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TALL ladies - where on earth do you find maternity trousers with >34

(16 Posts)
loomer Tue 07-Jun-05 19:17:53

It looks like Long Tall Sally now only offer ONE pair of maternity jeans, and ONE pair of black maternity trousers.

PLEASE tell me that these are not the only two items of clothing that I am going to be able to wear on my bottom half this year??!

I'm just over six foot tall, and inside leg must be at least 34", preferably 36", by the by... what's a growing girl to do?

Lizzylou Tue 07-Jun-05 19:24:05

Next do a longer and an xtra long length leg......they were fine for me, tho my legs are 33" lucky thing you!

hoxtonchick Tue 07-Jun-05 19:25:53

top shop do maternity trousers with a 36" leg.

Aero Tue 07-Jun-05 19:29:01

What size are you looking for? As far as I remember my Dorothy Perkins ones were way too long for me - they're a size 18 though, so probably no good to you. I normally wear standard length but am convinced these were long - not sure of exact length though, but if the size is any good I can look them out.

Aero Tue 07-Jun-05 19:29:57

Actually, they're jeans so you probably wouldn't want them anyway - didn't read first post right!

soyabean Tue 07-Jun-05 19:45:13

Have you tried Formes? I dont think they do 'tall' specifically but I am 5'8'' and had a pair of jeans that were a good 4 inches too long for me which I wore turned up; I loved them (six plus years ago). Might be worth a try? Good luck in your mission!

milward Tue 07-Jun-05 20:12:22

Once got some trousers from h&m that were too long - I'm 1.75m - had to take them up. Also Isabella Oliver (on the www) do long length.

loomer Wed 08-Jun-05 21:45:41

Ah, bless you all for a quick response. I will definitely look out the top shop ones - I am amazed they offer 36", since most of the other stores 'long' or even 'extra long' versions (eg. Next) don't go beyond 32 or 33".

I know it's a nice problem to have really - but I must admit I was kind of hoping to fall pregnant earlier in the year so that I could get away with wearing floaty dresses and summer skirts... but as it is I'll be at my hugest in mid-winter (baby due mid-january), so I really need to find those trousers!

Thanks again for your help, ladies!!

Tallbird Thu 09-Jun-05 13:04:29

Totally agree with the Top Shop recommendation - have a couple of pairs, and they are if anything slightly too long for me (perhaps partly because they tend to sit on the hips).
Tried the Long Tall Sally jeans - leg is a good shape, but they are the sort where the waist sits somewhere up over the top of your bump, and dp kindly pointed that they make my bum look about a mile long, so needless to say, haven't worn them again.
It's also worth seeing if you can get hold of and Gap maternity stuff (there are some e-bay stores selling it new) - as I think their long length is about 35".
The other good trousers I found aren't maternity at all - yoga pants from Sweaty Betty (they have a website) in the long length - really stretchy, and with a waistband that can be worn up or down.
Hope that helps - it's a nightmare finding long maternity trousers (Next's 'extra long' just made me laugh) !

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jun-05 13:08:52

In desperation, I made some. Sewed an attractive jersy panel into a pair of ordinary jeans and added some of that button elastic.

TheVillageIdiot Thu 09-Jun-05 13:09:36

H & M...

Also they do quite cheap jeans (about a tenner), there jeans are always lovely and long and at that price you can afford to buy a slightly bigger waist than usual then wear them low slung.

TheVillageIdiot Thu 09-Jun-05 13:10:18

and plenty of elasticated waist gypsy skirts around..

oliveoil Thu 09-Jun-05 13:11:50

I am 5' 9" so sort of a mini Loomer (!) and I always found H&M brilliant, got all my mat clothes from there.

tessasmum Fri 10-Jun-05 20:12:04

Had the same problem 2 years ago with a February baby. Ebay is worth a try and I got a few pairs from Maternitywear Exchange which is online. Just hope they are better at taking pictures now as some of the stuff looked "interesting"! My best buy was in Denmark, the comfiest jeans ever and everything I tried on was REALLY long, when asked why the shop assistant said that Danish women like to think they are taller than they are!! Don't know about Danish stuff online though.
Good luck!

PrincessPeaHead Fri 10-Jun-05 20:17:08

blooming marvellous do trousers in 3 lengths, the longest is 34", you could give them a go? and a 10% discount if you link from the homepage here...

harrogatemum Fri 10-Jun-05 20:17:46

I have 36" inside leg and lived for the whole of my pg in H and M slouchy black trousers and a pair of Mothercare maternity jeans - really surprised by Mothercare that they were long enough - I rarely took them off!

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