Summertime Lace – Tall Eyelet Tops, Dresses and Skirts

I have an infatuation with all things lacy.  While a fancy lace dress or skirt still has its place in tall summer fashions, eyelet lace is the perfect fabric for everyday wear during the warmer months. Here are a few tall eyelet styles that have caught my eye. White Zip Top with Eyelet Details (Sizes 6-18) If you only want to wear a bit of eyelet lace, this top is perfect for you since the lace detailing on the shoulders is very subtle. Eyelet  Tall Bomber Jacket (Sizes Small-XXL) Maybe temperatures are already sizzling where you live, but I was still wearing a summer scarf and light jacket last weekend. An eyelet bomber jacket is the perfect spring/summer layering piece for unpredictable weather. Tall Chevron Eyelet Skirt (Sizes 0-18) This cheery, light yellow skirt can be dressed down with a white t-shirt and sandals or dressed up with a pretty blouse and heels. Eyelet Tall Midi Skirt (Sizes S-XL)  I could easily see this eyelet midi skirt in black or white … [Read more...]

Tall Trends: Fringe and Tassels for the Win

I'm seeing tassels and fringe everywhere right now - on purses, tops, dresses, jewelry, shoes - the list goes on. I'm really loving that there are so many different ways to wear this fun, flirty and sometimes sassy trend. Tall ladies can rock some serious fringe since the long fringe detailing on a dress or top perfectly compliments long limbs. If you want to go all out, try wearing a little black dress with fringe details. If you'd prefer your fringe to be a little less obvious, wear it on a pair of sandals or a purse. Do you think the fringe trend is a bit too over-the-top? The subtler cousin of fringe, tassels, is just the thing for you. I love the understated tassel tie around the waist of the green maxi dress. The stone pendant necklace with a gold tassel at the bottom is something I'd continue to wear even after this trend fades. When I think of tassels on shoes, I typically think of a classic loafer. Why not try a more updated style by choosing a bright tassled … [Read more...]

Pretty Plus-Size Look From the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

Can you believe we're fast approaching the halfway point of 2015? One of the things I love about this time of year is the half-yearly sales!  Just because a store doesn't carry tall sizes doesn't mean tall ladies can't take advantage of all the deals and steals.  One trick I use when shopping these sales is to compare the measurements of a “non-tall” item with the measurements of a similar item from a tall line. Using this strategy, I’ve scoured the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale and put together a pretty plus-size outfit that will work well for tall ladies. Cut-out Detail Top.   Polka Dot Midi Skirt. Kate Spade Earrings.  Scalloped Peep Toe Pumps - to size 13. With a length of 28.5”, the polka dot midi skirt is a great addition to your wardrobe for year-round wear.  The bright polka dots are perfect for spring and summer and the black fabric allows the skirt to span all seasons.  Plus, you can wear a myriad of different colored tops with the skirt thanks to the multi-colored … [Read more...]

A Perfect Pair: Tall Maxi Skirts and V-Neck Tees

Tall white V-neck tees - how I love thee! Let me count the ways. 1) You're perfect for layering 2) You look amazing with jeans 3) You're a blank slate for all kinds of accessories 4) You look fantastic tucked into skirts with a belt In case it's not already obvious, I'm a big fan of white V-neck tees.  You may be hesitant to try a white tee because stains are hard to remove or because white tops are sometimes too sheer.  I've learned not to spend a bundle on white tees because they do inevitably attract stains and need to be replaced somewhat frequently.  The featured V-neck tee is reasonably priced (and it also goes on sale quite a bit) making it is a good option for a white tee that you can buy again and again without breaking the bank.  Based on the reviews of the tee featured in this look, the 100% cotton material is thick enough to avoid the dreaded see-through effect. One of my favorite ways to wear a white tee is with a tall maxi skirt, a belt and some fun … [Read more...]

Denim Delights: Tall Plus Size Jeans

We've found a great round-up of tall plus-size jeans in 34", 35", 37" and 39" inseams! Bootcut Tall Plus Size Jeans The bootcut style is classic and will never go out of fashion.  Tall bootcut jeans look amazing on long legs especially when paired with heels or wedges.  They also look great with sandals or flats.  The best thing about a bootcut silhouette is that it's easy to dress up or down.  Pair the jeans with some pumps and a blazer and you have the perfect outfit for casual Friday at the office.  Switch the pumps for sandals, ditch the blazer for a v-neck tee and you’re ready for some weekend fun. Tall Plus-Size Jeans with Tighter Tummy Technology in medium wash - 35.5" Inseam; Sizes 14-28 LEL Curvy Bootcut - 39" Inseam; To size 24 Flap-Pocket Jeans - 37" Inseam; To size 25 Pull on Jag Jeans - 34" Inseam. Sizes 14W- 24W. Slim Fitting Bootcut Jeans in 34" Inseam and in 36" Inseam Fancy Stitching Boot-cut Jeans - 35" Inseam to size 24. Stitched Pocket Boot-cut … [Read more...]

