Archives for September 2007

Women’s Trendy Tall Jackets & Tall Blazers for Fall

By Krista Mayne

I love to wear stylish jackets and as a tall woman, sometimes my options are limited. This fall there are plenty of women’s trendy tall jackets and tall blazers. Here are a few of the current trends in tall jackets and tall blazers I have found by shopping online.

1. Long length tall jackets look terrific on tall women and there are plenty of options this fall. The long length jacket is similar to a duster length. They give you a tall, slimming effect that is not only beautiful but exudes confidence when worn with a classy pair of tall jeans or trousers.

2. Another option for trendy tall jackets and tall blazers for fall are glamorous fabrics such as leather and suede. Tall leather jackets and blazers give the tall woman an edgy and stylish appearance. Today’s tall leather jackets are available in many colors from classic browns to rich purples.

3. Tall corduroy blazers are a definite must have item for fall. Available in solid colors, prints and quilted patterns, corduroy tall blazers are durable and will stand the test of time.

4. Tweed tall jackets and tall blazers are very trendy for fall. You can find them in varying length and colors. Tall tweed jackets have been in style for a few years and we expect this classic style to continue for many more. Tweed tall jackets are a great way to add some texture and fun to your tall wardrobe.

As you can see tall women have some great options in trendy tall jackets and tall blazers for fall. We are not stuck with having to buy the same old navy blue tall blazer, but can experiment with some texture and different lengths of tall jackets and tall blazers.

Visit Tall Clothing Mall at http://www.tallclothingmall.com/ – a great resource for tall men and tall women looking for tall clothing, plus size clothing, big and tall clothing, tall maternity, and large size shoes. This website was created by Krista Mayne, after she became frustrated by the amount of time she spent trying to find tall clothing.

 

New Choices for Men’s Big and Tall Shirts

By Krista Mayne

Big and tall men have a lot of options in long-sleeve shirts these days. Gone are the days of settling for buying short sleeve shirt because the long sleeves shirts are not long enough, or buying a shirt and rolling it up to disguise a sleeve length too short. Now there are plenty of long sleeve big and tall shirts on the market. Here are some of the current trends in the men’s big and tall shirt department.

Some popular big and tall shirts are wrinkle-free big and tall shirts. Now when you travel, you can look great too, as many of the big and tall shirts on the market are easy to care for, just wash and dry, shake out the wrinkles and you are good to go.

Another current trend in men’s big and tall shirts are shirts with a pattern print. As a big and tall man, you can get away with wearing any type of pattern whether it is stripes, plaids, or checks. All of these patterns work for a big and tall man.

Texture is hot this season in big and tall shirts. You are not limited to plain cotton or polyester fabrics. Now you can choose from fabrics such as corduroy, denim, suede, or canvas.

The most interesting types of big and tall shirts that I have found are specialized big and tall travel shirts. Many of these big and tall shirts have special features such as sun protection made from a fabric rated for its level of ultraviolet or UV protection. Other big and tall travel shirts have insect repellent built into the shirt- so you can enjoy the outdoors without being bothered by pesky bugs. There are also big and tall shirts made with unique fabrics that keep you cool as they whisk moisture away from you, so you can arrive at your destination fresh smelling and dry. Some big and tall shirts on the market are made especially for those who enjoy outdoor sports such as fishing shirts with extra pockets for all of your fishing gear.

Big and tall shirts are most prevalent on the Internet, as many of the retail stores do not carry big and tall shirts.

Visit Tall Clothing Mall at http://www.tallclothingmall.com/ – a great resource for tall men and tall women looking for tall clothing, plus size clothing, big and tall clothing, tall maternity, and large size shoes. This website was created by Krista Mayne, after she became frustrated by the amount of time she spent trying to find tall clothing.

 

A Personal Note from Krista

On this day of grief for our country, let us pause to remember all of the victims of 9/11 including the emergency workers who put their lives on the line daily for us. My father was a Marine in Vietnam and then was a career policeman. He died in the line of duty when his helicopter crashed while searching for a missing toddler. Today I pause to say a prayer for all policemen, firefighters, emergency workers and soldiers everywhere that they may be protected and blessed for their efforts to help all of us. I also pray for peace and harmony throughout the world. At the very least, remember to post your flag today!
Thanks,

Krista

Trendy Plus Size Clothing for Fall

Until recently trendy plus size clothing was non-existent. This fall trendy plus size clothing is everywhere. Here are a few tips for looking your best and still dressing trendy. Grey is the new black of the season. Grey pants, grey jeans or a grey shirt are the foundation pieces for any plus size women’s fall wardrobe. Like the color black, grey also has a slimming effect especially if used on the lower half of your body or as a monochromatic effect by dressing in various shades of grey from head to toe.

Purple is a very trendy plus size clothing color this fall. Try using it in moderation, such as a beautiful blouse or as an accessory. A great way to add a bright pop of color would be to wear a beautiful necklace or add a purple purse.

