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Tall Women’s Clothes and Resource Guide

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Introduction

Women love their jeans. In the 80’s on came the evolution of the designer jeans; you remember, Calvin Klein, Sassoon, Jordache, etc. And since then, going out for a night on the town consists of a pair of well fitted jeans, great pair of heals, and a fabulous blouses. Today, you may even see jeans on the red carpet of some celebrity events. We love our jeans, but as tall women and tall girls, finding jeans can been challenging…but not impossible.

 

So where do you find your jeans? This is a common question among tall women and tall girls.  The jeans dilemma has been an issue for me most of my life. In my youth, I would buy men’s jeans in a 36-inch inseam and then take them to my tailor for alterations. My tailor would taper the leg (in the eighties the straight leg was HOT, today they are called skinny jeans) and take in the waist, and once he was done the only indicator that I was wearing men’s jeans would be the zipper on the wrong side.

 

In the Clothing Issues and Option – Extra Long Pants & Jeans section One Size Does Not Fit Tall - Tall Women’s Fashion Guide and Resource”, I provide you with tips for dressing your jeans up or down, as well as, rules on how to find the right fit and length for your body.

 

Jeans – Length and Fit Suggestions

Length

  • Buy men’s jeans for length and have the tailor/seamstress create the great fit
  • Embracing the crop style jean, i.e. the capri, the knickers and the peddle pushers
  • Stuffing the jean leg inside of a pair of tall boots.
  • 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 jeans create horizontal creases and indentations across the thigh area, try on the next size up
  • If the jeans cut into the waist and part the stomach in half, try the next size up
  • If the jeans sit low in the crotch area or cannot be pulled up to sit close to the crotch, try the next size up
  • Fit the largest body part first, and the other parts secondary.

 

Jeans - 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 Jeans 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. 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

 

Jeans Types & Fit Descriptions

Straight or Skinny – This cut can have a mid or low rise in the waist and is straight through the hips and leg area

 

Boot or Boy Cut – This cut can have a mid or low rise in the waist and is slightly fuller through the hip and leg. The boy cut rare pockets tend to sit low on the buttocks

 

Wide or Flare - This cut can have a mid or low rise in the waist, and can be wide or tapered through the hips, and is very full in the leg.

 

Crop – The leg length stops anywhere from the ankle up to the calf; there is peddle pusher, ankle, capri, and cropped version. The fit varies from design and designer. There is the cuffed and un-cuffed variety.

 

Reverse - This cut has a high rise in the waist and sits just above the belly button, it is full in the hip & thigh area, and then is tapered through the lower leg and ankle

 

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

 

The Cut

Standard

Curvy

Top-Heavy

Apple

Pear

Straight or  Skinny

R

OK

OK

NR

NR

Boot or Boy Cut

R

R

R

R

R

Flare or Trouser

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

Crop

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

Reverse

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR