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More Legs More Problems—5 Tall Girl Shopping Tips

As a tall girl, you know that shopping can be difficult. You struggle to try on skinny jeans because you can’t get your feet through the opening. That item labeled as a dress seems a bit more like a shirt to you, and one size fits all is one of the biggest lies you’ve been told. These are some of the tall girl problems you’re used to encountering, but there’s some shopping tips that can ease these pains.

Utilize In-Store Online Options

You likely know that trying on clothes is a must. Shopping in-store is the best way to try on clothes to know how they fit before buying them. Many stores offer extended sizes online, but don’t have the inventory in-store. You can take advantage of these extended sizes by ordering them in-store. This means that you can try on the clothes in a regular size, decide you like them, and then order them in the tall size to have delivered to your apartment or house. Plus, shipping is free at most stores if you order the store’s extended sizes in-store.

Shop Modest Boutique Stores

Modest boutique stores usually have longer hemlines because of the modest style of the clothing. Modest clothes started with religion and culture in mind, but this style has become mainstream for anyone that wants a more full coverage look. As a tall girl, you can find modest pieces that will fit correctly. If you can’t find one near you make sure that you look for your newest dress or modest dark denim pencil skirt online. Make sure you measure yourself before you start online shopping to make sure you get the right size.

Shop Tall Stores

Stores that specialize in making clothes for tall women like Long Tall Sally and Simply Tall will have great choices that are sure to fit tall women because they are designed specifically for them. At these stores, you can find inseams of 38 inches. Also, the tops, t-shirts, and sweaters will be longer.

Pick Styles that Adjust

If you cannot make it to a store that offers tall sizes, there are some options available to make the clothing fit. For dresses, regular size dresses with defined waists don’t work well for tall women because the waist usually sits above their natural waist. Instead, go for shift dresses or loose fitting dresses and use a belt to define your waist. For pants, flared or wide-leg trousers in regular sizes accentuate the short length of the pants on tall women. Instead, try skinny jeans or cropped pants because these styles can be worn shorter, and the length is less noticeable because they fit tight to your ankles.

Buy Multiple of the Same Item

If you find a clothing item that fits you really well, buy multiple of it. This is especially true for basics like jeans, t-shirts, and sweaters. Stores may discontinue your beloved jeans, and it could be really difficult to find a pair you would equally love.

Shopping as a tall woman is not easy. You know all the problems you typically run into, but there are ways to make the shopping process easier. Keep these shopping tips in mind the next time you’re ready to shop, and you are likely to pick up some pieces that truly fit your tall body.

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Comment by Alejandra W on February 26, 2020 at 3:34am

Very useful blog for tall girls.

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