Wrap shirts are still a trendy plus size clothing staple- as they can take many inches off your waist by disguising a trouble spot and creating the illusion of a waist.

Kimono shirts are another hot fall must have item as they drape nicely over a wide arm and balance out a large torso. If you buy a shirt with a pattern, be sure that it is a larger pattern, as a small pattern will only make you look out of proportion.

There are many trendy plus size jeans on the market this fall. Two of the hottest trends are straight leg plus size jeans and wide leg plus size jeans. They look hot on just about any figure. Buy them in a grey color, and you will be really stylish. Have fun, go shopping and get a few pieces of trendy plus size clothing for your fall wardrobe.

Women’s Trendy Tall Jeans for Fall

By Krista Mayne

I am a tall woman and I love jeans. Until recently tall jeans were very hard to find. Online shopping is definitely the best bet for finding tall jeans as many of the stores only offer their tall sizes online. I don’t mind online shopping as I can usually find great deals and lots of free shipping offers on the Internet. I have researched tall jeans extensively and here are some of the hottest trendy tall jeans for fall that I have found.

The two hottest trends in tall jeans this fall are wide leg tall jeans and straight leg tall jeans. Both jeans give your leg a nice clean line and make your waist look smaller. They also disguise troubled thigh areas. I recommend some with stretch and a nice sheen.

Another trend in tall jeans for fall is gray colored jeans. Gray is the new black for fall so make sure you pick up a pair of gray tall jeans. Try a pair of gray jeans with some great hardware and metallic stitching. Boot-cut tall jeans are always a wonderful choice, as they never go out of style. There are plenty of boot-cut tall jeans this season and dark tall jeans look especially nice, as they can be dressed up or down depending on your mood.

Designer tall jeans are popular this fall in some great brands such as Hudson, Joe’s Jeans and Seven for All Mankind. They are made from quality materials that hold up over time. If you haven’t tried a designer tall jean, it may be time for you to splurge and get yourself a pair, as you won’t believe how great they make you look!

This fall there are plenty of choices in women’s trendy tall jeans with inseams up to 38 inches long so start surfing the Internet and find some trendy tall jeans that fit.

Visit Tall Clothing Mall at http://www.tallclothingmall.com/ – a great resource for tall men and tall women looking for tall clothing. This website was created by Krista Mayne, after she became frustrated by the amount of time she spent trying to find tall clothing. She has created a special section of tall jeans categorized by inseam lengths.

Accessories that Look Terrific on Tall Women

By Krista Mayne

There is nothing more beautiful than a tall woman who knows how to dress well! However, there is not much tall style advice available for tall women. The best tip I can give you is to keep everything in proportion to your tall size. Since you are larger than most of the population, you accessories should be larger too. Here are a few great tips on what accessories look best on tall women.

Tall women look terrific is large hoop earrings, and dangling long earrings. Never wear stud earrings or small hoops as they will look out of proportion with your face and will only make you look larger.

Long necklaces are especially flattering on tall women. You can definitely pull off a chunky bead necklace or a necklace with a funky large pendant. Long layers of pearls wrapped into several strand look stunning on tall women.

As far as bags and wallets go, the bigger the better. Tall women carrying little purses, look terrible! When choosing a bag, remember the 3 B’s – big, bright, or bodacious. You can get away with any style of bag as long as it is long or wide. If you choose a pattern on your bag or purse, make sure the stripes, patterns and dots are very large. Solids are also a great option and bright, big bags are especially great for tall women. A bright, colorful bag is a way to add some interesting variety to your wardrobe.

Wide belts are great accessories for tall women. Don’t even think of wearing narrow belts, as this will make your torso look extra long. A wide belt will hide a lot of trouble areas and give you a great silhouette.

Have fun with accessories. They are a great way to add a pop of color and make an average outfit transform into a stunning tall outfit.

 

Tall Women’s Clothing Trends for Fall

By Krista Mayne

As a tall woman, I have struggled my whole life with fashion trends. Many of the fads look ridiculous on my tall stature. However, I love to look trendy without looking like I have tried too hard. Here are some of the current fashion trends for fall that I can incorporate to look great with my height.

1. Grey is the new black of the season. Grey pants, grey tall jeans or a grey shirt are the foundation pieces for any tall women’s fall wardrobe.

2. Texture is really hot this season. Get some large handbags and large purses with lots of texture. Some of my favorites are the new quilted handbags in bold colors, animal printed bags and belts and shiny items. Play up your accessories with lots of texture, but remember to keep the patterns big to balance out your tall proportions.

3. There are many women’s tall jeans on the market this fall. Two of the hottest trends are straight leg tall jeans and wide leg tall jeans. They look hot on just about any figure- whether you are tall and thin or a little on the heavy side. If you get these jeans in gray, you will be a “Tall Fashionista”.

