Monday, February 14, 2011

Shopping for Giants

This is my Valentine's Day gift to you all.  As comprehensive a list of tall/plus sized clothing and big shoes as I could compile.

Tall/Plus Brands

All of these brands carry tall lengths (at least 35”) in plus sizes, but usually only online.

·         Ann Taylor: 35” inseam in sizes up to 18;  but no long tops only pants, some jackets and some dresses

·         Old Navy: 36” inseam to size 20

·         Gap: their Long & Lean, Perfect Boot, Sexy Boot and Curvy pant styles are the longest at 37” in sizes up to 16

·         Banana Republic: pant inseams of 36” and denim inseams of 37” in sizes up to 16

·         J. Jill: 35” inseam in sizes up to 20

·         Eddie Bauer: 35” inseam in sizes up to 20

·         J. Crew: 36” inseam in sizes up to 16; very small selection

·         New York and Company: 35” inseam, up to size 18

·         American Eagle Outfitters: Long = 35” and XL = 36”, both up to size 18

·         Lucky Jeans: 36” inseam, up to size 16; they have a handy “Hard to Find Lengths” section on their site.

·         Lands End: up to 36” unhemmed/uncuffed, up to size 18

Tall/Plus Websites

All of these websites carry tall lengths in plus sizes from a variety of brands.

·         Alloy: 37” inseam, up to size 25; as the juniors sizing indicates, this site carries younger, trendier clothes

·         Metrostyle: 35” inseam (varies by style though), up to size 20

·         Tall Couture: up to 39” inseams (varies by brand/style), up to size 18 (varies by brand)

·         Long Tall Sally: this British site carries inseams from 34” – 39” up to size 20

·         Top Shop: 35” inseam, up to size 16; even if the pants aren’t long enough, visit for the cute tops and dresses

·         Simply Tall: they carry inseams up to 40” (even their leggings have a 39” inseam) and they carry up to size 24 ; and some of the items are fairly stylish

·         Long Elegant Legs: 36” inseams up to at least size 18 (more sizes in some styles);  it’s fairly pedestrian you can find good work basics

·         Roamans: inseams at least 35” up to size 32; again, pretty pedestrian but you can find some good basics

·         Dorothy Perkins: this British site carries cute, trendy clothes up to size 22 (inseams = 36”)

·         The Buckle: denim with an inseam up to 37” and up to size 16

Shoes (Brands and Sites)

·         Nine West: up to size 12  

·         Barefoot Tess: this site carries sizes 9 – 15

·         Tall Couture: sizes 10-15

·         J. Crew: they offer a small selection of their shoes up to size 12

·         Piperlime: sizes up to 13

·         Nordstrom: sizes up to 14

·         Zappos: sizes up to 15 (?)

·         Payless: sizes up to 13

·         6pm: sizes up to 12

·         Endless: sizes up to 16

Two other sites I’d recommend are Ruche (up to size 18) and Spotted Moth (up to size 20) – neither carries tall sizes, but they both carry a small selection of unique plus sized clothing that you won’t find on any of these other sites.

Does anyone else have any sites or brands they'd like to suggest?  I'm sure I missed some.

Happy Shopping!