Clothes simply aren’t “one size fits all” anymore, and they shouldn’t be as women are all shapes, sizes, and one of the elements that often gets forgotten: heights. As a tall woman myself, finding items that fit my frame can be tricky.
We’ve all had to deal with tailoring the bottoms of our pants or having something not fit proportionally on our longer limbs – and for me there is never enough fabric! Then I discovered Long Tall Sally, the apparel and accessories store designed just for women 5’8” and taller.
With a Grand Opening Party on September 17th from 5 – 9 pm, you can check out them out for yourself! The party will have a raffle, goody bags, treats, and more. Can’t make it the party? Don’t worry! There store is open now (1 South 550 Route 83, Oakbrook Terrace).
Most pants aren’t made for women taller than 5’8” and the skinny jeans we try on are instant ankle pants instead. Long Tall Sally carries “Girlfriend” (the new boyfriend), flares, printed, wide leg, cropped boyfriend, straight, skinny, boot cut, jeggings, and more that fit 34”, 36” and 38” leg lengths.
The perfect blazer usually hits right at your hips, but as a taller woman, they end up turning into a cropped jacket that usually hits at the most awkward length. Long Tall Sally specializes in styles that aren’t just longer in the sleeve, but their new season outerwear is precision designed with bust, waist, hip and elbow positions exactly where they should be.
Tall frames come with beautiful long arms and that means what we know as “long-sleeves” turns into quarter or half-sleeves. Long Tall Sally’s tops make sure the sleeves are long enough to cover an entire arm’s length if it’s really “long sleeve” and also prevents your short sleeve tops from turning into cap sleeves (or even sleeveless!)
For taller women, maxi dresses never quite hit the floor and end up at an awkward length. In turn, midi skirts and dresses aren’t proportioned properly and look mini – and a short skirt not specifically designed for longer legs ends up way too short! Long Tall Sally’s dresses are designed with a tall figure in mind so that everything fits properly and proportionally – and the skirt and dress lengths fall where they should!