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Tall Women’s Clothes and Resource Guide

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Introduction

The jacket/blazer adds additional style and flare to an outfit; it also provides warmth to the body, while at the same time, covers up extra pounds and inches in the waist and buttocks area. Whatever the situation, a well fitted and perfectly styled jackets/blazer will top off your look. 

 

  • Your sleeve should always touch your wrist, unless you are wearing a ¾ sleeved or short sleeved jacket/blazer. Allowing at least ½ inch of shirtsleeve to peek pass the blazer is always a very nice touch. As for the fit in torso, where the jacket/blazer stops at the hip and waist area depends on the style of the jacket and the desired look.

 

Jackets – Length and Fit Suggestions

Length 

  • Look inside the sleeve hem to see if there is extra material. That extra material can be let out to give at least one inch to that jacket, coat or blazer sleeve. 
  • Purchase men’s jackets/blazers with zippers and reversed buttons, and have alterations in the waist and shoulder for a better fit.
  • And of course, shop specialty stores, online stores and catalogs that cater to tall women and tall girls. To find retailers that specialize in women’s tall sized clothing. See question 1 – “Where do I Find Women’s Tall Sized Clothing” of the F A Qs pages of this site. 

Fit

  • If the jacket/blazer is intended for the office or a more formal occasion and it is hanging like a smock, try the next size down
  • If the button is struggling to stay closed around the bust, try the next size up
  • If waist and tummy bulges are visible, try the next size or two up

 

Jackets - Fashion Tools Table

For more detailed information on understanding what works for your tall body type and why, check out the Tools to Use – Choosing Jackets/Blazers that Work for You section in One Size Does Not Fit Tall –Tall Women’s Fashion Guide and Resource”. The Tools to Use sections outline precise information on why a cut will work on your body type. Knowing this information will simplify your shopping experience; you will find what you are looking for with great ease because you will know what fits well on your body with a quick glance.

 

  • R = Recommended
  • OK = Okay
  • NR = Not Recommended

 

Jacket Types & Fit Descriptions

Crop or Bolero Jacket - This style typically stops anywhere from just below the bust to just at the waist and therefore this style of jacket brings a lot of attention to the waist area of the body. This style of jacket can be single or double breasted

 

Standard - This style stops just around the hips and buttocks area, and is slightly indented at the waist. This style of jacket can be single or double breasted

 

 ¾ Length – This style stops just around the thigh area and covers the hips and buttocks. The cut will vary from an indented waist, which provides contour or straight waist, which tends to be very casual. This style of jacket can be single or double breasted

 

Long – the length will vary from just below the knee to as long as the ankle, and can be belted, or indented, or single or double breasted.

 

For a description of the body types and dimensions outlined, as well as, determining what applies to you, visit the Body Type Page.

 

 

Cut

Standard

Curvy

Top-Heavy

Apple

Pear

Crop or Bolero

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

Standard

R

R

R

R

R

¾ Length

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

Long

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK