As a Tall Girl ™, I struggle firsthand when I buy denim that extends past my ankles, or sweaters that cover my wrists. It is feasible for the summer, but cold weather is stylistic. shortcomings, for larger women. The US Department of Health has determined that the average height for an American woman is 5 & # 39; 4 & # 39; & # 39; and many of us outnumber them drastically. No one should be left out of the off-season. I also deserve that clothes in my freezer cover all my limbs.
Read on for four cozy weather solutions, as outlined by a personal stylist and a representative from a store that serves heaven for the higher women.
Know your trademarks
"I think the biggest misconception for people buying higher statures is that there are limited options," says Molly Nelson, head of Nordstrom's national sales at Trunk Club. Nelson believes that fashion and fit are not mutually exclusive, it's just about breaking yourself down with the knowledge of what works for you. You can use a personal styling service like the Trunk Club to get expert tips, and they can connect you with brands and products that suit you. As someone who stands at 5 & # 39; 11, & # 39; & # 39; I also listed my favorite designers at the bottom of this article.
If you are looking for a one-time shop, familiarize yourself with Long Tall Sally, a retailer that specifically caters to larger women. Founded in 1976 by Judy Rich ("The only experience I had was to be six feet tall"), and LTS has all your winter clothing like boots with a wider size and trousers. "We believe that a tall lady should have the exact same choice as any other lady," says Chief Product Officer Cathy Carrington Birch. & # 39; We can fit clothes for all tall women. & # 39;
Find You perfect pants
Jean buying everyone may feel like a war between body and garment, but it's a staple everyone needs. Larger women struggle with the broader pants syndrome, where almost every style is cut, whether we like it or not. Nelson suggests investing in a pair of designer jeans because it tends to offer longer lengths. Brands such as DL1961, Paige and 7 For All Man Child are just a few that she suggests with tubes starting at a baseline of 32 inches or more. "It's all about relationships," Nelson explains, suggesting skinny jeans with a belt or a braided jeans paired with a crop jacket to emphasize the waist. Legs for days? Try for years.
Use a size
Pro tip: retailers are not always honest about the height of their models. The promise of a website that was a model in a mini skirt 5 & # 39; 10 has been violated to me too many times. In fact, that mini can serve as a crop leaf. Birch says & # 39; a key to solving this problem is to find & # 39; a brand whose team is & # 39; fitness-focused & # 39 ;. For example, LTS uses & # 39; a technical team and 6 & # 39; 0 & # 39; & # 39; models to fit each garment during fortnightly sessions.
If a brand is not as accurate, ask for help. & # 39; I think & # 39; a tall woman or & # 39; A little woman's best friend is & # 39; a partner, & # 39; says Nelson. She claims that the process of customizing an appearance to your exact dimensions can be empowering. You can buy clothing of a size that fits your height, and ask a partner to decorate it closer to your body. It's an investment, but in the long run you have a wardrobe that is literally made for you.
Do the math
Buy smart and arm yourself with information about your own measurements. (Here's a handy guide to getting started.) Midheaven Denim is a long-legged saver, with inner tubes well above 33 inches in various cuts and coils. Trademarks from ASOS to New York & Company also offer extensive size guides, marking everything from the jersey lengths to the hem of the skirts. Customize it with your own calculations, so you can determine if it is best for you.
The same game plan should be applied to your shoes. For too long, I made peace with the fact that boots over the knee would sit in the middle of my kneecap forever. According to Birch, OTK boots & # 39; are a popular search item at LTS, so they carry it at heights that sit twenty inches or higher, unlike the typical fifteen inches of most available styles. Hip-Highs do exist for tall women, we just have to drop the measuring tape.