they actually fit really well in both the body and the leg length.

If you like me are tall and know of any other places where I can buy well fitting clothing please let me know because I would love to try out some new brands!

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