15. WEAR HEELS. Do not, I repeat DO NOT shy away from heels because you are already “too tall.” First, there is no such thing as too tall. Second, tall women rock heels the best. We really do! They make our long legs look freakin amazing and are an exclamation point to our tall style. If you like a shoe, rock it no matter what the height of the heel and don’t let anyone tell you different. Give 2 snaps, a side eye and strut away in those heels mama.
16. REMEMBER THIS. We have the privilege and pleasure in looking good in almost everything. There is always something that we don’t particularly fancy on ourselves (which a personal preference and is absolutely fine) but by and large we can wear more than most people can. Why do you think they pick tall models to display clothing on the runway? Why do you think models in general are tall? It’s no coincidence.
17. DO YOUR HOMEWORK. There are many tall retailers out there that have exactly what you need. Know them, join their email lists and shop the sales. Tall steals and deals are everywhere. It takes some work but your closet and bank account will thank you. Here are some tall spots for clothes and shoes to get you started (in no particular order):
Long Tall Sally: This is the premiere retailer for tall. They have great tall basics and style options for every tall woman. Inseams up to 38”. Shoes up to size 15 (yes, you read that right).
Alloy Apparel Tall Shop: Great tall clothes at even better prices. I love the 37” jumpsuits, skinny jeans and long length maxi skirts. They also have shoe options up to size 13.
Taller Than Your Average: This is an up and coming tall line that is just beautiful. Love the clean lines, classic cuts and forward thinking pieces. They also have a capsule collection with Long Tall Sally that is to die for.
Sole Society: This retailer has so many amazing styles in sizes up to 12. I want every single pair.
ASOS Tall: Hits all of the tall trends with many forward thinking tall pieces. I absolutely love everything about the tall brand.
NEXT: My spot for tall coats. I love all of them. They have an amazing selection of tall clothes too but the tall coats are my jam.
Sumissura: Made to order custom clothing. Need I say more?
Payless Shoes: Do not sleep on Payless. They have affordable, on-trend styles up to size 13. You can ship for free directly to the store and they have lines from your favorite designers like Christian Siriano. If you need a face for your shoe line, call me boo.
GAP Family: All of the retailers under the GAP umbrella offer tall styles. I check GAP, Old Navy (especially for tall sweaters), Banana Republic and Athleta often. Even PiperLime has some styles of shoes up to size 12 (not many, but some).
The Limited Tall: The Limited just re-launched their tall line and the pieces are fab. I particularly love their skater skirts because they are just the right short-tall length.
Height Goddess: THE place to go for long maxi dresses (up to 40” length) and a line of cute tall tees. They also have colored skinnies with up to 40” inseams.
Smash Shoes: This is a brand new shoe line in sizes 10-13. I love the quality, price point and haute look of the shoe line. It’s one to watch. I see only great things coming from them.
Poppy Barley: My go-to for custom boots and flats in sizes up to size 12. Investment pieces that will be staples in your wardrobe season after season. They also just added custom footwear for men as well.
Shoes of Prey: Design your own shoes up to size 15. So many amazing options and for a custom shoe, the prices aren’t too shabby!
Talltique: There have a selection of tall styles that you can buy online or in-store. Talltique is also creating it's own line of hard to find tall pieces.
Nordstrom and Nordstrom RACK: You can shop online or walk into the store on any given day and find shoe selections up to size 13. The RACK will have better price points and often have large size shoes sales (not fond of the name but I will take the sale).