Dresses for Tall Chicks!


Unlike a lot of other tall ladies, I do not own one single piece that comes from a ‘tall’ brand (yet). It just didn’t happen yet, for no reason at all. I ordered a few ‘tall’ tees online years ago, I don’t remember where, but they were still waaay too short, so they went back. After that, I didn’t really give it a try anymore and I am doing quite OK, particularly in the dress and skirt department.
I might give the ‘tall’-brands a go for work trousers though, as I do have trouble finding those. Last year, I bought a pair of those 5/8 length trousers which work quite well I find, and I am OK for jeans too, but I am still after a classy pair of black trousers for work.

So, as said, I do wear a lot of dresses and skirts, as I am happy for those to be a few centimeters shorter, whereas trousers are quite unforgiving when too short, as you will all know. My skirts and dresses still need to be a decent length (just above the knee) to be able to wear to work though as I can’t (and won’t) rock up in mini-skirts at work. Yet the odd party dress can be a bit shorter as we do want to show off our great leggies occasionally. 😉

The brands that have worked for me so far are length-wise are Karen Millen, Ted Baker, Coast, Alexander McQueen, Donna Karan (albeit JUST long enough) and I even have one Versace dress that is at decent length.

The dresses in the picture above are all part of my wardrobe.

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    31 March 2015 at 14:43

    Ohhh…Those are all gorgeous dresses. I’m SO impressed that you’ve never bought anything from a tall line! You must have a great eye for what will fit you from the “non-tall” retailers…something I am not that good at so I am rather reliant on the tall retailers.

    I have a formal event coming up in a couple of months and just did a write-up on finding “tall” formal gowns. Those are definitely tricky! If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears.

    xo Beth –

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    Tall Wife
    31 March 2015 at 14:57

    ooh, formal gowns, nice!! I do not have one as so far, I have never needed one (well, once in high school, but that doesn’t count.. :), so I have no idea what would be a good place to go… I hope you’ll find one, of course I want to see pics when you do! 🙂

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    La Girafe
    1 May 2015 at 18:41

    Dear tall ladies,
    Not as tall as the both off you, I did experience some difficulties finding the right dress/gown for a formal night out. I found an amazing gown in a shop for weddingdresses.
    Might be a solution for you Beth?

    And Tall Wife, I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE reading your stories. Yet again, not as tall as you, but living in France as a semi-tall Dutch woman, I do regognize some of the stories.
    Keep up the amazing writing!

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      Tall Wife
      1 May 2015 at 18:52

      Dear La Girafe,

      Thank you for your compliment, happy you enjoy my writing! 🙂
      The wedding dress shop is a good idea!

      Can imagine you feel rather tall in France; I always feel like a giant in Paris compared to those cute petit Parisiennes, who dress amazingly in clothes that I will never fit in… 😉

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