Longer tops

(43 Posts)
LaTrucha Sat 15-Mar-14 16:30:35

I don't think I am particularly long in the body and I'm a very average height but I have just realised how fed up I am of wishing my tops were about an inch (or more) longer than they are.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I have seen these, which I like, particularly for the neckline, but the review says they last about 5 minutes.

TacitusMouse Sat 15-Mar-14 19:16:37

Just posting because I'm very long of body and would like to see what's recommended

RubyrooUK Sat 15-Mar-14 19:18:53

I am actually very short bodied but even so, I wish almost every top I buy was longer. So I'm posting to see if other people have any brainwaves about what works!

everythingsgoingsouth Sat 15-Mar-14 19:22:03

Dorothy perkins.topshop and new look have "tall" sections

everythingsgoingsouth Sat 15-Mar-14 19:23:28

oh, whistles do a "layering" shirt, just an extra long white shirt, to go under jumpers etc

MuffTheMagicDragonButter Sat 15-Mar-14 19:25:15

I remember seeing H & M jersey dresses recommended on a thread about long tops.

ToAvoidConversation Sat 15-Mar-14 19:27:04

I have this issue but think its because I'm bigger boo bed so stuff rides up. I like long H&M vest tops for wearing by themselves or under tops.

H&M often have basic teeshirts and vest tops which are longer than average.

phonebox Sat 15-Mar-14 19:42:53

Same, I'm average height and not big-boobed but maybe I have a slightly longer back than average.

I end up using what are supposed to be tunic-length as tops a lot of the time. Normal vests are almost like crop-tops on me confused Ditto H&M are good for longer tops.

BikeRunSki Sat 15-Mar-14 19:49:17

Me too! Only 5'8" but long back.
I posted about this recently and was told to look at Vero Moda (cheapish) and Baukujen (pricey). I also have the Boden Hampton top in several colours as it is a good length.

OuterFromOutersville Sat 15-Mar-14 19:51:59

I don't think that I'm long in the body, but I often wish that tops were longer. I bloody hate tops riding up, and I really don't want to flash my live handles / back to anyone when bending over (e.g. to get something from a filing cabinet). I think that companies are just stingy buggers, and a cm or two off every top = more £ for them angry.

Unless I am actually just long in the body grin. But then I'd have to have a corresponding short part.

OuterFromOutersville Sat 15-Mar-14 19:53:10

*love handles blush

SuburbanSpaceperson Sat 15-Mar-14 19:56:07

I have a load of these for wearing under other stuff.

phonebox Sat 15-Mar-14 19:56:11

Oh that's a good point Outer - maybe clothes shops are doing what chocolate producers are doing - cutting the cloth for more buck angry

reup Sat 15-Mar-14 19:59:41

A couple of years ago Primark did longer length t shirts. They were great as they weren't tunics. But not sure if they always do them. I suffer from this too. I would love to buy a dress that sat properly. Swimming costumes and tankinis are a pain too. Both my sons are like this and PJs are hard and I have to buy 2 years older tops so then the arms are all wrong.

FunnyLittleFrog Sat 15-Mar-14 20:00:12

Yes to H&M jersey dresses. I have at least 10 in different colours. I couldn't do without them.

KoalaFace Sat 15-Mar-14 20:01:54

I have about 8 of these vest tops they are only £4 and brilliant for layering.

I'm on the shorter side can can wear them like body con dresses blush.

OuterFromOutersville Sat 15-Mar-14 20:02:41

What do you mean though Frog? Do you wear the dress under a top? Or as a dress?

OuterFromOutersville Sat 15-Mar-14 20:04:33

I find that actual long line vests are longer than I'd like though - I just like a top that covers me, even when I'm bending over.

comicsansisevil Sat 15-Mar-14 20:05:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

behindthetimes Sat 15-Mar-14 20:05:59

I tend to by maternity t-shirts whether pregnant or not, as they are longer and generally more flattering!

LaTrucha Sun 16-Mar-14 07:24:56

Ooo.! When I wet to bed last night I thought I had started one of my, 'No on is interested,' threads. Thanks for your replies. It's a good point about not actually wanting a really long to, just one that doesn't ride up and show my back when I bend down. Good point about bigger boobs too.

I suspect them of making them shorter and shorter too. I have been buying the same Boden scoop tee for years. The last one I bought, a few weeks ago, is the one that prompted this thread! (Glares....)

BikeRunSki Sun 16-Mar-14 07:28:11

I have just noticed that on the Gap website some tops face a "tall" option.

BikeRunSki Sun 16-Mar-14 07:28:37

Face = have

McFox Sun 16-Mar-14 07:30:51

Mary Portas' range in HoF is really good for this. I bought quite a few in the sale and they've washed really well.

Germanwife Sun 16-Mar-14 07:39:05

I find that American brands have much longer vests and T-shirts. If you can face the shops, Abercombie, Hollister and American Eagle all do tops 1-2 inches longer. American Apparel too.

