Some brands assume creating a taller version of a piece simply means tacking on a few inches, and calling it a day. A more nuanced approach requires attention to the way the entire fit shifts with extended length. Sleeves have to be taken into consideration, along with the length of the torso, and the obvious addition of inches to the hemline. How “tall” is defined ranges from brand to brand, but it’s safe to assume anyone over 5’10” would benefit from taking a look at brands that offer tall options. Read on for brands prioritizing taller shoppers for fits that feel tailor-made from the start.
1. Of Mercer
Ideal for the woman looking to dress a taller frame for the office, Of Mercer offers timeless workwear in simple hues, also in extended sizes. Think meeting-ready looks and dress pants that are comfortable enough for weekend wear. The ethos of the brand is to create workwear easy enough for every aspect of life, and for every type of body.
Founded by actress and former model Kathryn Boyd Brolin in 2017, Midheaven is all about creating luxury denim for women who need a custom fit. Since its founding, the brand has expanded to regular sizing and into loungewear. But the cornerstone of its offering includes trendy cuts of denim and perfectly-fitted, vintage-inspired tees.
The darling brand known for of-the-moment colorways and classic denim offers a tall range both in-store and online. Madewell’s partnership with Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green offers $20 in when you exchange your old jeans, which will become housing insulation for needy communities. Shop here for jumpsuits with longer torsos and dresses in the perfect length. Sizes range from 23 & XXS to 14W-28W & 1X-4X.
4. Land’s End
Known for their iconic Boat and Tote bags, Land’s End isn’t front of mind when it comes to fashion, for most. But their women’s tall line is a great place for no-nonsense layering pieces with added inches. Plus, the line ranges from swimwear to chinos. Sizing is offered in a plethora of categories like Tall Plus and Petite. Expect high quality that lasts.