Swimsuit Recommendation from a Reader

One of our readers has searched high and low for a long torso swimsuit and ordered several items that haven't worked for her.  She finally found one in a store in Portland, Oregon.  The one she love is also sold at JCPenney here. It's not a "long torso", but here is what Lara says, "as I said, it fits my long torso and my small bust and the lower leg openings gives it the look and feel of a retro suit or like having boy shorts on. It has shirring down the front and nice detail around the arm area. It’s very flattering! And it’s totally affordable! I got it in the colorful, tropical print. It also comes in plus size. I’m 6’1” with a 36” inseam and wear size 10-12 (depending on the cut, I need a 12 on the bottom, while I usually need a 10 on top). I got this suit in a 12 and it fits like a glove! No gaping on the top while still fitting and feeling comfy on the bottom." Thank you Lara for sharing your recommendation.  Swimsuits are one of the hardest items to get to fit right … [Read more...]

Various Tall Clothing Reviews

Last week was Spring break and it was so much fun! We drove our motor home to San Diego for some salt water therapy. Mr. Tall drives the Winnebago like it's a Corvette and it's always an adventure! While there we rented a boat for a few hours and we tubed "Mission Bay". I also tried paddle boarding and must admit that either it's harder when you are tall or maybe I'm just getting old. Ugh!  I fell in the bay twice, but ended up figuring out my balance for the last 10 minutes.  My teen sons had no problem figuring it out.  At least they didn't laugh too hard when I fell in. But, I loved paddle boarding, so it's something I will try again. I'm rocking a painful sunburn (not on purpose) - seems my Swedish skin burns easier these days. Here's a couple of pictures to show you what we did. We drove the entire way home yesterday (12 hrs) and my 3 year old got ill and was vomiting the entire way home and all of last night.  So today my brain is mush! She's finally watching a few … [Read more...]

Alloy Has a New Tall Shop

We all love Alloy! After all they have long inseam pants and jeans up to 37" long, tall maxi dresses, some longer length shirts and all at affordable prices. Alloy now has a new tall shop - with all of their tall or longer length items in one section for easier shopping!  Don't you love it when stores make it easier for us to find what we need? So, how do I shop at Alloy? A few years ago, I tried them, didn't get the right fit and gave up on them.  But, over the past year, I decided to give it another try and was pleasantly surprised. Obviously, I'm not a youngster anymore. {Sigh}. And a lot of the clothing is geared more towards teens. But, I have found items that I can wear. (pants and jeans).  I usually check the size chart and then order the item in the size I think I am, and then a size larger. I know, what you're saying, that this is a huge pain, but I order two items and return the one that I don't want to keep.  So, why would I go to all of this trouble? Why not just spend a … [Read more...]

I Love Polka Dots

I believe I began my love affair with polka dots when I saw Julia Roberts wearing the polka-dotted dress in "Pretty Woman". Don't you love this dress? In high school I wore my purple polka dot shorts until they were threadbare. I'm sure everyone got sick and tired of seeing me wear them.  Over the years, I've had a difficult time finding polka dots clothing that actually fits my tall frame. If you love polka dots as much as me, today's your lucky day as these items will fit tall women.   Long Torso Polka Dot Swimsuit  Vigotti  Polka Dot Heels to size 13 Polka Dot Tunic Swirling Dots Skirt - custom make in your size and length. Jersey Polka Dot Dress (choose long sizes) Polka Dot Top - custom sized to your measurements. Betsey Johnson Anchor Tote Polka Dot Palazzo pants - 35" - 40" inseam Tall Polka Dot Dress - lengths from 57"-67" long.   … [Read more...]

April 2012 Tall Snob Monthly Recap

April was a busy month at Tall Snob. We found all kinds of cool women's tall clothing items. Let's do a recap: Tall Pants Women's Tall Linen Pants Tall Jeans Video - How to Wear Tall Colored Jeans Stand Tall in Colored Denim We Love Tall Colored Skinny Jeans Misc. Women's Tall Clothing Stand Tall At The Beach Stand Tall This Week High or Low Tall Silk Skirt Tall Personal Shopping: Women's Black Vests Where to Purchase Women's Tall Shirts Tall Athletic Skort Accessories for Tall Women Stand Tall. Wear Baubles Stand Tall In Heels Awesome Metallic Shoes Tall Tangerine Tango   … [Read more...]

Stand Tall…at the Beach!

Stand Tall week continues.  Day 4.  Have you been standing tall this week?  Have you been proud to show off your height?  Have you worn colored denim or heels?  Have you rubbed it in that tall women make more money than their average height counterparts?  Do you still have friends? haha. Ok that last one was a joke!  Hopefully your friends and family encourage you to embrace your height with the utmost confidence. Well here in New England, it was 90 degrees on Monday!  Pretty sure we broke a record.  In fact I believe there was still snow on the ground at this time last year!  Yikes.  I took my girls out in the kiddie pool and it got me thinking about....swimwear.  [Insert Scary climactic "Dun Dun Dun" here].  Well tall fashionistas of every age--have no fear.  Take a look at these three adorable (teens/20s), pretty (30s), and classy (40+) looks I created just for YOU. Sweetheart Tankini. Cat Eye Sunglasses. “Hera” in red patent croc. (Up to size 14)! I am so in love with this … [Read more...]

Tall Personal Shopping: Tall Paisley Prints

Today's post is inspired by a tall personal shopping request. Lisa asked for help in finding tall clothing with paisley prints.  I hope you enjoy our finds:   Tall Paisley Printed Clothing - pictured above from left to right in rows:  Cote D'Azur Paisley Tunic - Soft Surroundings Paisley Henley Tunic - Gap Havana Siren Bra Cup Tankini - Athleta Merona Blue Paisley Oblong Scarf - Target Paisley - French Market Tote - Zappos Paisley Canvas Tall Shorts - Gap Paisley Printed Tiered A Line Maxi Skirt - Macy's Cropped Pants in Paisley Print - Asos Pintucked Paisley Print Tall  Dress - Gap   If you're frustrated in your search for women's tall clothing, large size shoes or the perfect accessories, check our our tall personal shopping service. It's free and we enjoy helping you. … [Read more...]

Slimming Giraffe Print Long Torso Swimsuit

Don't you love this flirty giraffe ruffle v-inset tank long torso swimsuit? The patttern is slimming in the tummy area. It's also available in tall plus sizes.  View more long torso swimsuits. … [Read more...]

New Long Torso Swimsuits

We have added some new arrivals to our special section of long torso swimsuits. My favorite pick is Eddie Bauer's Miraclesuit® Fauxkini one-piece long torso swimsuit. It looks like a tall tankini, but you won't have to worry about the tummy area showing as it's really a one piece. Plus, it's made of special fabric that has 3 times the Lycra® spandex of regular swimwear, and without bulky girdles or linings to make you look slimmer! … [Read more...]