“I used to wear heels because I wanted to show people I wasn’t ashamed of being tall. But I don’t wear them any more because you don’t have to wear heels to be beautiful. I can’t even remember the last time I wore heels.”
Truth be told, I never wear heels. I’m not embarrassed about being tall, but I have the kind of personality where I prefer less attention, so I prefer not to. I think tall women look beautiful in heels, but it’s just not for me!
I found the quote, by the way, on this Style Feeder post about the best combos for shoes and tall pants. Check it out!]]>
On talking about her “larger” frame, she said in a recent interview:
“I feel like a tranny a lot of the time. I don’t know, I’m … large? They put me in six-inch heels, and I tower over every man. I’ve got this long hair and lots of clothes and makeup on. I just feel really big a lot of the time, and I’m surrounded by a lot of tiny people. I feel like a man sometimes.”
Now, I actually can sympathize with her feelings, particularly as someone both 6 inches taller and two cup sizes smaller. Buuuut, as a celebrity and role model, you’d think she’d be a little smarter about not reinforcing these ideas. I mean, if she’s saying this, how does she expect her non-airbrushed fans to feel?
Plus, what an annoying whiner!]]>
is selling these for about $40. Anybody know if Alloy’s sizing runs small, large or true? I haven’t ordered in a while! Click the pants below to go right to the page.
Despite this, today I’m going to review Old Navy’s tall line of clothing, simply because I didn’t even know it existed. I think Old Navy must have snuck it in a couple of years ago, because I stumpled upon it recently and let a little squeal of excitement. Now, to be clear, Old Navy puts out some cheaaaap (and generally pretty boring) clothes. However, there are diamonds amongst this rough, so check out my favorites.
There are a ton of denim and pant options in the tall section, but I really love this dark-blue cuffed pants:
Having stylish, light jackets really pull together your outfit. Love this baby-blue jacket!
It’s so great to have another affordable tall option!]]>
Plus, another tall tight option, this time some long fishnet footless leggings:
Plus, check out this beautiful hooded tall robe. Love it!
Plus, lots of clever t-shirts with tall girls slogans on it, and some summer tops and cardigans. Happy shopping!]]>
Tragically, everything is still beyond my budget, but if you got a big refund and some job security, more power to ya’! Designer jeans always make your backside look great, but you should still be prepared to drop 150-200 bucks (oouuuuch!). They’ve got Hudson, J Brand, Joe’s Jeans and more in 36 and 37″ inseam (look in their left menu for the long inseam section).]]>
(thanks to Amazona Blog for finding the article!)]]>
So, I really love the preppy-vintage-femme style of Joules Clothing, but without any tall options, it’s tough to decide about the fits. Here are three dresses that caught my eye. Below the pics are my thoughts on how I would evaluate these dresses for my taller torso.
So, these all have the advantages of billowy bottoms, the main question is in the fit of the three different upper styles.
Phew! Shopping as a woman with an unusual body sometimes makes me feel like a hunter stalking exotic and rare prey (not that I condone that, I’m just sayin’).
I remember as a teen going to the mall and dragging 50 items into the dressing room, finding nothing that looked right, and ending up with some really ill-fitting clothes. Now that I know my fit, I can roll into a vintage or thrift store, go through the wracks with a clear eye of what works for me, and hit about 50% success in the dressing room. The more you know about your fit and body, the easier it will be! Happy hunting!]]>
Now… I’m not a mean person, but I did get some satisfaction from all the whining short people complaining about how the leggings run too long on them. Heehee!