Currently wearing H&M nursing vests and very impressed with length and fit (have the same problem as you op) and will definitely be stocking up on these to layer when back in 'regular' clothes.

Nicola10 Sun 16-Mar-14 07:44:27

Check out Aldi or Lidl (can't remember which) next week. They're going to having longer length tops as a special.smile

MissBartlett Sun 16-Mar-14 08:02:19

I've got one of those next tops. The length is great and I've not noticed any problem with the quality. I layer a lot of tshirts over h&m l

MissBartlett Sun 16-Mar-14 08:03:37

Sorry - phone! H&M long line vests too. I've got a couple of longer tops from uniqlo too.

whitewineandchocolate Sun 16-Mar-14 09:49:32

I agree, I've got a couple of Boden tops that I kept but after one wash are so short. All the reviews on the site raved about the good quality! For casual long t shirts Fat Face are a good length.

BobPatSamandIgglePiggle Sun 16-Mar-14 10:01:36

Place marking! I'm only 5 foot 2 but have massive norks so tops are never long enough.

Not keen on pepperberry. I buy 'tall' vests etc but cant buy tall long sleeved tops as the sleeves are really long!

I also have a big tummy I'd like to hide with longer tops.

VarsityQueen Sun 16-Mar-14 10:03:16

I also need longer length tops. What annoys me is the number of online retailers who don't include the length of the top (in one of the sizes if they differ, just so you have a guide). GAP says something like 'hits at the hip'... whose hips??

I search on Shopstyle for 'longline top' or 'longline jumper' but that can often bring up extra extra long too. Having said that my tops always seem to shrink so extra extra long is fine after a few washes. Also recommend the long length H&M vests which don't shrink and are thin enough not to add loads of bulk. I've also had some luck in Peacocks of all places

mewkins Sun 16-Mar-14 10:13:22

Esprit do a good selection of longline vests and tshirts in the Basics bit of their website. 12 quid so more expensive than h and m dresses (which I also use as vest tops- who on earth wears them as dresses?!?)but the colours are lovely and they stay looking new for longer. Also p&p is free on esprit.co.uk

123Jump Sun 16-Mar-14 13:22:03

I bought one of [http://www.oasis-stores.com/botanical-bird-print-tee/tops/oasis/fcp-product/3190391300 these] recently. The blue one. I was on a mission to find a longer length top, just for everyday. Thses were all I could find.
These [http://www.baukjen.com/uk/shop/baukjen/tops/essential-extra-long-t-caviar-black.htm Baukjen] ones are lovely too. I'm sure there must be a code somewhere.....

tonyblairsreallygoodlegsnbutt Sun 16-Mar-14 14:00:21

Second the suggestion for H&M vests, I have them in most of the colours for layering under things. Got into the habit of wearing them while breastfeeding DS and now don't feel comfortable without one!

TracyK Sun 16-Mar-14 14:15:59

I'm another that lives Primark strappy tops. Loads of colours and nice and long for 2 quid. Though there are two styles, the one with the satin trim is the normal length.

LaTrucha Sun 16-Mar-14 22:12:59

I don't think I have ever really understood how to layer vests, but given the rare nature of the thing I really want, it might be time to try. Any suggestions would be welcome.

You know, I never thought of looking in tall. Doh.

RudyMentary Sun 16-Mar-14 22:19:10

I wear the H&M dresses as long tops and hush longline tanks

Ifyoubuildit Sun 16-Mar-14 22:47:08

Keep track of this one

PinkandTwinkly Mon 17-Mar-14 06:02:40

At 5'll and a J cup top length is my big problem.

For casual, like most i layer, i have the Matalan vests and H&M dresses, i buy a size too small so they don't add bulk.

My problem is work tops, I don't feel the vest under is smart enough for work so always stumped.

I do have a lot of Store21 tunic tops i wear for work. Bought tightly fitted they sit on my hip, and have a work appropriate round neck.
I can wear them with plain trousers and blazer (if I get a size too big they look too causal strangely)

They do four or five different patterns each season but the style is the same. Some ar a little hideous (jewelled sleeves with leopard print) but i have quite a collection now.
They wash and dry quickly and need now ironing.
Can't link at S21 don't seem to sell online.

Primark vests are long as are their stretchy tops

lemonfolly Mon 17-Mar-14 07:26:21

Another vote for maternity, they are long. H&M are good

LaTrucha Tue 18-Mar-14 15:17:09

I went to Matalan this morning. The vest tops were really quite long, and too tight for me. Other of their t'shirts were fab for length and size although some of them were too see through for me - though not shocking.

They had some nice stuff though in general, if you don't mind a bit of polyester.

I got one to see and some cotton shorts. Meant to be for the beach but I am going to wear them as bed shorts. They are much cheaper than I have seen for similar elsewhere and true to size.

I wonder how they will wash.

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