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MrsBucketxx Tue 25-Jun-13 20:27:11

as a lanky bird 5'11 I am always on the look out for new tall web sites fashion blogs etc.

my current faves being (blog)

and clothes from

any other recommendations, tips woukd be great too.

after all petite ranges are everywhere, tall ones should be too.

LadyBigtoes Wed 26-Jun-13 08:36:57

I adjust things. For dresses, I often get short/cap sleeved, cut the sleeves off, and use the fabric to insert an extra bit in the shoulder straps, making the dress longer and the boob darts and waist lower.
(obviously this is best for informal dresses with a busy print, then it doesn't show) (and I tend to get dresses on eBay so I'm not risking butchering something ££££ smile)

For swimming costume that fits, I but a tankini and see the top and bottom together where they lie when on - making a swimsuit that fits my extra-long body exactly.

I sometimes sew a band of contrasting fabric around the bottom of a skirt to make it the right length. Also looks nice on pjs.

For long vests and tops, superdry, jack wills (off eBay!) and new look.

Minion Wed 26-Jun-13 08:38:05

Another midget at 5'9 here but long leg and long body does not a happy minion, make.
I've discovered the dark blue jeggings from M&s, £22 I think and don't really look like jeggings, more jeans.
Nice and long, and stretchy!
Also a size 9 shoe so if anyone raids bigfoots private shoe collection bung us a pair. I'm sick of shopping in the sales.

LadyBigtoes Wed 26-Jun-13 08:38:41

Buy not but
Sew not see

MrsBucketxx Wed 26-Jun-13 08:43:01

jammies are always too short except lts.

any other places I can get them?

LadyBigtoes Wed 26-Jun-13 08:44:13

Next maternity jeans were the longest I found. I also cut off the front of some old long jeans and sewed in a belly band. Ugly but ok for if you are wearing a long top that covers it all up.

LadyBigtoes Wed 26-Jun-13 08:47:34

Ha ha mrs bucket, I have finger toes too - but also fat thumbs that my dp calls "toe thumbs"!

FoxMulder Wed 26-Jun-13 08:50:39

What I don't get, is that almost everywhere sells trousers in various lengths, but tops are all one length. Surely it follows that if you have long/short legs you also have long/short arms & body? I do struggle getting tops with long enough arms.

Oh, and I have size 8-9 feet, for the record smile

Longdistance Wed 26-Jun-13 08:58:28

I'm 5'9", I have a 35" inside leg and a short body blush
I'm all legs and tits. Sounds ideal, but shopping's murder.

I hate shopping, and most of my clothes are black. No joke, my staple is black trousers, t shirts, tops, coats. I have burgundy, and other reds, a bit of brown and grey.

I really struggle getting clothes here in Oz, I've actually given up sad ...sigh!

AgathaF Wed 26-Jun-13 09:07:46

I'm a titchy 5'9". Would love to find more tall clothes in shops.

My biggest current gripe is heels on shoes. I wear flats or small heels (nothing over about 2"). Why are all the shoes either 4" heels or flats. What about some lovely smaller heels that don't make me look like an 80 year old librarian.

OnTheNingNangNong Wed 26-Jun-13 09:07:48

I've got to give a mention to J Crew too, 35/6" trousers and tall size tops. I'm wearing a normal tee from there t today, and it fits lovely. Free delivery and returns online for international delivery. I've got a discount code if anyone wants it.
I'm a wide size 8 shoe and strangely, Debenhams shoes fit nice (only part of the store that I can shop in).

Can anyone find me a naice summer jacket please, I can't find any with decent length sleeves.

vkinski Wed 26-Jun-13 09:14:53

Yay for this thread!! I'm 5 '10 with 34" leg and an absolute hatred for seeing lovely dresses that are basically a top when I put them on angry. Will be checking out these links tonight when I get home.

IsletsOfLangerhans Wed 26-Jun-13 09:15:11

Thanks NingNangNong - a good excuse to pop into town tomorrow smile

FerrisBueller1972 Wed 26-Jun-13 09:15:29

Another tall checking in and marking place.

6ft. Size 12. 35" leg

Getting longer length on the high street is nigh on impossible here now. I want to try in before I buy!

vkinski Wed 26-Jun-13 09:19:24

Oh and I meant to add my hatred of shoe shopping too! My feet are really narrow and a size 8 but that appears to be down to my humongous big toe (seriously, its rank and completely out of proportion with the rest of my toes). My Dad used to say I had four toes and a hoof on the end of my foot. I basically live in flip flops, as I can't be arsed with the hassle!

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 26-Jun-13 09:19:24

DD has really long toes as well. She hates her feet poor love.

rachywhite83 Wed 26-Jun-13 09:27:25

Im a tall girl too.
6 foot
size 9\10 feet
38hh boobs
size 18/20
33" inside leg measurement
long body too
so I struggle in every aspect of clothes shopping !

I got my maternity jeans from mamas and papas. I had to get them turned up they were so long. Bargain at only £7.

Also love Primark linen lomg length trousers. Perfect length.

EeyoreIsh Wed 26-Jun-13 09:28:57

I'm only a shoe size seven, occasionally an eight. I blame my relatively small feet for my lack of balance grin

another vote for primark vests. They are plenty long and cheap, and wash well.

I'd love to know where to get long maternity jeans from. In fact, any long maternity clothes! I'm only 8 weeks but I'm expecting a struggle.

sudointellectual Wed 26-Jun-13 09:43:30

Size 6 feet here too. 5'10

I have completely given up on boob darts and just buy slash neck or cowl neck, but I am still secretly hankering after dresses with waists. I've got a good waist, but it's always six inches lower than the dresses'.

Looking for recs!

peasandlove Wed 26-Jun-13 10:09:29

checking in too, 6ft, 35inch leg, size 10/12.
Tall ranges dont exist here in NZ, luckily New Look etc send down here smile

peasandlove Wed 26-Jun-13 10:14:47

I bought this a few weeks ago and it's a good fit (the model is 5'10 in the pic). I did have the cowl neck taken out and made straight though asos

MrsBucketxx Wed 26-Jun-13 12:02:28

thats a fab dress peas. and super cheap too.

Passthecake30 Wed 26-Jun-13 12:12:58

6ft, size 10/12 and straight up and down. Lol at all the long arms...

What is everyone wearing today? I have next tall leggings, a tunic from white stuff and a next long cardigan. Plus loafers. Not massively trendy..but it all fits!

AnythingNotEverything Wed 26-Jun-13 12:24:13

Eeyore - I'm 24 weeks and huge, but managing in dresses and leggings (you know, cos the dresses aren't long enough!). For autumn/winter you could easily swap my Birkenstocks for some boots.

Maternity tops are long enough so far, but I have a wide range of long line H&M vests to cover any shortfall, plus some bump bands.

I also have long length maternity linen trousers from next and new look which are more than long enough for my 33 inch inside leg.

My tip would be to hunt hard for a maternity coat - coats are hard enough at the best of times!

Still hunting for jeans ... But to be honest, I'm always on the hunt for jeans!

MrsBucketxx Wed 26-Jun-13 12:47:03

cropped jeans, mango tea, and scarf.

all really old

trikken Wed 26-Jun-13 12:48:08

Im the same as you rachy but only piddly double D boobs.

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