Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tall Moms is "long" on style

I'm somewhere between 5'9" and 5'10" depending on when I last did yoga and/or how long I've sat at the computer. Though that's not considered tall for a model it does cause a bit of trouble when shopping for clothes (yes, the grass is always greener...). I don't struggle so much with a long torso--I'll leave that for LeShan--but I do fight for length when it comes to jeans, skirts and dresses. That's why I love Tall Moms, a shopping blog for the "vertically blessed."

Rachel, the women behind Tall Moms is just under 6'1" and on a mission to help women of taller-than-average height find great clothes, from capris and dresses to pajamas and pants. Every post highlights a different product, and I've loved discovering new places to shop online that specifically cater to tall women like Tall Girl Shop and Long Elegant Legs. (Though I'm not challenged by a long torso, DownEast Basics, Shade, and Layers are all great sites for longer length tops.)

By the way, I didn't love my height until college when I finally learned to appreciate the couple extra inches I had over my "competitors." (I had to bend my knees under my dress at my junior prom so I was shorter than my date!) But loving the height has not meant loving the shopping. Of course my roommates never felt sorry for me when I couldn't find jeans long enough to cover my ankles, but I always reminded them it was easier to hem a pair of pants then add length!

But I digress. If you're "vertically blessed" and have fought the good fight when it comes to shopping, then you'll want to become a daily Tall Moms reader. (I think I'm going to head over to Tall Girl Shop after reading Rachel's post about their extra long pajamas!) And if you're expecting, visit Rachel's maternity clothing site RG Maternity, which has designs perfect for the preggo and tall! --Emily


Laura said...

Thank you so much for the links, I'm about 5'9, but I have a long torso and find it a challenge to buy clothes that fit! I'd already found downeast and most of my shirts come from there!, but I think the blog will be very helpful!

Jaybird Designs said...

OHHHHHHHH! Off to check it out!! I'm the same height you are!

English said...

Tall Couture is another great source for Tall womens clothes. They have been featured on tallmoms as well. I like their designer styles.