Tall Outfits for Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend usually means either going to a BBQ, spending a day at the beach or both if you're lucky.  It's always a good idea for tall ladies to stock up on some long torso swimsuits so that we're ready for some fun in the sun once beach season rolls around.  The featured swimsuit not only boasts a long torso but also comes in a wide range of sizes, including plus sizes. Pair this tall swimdress with basic flip flops that are easy to wash off once you've left the sand and a Panama hat to shield you from the sun.  Of course, you'll also need a cute straw bag to stow all of your beach necessities.  I love the lace detailing on the straw tote.  Don't you? Memorial Day Beach/Poolside Look Fancy a stroll to a beachside cafe for some lunch? Put a pretty cover-up dress over your swimsuit and you're ready for some beachside dining.  Not going to be near a beach for Memorial Day?  No problem! This look will also work for the pool. Long Torso Swimsuit (Sizes 8-24) Flip Flops. … [Read more...]

Boho Chic Style For Tall Ladies

Boho styles are everywhere these days, and I'm loving this trend because it evokes a certain carefree "happy wanderer" feeling in me.  I'm not quite comfortable going full boho by wearing a short tunic dress with over-the-knee boots or a fringed crop top and short denim shorts, but I think it would be fun to have at least one or two pieces from this trend in my closet. Embroidered Tall Tunic.  Tall Skinny Jeans. Turquoise Earrings.   Steve Madden Purse. Sperry Top-Sider Sandals. One thing I've learned over the years is that if I'm trying a trend for the first time, it's usually best for me to pick something that I would wear regardless of whether the item is "on trend” at the moment or not. This blue and white tall tunic dress is so pretty that I would continue to wear it even when the boho trend fades. I love the embroidered detailing, the lace-up front and the feminine fluted sleeves. Pairing the tunic with slightly distressed skinny jeans keeps the bohemian vibe going and adding … [Read more...]

I Do! Tall Dresses for Wedding Guests

It's spring and you know what that means...wedding season is upon us! Have you received any wedding invites yet? If you're like me, you receive an invite, set it aside and then find yourself fretting over what to wear a week or two before the wedding.  Why not plan ahead this year by beefing up your wedding guest dress repertoire now? Backyard Wedding For laid back outdoor weddings, your dress can be on the more casual side.  The added bonus about buying a dress for this type of wedding is that it's likely to be an everyday style that you can wear again and again.  You also get to wear comfortable shoes like flats or wedges because you won't want those stiletto heels sinking into the lawn! Tall Eyelet Dress  Watercolor Dot Tall Dress Tall Midi Dress Afternoon Wedding Dressing for an afternoon wedding can be a bit tricky since it's usually not as dressy as an evening wedding but you still want to look chic.  A long floral maxi dress, a bright lace dress or a monochromatic … [Read more...]

A Chic, Comfortable Way to Style Tall White Jeans

Have you taken the plunge into the world of white jeans yet?  I know white denim has been a popular trend in ladies' fashion for quite awhile, but I was completely scared to try white jeans for the longest time because I didn't think they would suit my body type. When I finally did decide to try them, it took me ages to find a pair with a 36" inseam that properly fit my 6'2 frame and curvy hips. Now that I have a pair of  tall white jeans in my closet, I don't know how I ever lived without them!  I'm amazed about how many different tops and shoes I can pair them with. When you stop and think about it, the versatility of white jeans shouldn't be shocking since white is a neutral color and should mix well with basically any other color in the rainbow.  White jeans are virtually a blank slate for building an outfit and I highly recommend you give them a try! I personally style my white skinny jeans with longer tops and tunics because that works best for my body type. Tall tunics with a … [Read more...]

6 Fun, Tall Floral Skirts

I don't know about you, but I'm craving more floral pieces in my closet for spring and summer. Now that the weather is warming up, I'm also on the prowl for some fun tall skirts.  The great thing about a skirt with a fabulous floral print is that it's so easy to style since the bold print adds some serious oomph to an outfit.  This allows you to keep the top that you wear with the skirt pretty basic.  For an office appropriate look, simply throw on a v-neck tee, dressy blazer, and a necklace or two.  For a casual night out after work, exchange the dressy blazer for a denim jacket or if it’s a warm summer evening, just ditch your jacket altogether. If you’re feeling daring, you could even try pairing a floral skirt with a subtle stripe or polka dot top for some pattern mixing. This season, I'm noticing tall floral skirts in a wide range of colors and patterns from abstract black and white all the way to bold, colorful flower prints. If big, bright prints aren’t you’re … [Read more...]