4. Bold graphic prints are still in style for fall, which is great news for tall women. Graphic prints can be found everywhere and most of them are in large patterns. Large patterns are key, as they look great on tall women. Small patterns will make you look out of balance, so avoid them.

This fall, tall women have lots of great tall clothing options that will work great with our tall statures.

Visit Tall Clothing Mall at http://www.tallclothingmall.com/ – a great resource for tall men and tall women looking for tall clothing,plus size clothing,big and tall clothing,tall maternity, and large size shoes. This website was created by Krista Mayne, after she became frustrated by the amount of time she spent trying to find tall clothing.

Where to Find Womens Tall Pants

If you are an ultra-tall woman, what does that mean? It means that shopping for clothes is probably not your favorite past time, as you are a minority. Most ultra-tall women require jeans with inseam lengths of 36-38 inches long. So clothes shopping with your average height friends is a bit challenging. I feel your pain, as I am also an ultra tall woman. So, where can we shop? Well, we could just keep buying men’s jeans as the men’s clothing companies realize there are lots of tall men in the world. If you prefer more figure flattering pants, here are a few great clothing stores for you to try:

1. Tall Etc. is a clothing chain with 8 stores nationwide. They also have a great Internet website with tall women’s pants and jeans up to 38 inches long. They have casual tall pants as well as tall career pants.

2. Long Tall Sally is a UK company with many stores throughout the UK. They also offer worldwide delivery. They have stylish women’s tall pants up to 38 inches long. They also feature some longer length shirts, skirts, coats, and pajamas.

3. Designs by Stephene is another great store for tall women. They are a designer jean boutique that carries extra long designer jeans for tall women or tall men. I personally recommend their “7 For All Mankind” brand as they look great on most figures.

Now that you have these options, what are you waiting for? Go and get some tall pants that flatter your figure and are long enough!

 

Womens Large Size Shoes-3 Great Options

I have big feet and I love shoe shopping. Finding shoes that fit, has become a huge problem. As I have had my children, my feet have gotten a little longer with each pregnancy. It seemed like overnight my feet grew to a size 12. What a size 12? When did that happen? I have struggled to find women’s shoes that are big enough. Forget even trying to find them in the mall, size 12 shoes are virtually extinct. So, I have had to get creative and look elsewhere. Let me share with you some great options I have found for women’s large size shoes:

1. Barefoot Tess– is one of my favorite stores for large size shoes. They carry up to size 15 in women’s designer shoes. Until I found this store, I didn’t even know I could find stylish designer large size shoes. Their shoes are beautiful and are made from quality materials.

2. FootSmart is where I get all of my casual, every day tennis shoes and sandals. Their shoes are so comfortable- which is exactly what my feet need as my feet take a beating chasing my children around town. I especially like the Easy Spirit brand as they cushion my feet so nicely. FootSmart carries up to size 13.

3. ShoeBuy is another great shoe company for women’s large size shoes. With shoes up to size 15, this is a huge store with hundreds of pairs of large size women’s shoes! They also offer free shipping and free returns with no sales tax, which can really help stretch the budget.

If you have big feet and love shoe shopping as much as I do, you still have options. Don’t even attempt shoe shopping in the mall, as your choices are way too limited. Order a few pairs of shoes off the Internet, if they don’t fit return them. There are lots of Internet shoe companies with easy return policies so large size shoe shopping has never been easier.

Check out our women’s shoe section here for the latest coupons.

 

Where to Find Mens Tall Clothing

By Krista Mayne

Is it possible to wear stylish clothing when you are tall? Does that mean that you are stuck with wearing only one type of jeans – namely western? Well, over the last few years, the men’s tall clothing department has expanded greatly and retailers are finally catering to this market. Many stylish name brands such as Ralph Lauren, Polo, and Tommy Bahama have added a huge assortment of men’s tall clothing. So where does one find tall clothing?

1. The first option is tall specialty catalogs. There are many big and tall men’s catalogs on the market now.

2. Some finer department stores now have special big and tall departments. These are usually found somewhere towards the back of the stores, often in a corner. Although they are hard to find, they are worth the trip.

3. The Internet is exploding with men’s tall clothing in tall niche-type stores. Everything you could possible need is available online- whether it be men’s casual tall clothing to men’s designer tall clothing.

4. Custom tall clothing stores are a great option- as you can get clothing to fit your exact measurements. The Internet has custom men’s tall clothing in jeans, chinos, dress shirts, casual shirts and suits. You may also visit a local tailor to have custom clothing made for you.

When it comes to shopping, tall men may have to search a little longer than the rest of the population. The good news is, that men’s tall clothing finally exists and the choices are growing more every season

Visit Tall Clothing Mall at http://www.tallclothingmall.com – a great resource for tall men and tall women looking for tall clothing, plus size clothing, big and tall clothing, tall maternity, and large size shoes. This website was created by Krista Mayne, after she became frustrated by the amount of time she spent trying to find tall clothing.