Tall Plus Size Classic Wardrobe

First off, this post is way overdue. I'm sorry that I haven't been able to complete any personal shopping requests this Summer. My son had his surgery and is doing really well, so I will attempt to finish the requests I have and then take more requests in the Fall. But, I admit that the posting won't be regular as I am moving a few weeks and have to pack, unpack, etc. Tall Personal Shopping: Client: 6'1" tall, weighs 200+, Age - 60s. Lives in Texas. Size: 20 Pants & 3X top. Inseam: 32".  Shoes - 12ww or 13m. Square shaped. Wants:  Client used to be model size, but has now gained some weight and is desperately trying to embrace and accept her size.  She is frustrated with her wardrobe and would love a makeover.  She works full-time and is in a position that should reflect style and class.  She has no dresses, just pants and jeans.  She signed off with "Desperately seeking style and change." Krista Responds: I understand your frustration as I'm also not at my ideal … [Read more...]

Personal Shopping: Size 12 Ivory Wedding Heels

One of my friends on Twitter just got engaged! Yeah! Her wedding is in September. She has asked for help in finding some size 12 ivory wedding heels with a 2-3 inch heel. I'm honored to be able to find you some shoes as I know that shoes can make or break an outfit especially on your wedding day. When you are looking for ivory, you may also want to consider champagne or gold colors too.  Here are my picks in a variety of price ranges:  Ivanka Wedding Heels - 2.75" inch Touch Ups in Gold - 3" heel Nine West - 2" heel Touch Ups - 2.5" heel Dyeables 2.5" heel Soft Style - 1.75" heel Payless - 2.5" heel I would love to hear which one you choose and of course we want photos of your wedding! … [Read more...]

Personal Shopping: Tall Mother-of-the-Bride-Dress

Client: 6' tall, 67 years young. Sizes: Size 12-14 Needs: A mother-of-the-bride dress or long skirt. Doesn't need to be formal as this is the 2nd marriage of her daughter. She prefers covered arms. Venue: A grange in the state of Washington at the end of August. Tall Mother of the Bride Dress This dress is one that can be dressed up or down and will stay in style for years.  I love the figure flattering waist. I've paired it with neutral heels and classic pearls. These pieces lighten up the outfit for Summer wear.  Day to Night Tall Dress.  Brown Pearls Necklace & Earrings.  RSVP Kitten Heels to size 12. Tall Mother of the Bride Skirt Outfit Option two is a comprised of a skirt and blouse.  I think both pieces are age appropriate without being frumpy.  The flare in the skirt adds a flirty kick to the outfit and I've paired it with simple, yet beautiful accessories.  Tall Drapeneck Blouse - the coral color - brightens the outfit. Flared Tall Maxi … [Read more...]

Personal Shopping: Semi-Formal Tall Outfit for NYC

Client: 5'10" tall, 31 years old, 140lb. Sizes: XS, Small or 4 in the waist, 34" Inseam, Rectangle Shape, Size 11 Shoe Budget: $100 budget (give or take) Wants:  Semi-formal attire for a trip to New York traveling in mid-May. She's need a complete look to wear to her aunt's 70th birthday party. She doesn't like heels, but should possibly wear a kitten heel. She likes her clothes to come below her knees and likes casual/contemporary styles.  She normally wears t-shirts with jeans or capris and sandals and needs help with dressing up her style. "Due to me being on the skinner and tall side it has always been difficult for me to find clothing that “I” feel  look good on me."   Tall Snob Responds:  Thank you for reaching out for suggestions. It sounds like a fun trip for you to get together with your family.   I've put together two looks for you, but did find it impossible to stay within your budget with accessories.  The first one is for a dress, be sure and choose the … [Read more...]

Personal Shopping: Tall Travel Dresses

Client: 5'10" tall, 50 years old Sizes: Size 12, 36DD chest (sometimes 38). Shoes size 10. Budget: Whatever it takes if something fits and looks good! Wants: "I am going to Italy in June and have a trip for Memorial day in Chicago and it would be nice to have some nice new stuff for these trips. I love summer dresses - above the knee slightly - I like short sleeves rather than totally sleeveless but sleeveless is fine too as long as the bra straps are totally covered and the boob area isn't too revealing... I don't mind a bit of cleavage but I don't want my big boob bra to show! I'm a bit thicker in the middle but working diligently on that."   Tall Snob Responds:  I love that you directed me to your Facebook profile as I was able to stock look at your photos and style and see that you're a really beautiful and young looking 50!  For my picks in tall travel dresses, I included a mix of casual vs. dressier styles. Many of the dresses can be worn with sandals or … [Read more...]

Tall Personal Shopping: Day to Night Dress for Vacation

Client: 6'0" women Size: 6, 36" inseam Budget: $50 Request: My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Washington DC this summer.  I'd like a tall summer dress that I can wear during the day while sightseeing but that can be dressed up for an evening out.: Tall Snob Responds: I love this request! It's very realistic- when you travel you don't want to over pack so it's important that clothing items pull double duty.  In addition $50 is a reasonable price for a day time dress (though magazines would have you believe that $150 is "normal." Don't you hate that?!).  I probably should have requested the client's age for a more specific search but here's what I came up with (and keep reading for some tips on taking dresses from day to night!). All dresses are under $50, with many falling under $40. Other than the dress on the top right, I consider these dresses ultra feminine in style.  The top right is a bit more classic with its shape and navy and white stripes. Tall Blue … [Read more...]

Tall Personal Shopping: Tall, Plus Size Professional Feels Frumpy

Client: 5'10" tall woman, 49 year old Sizes:  Her weight fluctuates between 14W - 2X. She is currently a size 2X. Chest is a 42DD. Somewhat of an apple shape with a flat rear area.  35" inseam length.  Other Notes: - Empire waist is not flattering on her body and she feels insecure with bare upper arms. "Her closet is a fashion nighmare." Wants:  She works in an office selling property insurance and needs clothes for work.  She loves the preppy look and is inspired by Steve Nicks. Budget:  Tight, but can make exceptions for fabulous pieces.   Tall Snob Responds:  I understand that when you feel frumpy you think everything looks bad on you, whether it does or not.  I think your issue with empire waists is that with being tall, the empire may not even hit under your chest.  Plus with a big chest, you often see the empire curve really adding extra emphasis to your chest.  You get a bust roll and then viola the girls are definitely defined and curved. However, you … [Read more...]

Tall Personal Shopping: What to Wear as a Court Reporter

Client: 6'1" tall, 49 years old works as a court reporter. Size: 14 with a 35" inseam length. Size 12 shoes. Wants: Help in finding clothes. She basically has 2 pair of black knit pants that she interchanges with blouses. She hates shopping and doesn't know what looks good together. Budget:  Moderately priced.   Tall Snob Responds:  I can see your dilemma. You work in an environment where the judge wears a bulky robe that masks every bit of body shape.  You are trying to cover the case without being the focus of the case. Does this mean you need to dress like a nun? No! You can still be a stylish women while still looking professional.  Now having said that, I don't suggest you wear fluorescent colors or get an extreme hairstyle.  But, you can office appropriate colored suits with a pretty accessory such as a shiny necklace. A few guidelines: Suits in darker colors, grays or tans. Classic pumps with low to medium heels. Blouses with at least short to long … [Read more...]

Personal Shopping: Business Casual Wardrobe for Tall Woman

Client: Age 26, 6'3" tall. Sizes:  8-10, 37" inseam, size 10 shoes (no heels please) Wants:  Business casual outfits that can also double as outfits for going out with friends. She loves outfits with bright colors in trendy styles similar to a "short" person's wardrobe. Tall Snob Responds: I've tried to give you as much as a mix and match wardrobe as I can.  By keeping the bottoms in neutral colors of tan and navy blue, it's easy to mix and match all the tops and sweaters. The accessories will also match all the items.  I hope this helps to maximize your budget.  I did tend to go overboard on the polka dots, so I hope you love dots. It seems like they are everywhere this season. As far as creating items similar to a short person's wardrobe, I have no expertise there and I'm not going to pretend that I do. Please embrace your height and play up your assets as you are unique and gorgeous and I sincerely want you to believe that!  Striped Tall Peplum Top. Tall Cardi. Tall … [Read more...]

Personal Shopping: 37 Inseam Pants in Tans & Black

Client: 6'4", in her mid 50's. Size:  34" waist, 42" hips, 37" inseam length. Wants: Pants similar to "Dockers" in khaki, mocha, black and brown. Style Challenge:  She says she is having a hard time finding pants that fit as she has a flat behind.  She prefers mid-rise pants with straight leg styles. Tall Snob Responds:  You mentioned that you had purchased some pants from Alloy, but returned them as they cater to younger clients.  I'm going to agree with you that although their pants are affordable, they are most likely not age appropriate for you. Unfortunately, its slim pickings for what you want.  So, I am listing the one that I have found. You will have to try them on and see if they fit and return them if not. Here are the current options: Straight Cut Tall Suit Pants - in 36" or 38" inseam. Also in tan. Pendelton Destination Pants - 37" Inseam Perfect Tall Khaki Pants - 37" Inseam. I hope this helps and if anyone else have an idea of pants that may … [Read more...]

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