Extended Calf Boots for Tall Women

Not only do I have long legs but my calf circumference is around 16.5″ which means I need extended calf boots especially if I have any hope of wearing them over jeans.  Needless to say, this has led to countless hours of searching for the perfect pair of wide calf boots and today I’m sharing what has worked for me.

For my December honeymoon almost 5 years ago, I bought a pair of waterproof suede boots with a subtle stretchy panel in the back.  While the shaft of these boots are not wide per se, the stretchy panel allows the boots to mold nicely to the shape of my legs, and I love that these boots offer a fitted silhouette.  With a bit of effort, I can even wear them over skinny jeans.

A couple of years ago, I was in the market for a leather pair of boots in the cognac color and I meticulously researched various extended calf boots before finally buying a great pair from J.Crew.  Apparently I’m not the only one who loves J.Crew extended calf boots since they are already sold out in most sizes but never fear! I’ve rounded up some other fabulous styles that will work great for those of us who are a little more well-endowed in the calf area.

womens stretch back black boots

Stretch-back black boots (Up to size 11)

women's brown wide shaft boots

Brown waterproof boots (Up to size 13; Also available in black)

cognac wide calf boots

Cognac leather boot – (Up to size 13; Also available in black)

black leather boots for tall women

Black boots with buckle detail (Up to size EU47/US13)

burgundy tall boots

Burgundy leather boots (up to size 12; Available in 3 colors)

david tate extra wide calf boots

Extra Wide Calf Boots (Up to size 12)

brown boots for tall women

Sage Boots with extra wide calf (Up to size 13)

View more boots we love here.

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Styling Tall White Jeans for Fall

Whether or not you should wear white after Labor Day is always a hotly debated topic in the fashion world.  I tend to wear what makes me happy regardless of fashion laws or trends. If the mood strikes, I most certainly plan to wear my tall white jeans this fall.  Of course, I will be styling them a little bit differently than I did in the spring and summer which is all part of the fun of seasonal changes, right?

The contrast between a beautiful pair of cognac boots and crisp white jeans is really eye-catching. Pair one of fall’s must have accessories, a cozy ruana wrap, with a sweater and your white jeans are ready for their fall debut.

who to wear tall white jeans in the fall

 

Tall White Jeans.   Cognac Leather Boots (Up to size 12)     Ruana Wrap.  Tall Ribbed Sweater.

What do you think? Do you plan to wear white this fall?

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Pointy Toe Flats for Tall Women

While I love rocking some heels, I don’t wear them nearly as much as I did in my 20s.  I guess I’ve grown a bit more practical in my “old age” and also find heels a tad difficult to wear when I know I’ll be on my feet for hours or will be doing a lot of walking.

So what’s a tall lady to wear when she still wants look dressy but doesn’t want to wear heels? Pointy toe flats!  These flats are the perfect alternative to heels and I love that you don’t have to sacrifice looking fancy for comfort.  You get to have the best of both worlds!

I find that I wear my pointed toe flats several times a week in the cooler months and there’s no better time to stock up on some pretty flats with fall right around the corner.  Here are a few of my favorites:

womens pointy toe flats

Bow detail flats (Up to size 12; 4 colors)

gold pointy toe flats

 Gold D’Orsay flats (Up to size 12)

pointy toe leopard flats

Leopard print flats (Up to size 12)

balck pointy toe flats

Basic black flats (Up to size 13)

pointy toe flats for tall women

Dressy loafer (Up to size 12; 4 colors)

womens size 15 flats

BFT paneled flats (Up to size 15; 3 colors)

Let’s Review:

View more flats we love here.

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Casual Labor Day Weekend Look for Tall Men

When I think of Labor Day weekend, a few things come to mind: football, BBQs and weather with just a hint of fall.  Watching football or enjoying a BBQ with friends both call for a comfortable outfit, wouldn’t you agree?

In many places, the weather is still warm enough to get away with wearing shorts and a tee in early September, but it’s always a good idea to have a pullover sweatshirt with you just in case the temperatures drop.  Finish the look with a pair of sneakers and you’re ready for whatever the Labor Day weekend brings your way!

mens tall outfit for labor day

Tall striped tee.  Tall sweatshirt (in 4 colors)

Navy shorts (Also in tan)   Sneakers (to size 13)

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End of Summer Steals Under $50

Do you love end-of-season sales like me?  If so, you’re in luck because I’ve compiled a list of summer steals just for us tall ladies.

You may be wondering whether it’s worth it to buy any more summery items since summer is winding down.  It’s most certainly worth it and here’s why. If you live in climates that are warmer year round (like my home state of California), you can continue to wear most or all of these styles even after summer fades to fall. If you live in a locale that gets chillier in the fall and winter, you can still wear some summer items by pairing them with cold-weather friendly pieces like blazers, tights, boots and jackets. Or, just tuck these steals away and you’ll have some new clothing to look forward to once the warmer weather rolls around.

Out of the two dresses that I chose, my sister bought the coral lace dress and I have the green floral shirt dress.  I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding either dress.  Just ask them in comments section below!

women's tall clothing on sale

Tall Lace Dress ($45)     TOMS Espadrille wedge sandal (Up to size 11).   Tall Floral Tank ($23.99)

Tall Floral Shirt Dress ($45).  Tall Maxi Skirt.  Tall Denim Shorts.  Franco Sarto Buckle Sandals (up to size 13)

Happy Shopping!

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Fall Trends: Womens Booties Under $100

Since I’ve been seeing so many fall lines launch lately, I figured it’s time to turn my attention to some styles for us tall ladies to wear in the cooler weather so that we’re prepared when the temperature eventually drops. Booties are the perfect transitional shoe for fall into early winter because they will keep your feet warm and toasty but still allow your legs to be unhindered by full-length boots.  You can start by wearing them with bare legs in the early fall and then pair them with tall tights or leggings once the weather turns chilly.  If you’re wondering whether or not you’ll be able to pair them with many things in your closet, the answer is simple: you can wear them with almost anything including skirts, dresses, jeans, shorts, jumpsuits.  I think you get the idea!

Here’s my round-up of fabulous booties under $100!

black booties with a heel

Feminine Naturalizer Lace-Up Bootie (Up to size 12)

fringle ankle booties

American Eagle Fringe Ankle Bootie (To size 13)

red booties size 13

BP Stacked Heel Bootie (Available in 7 colors; Up to size 13)

women's black booties size 12

Stud-embossed Lucky Brand Bootie (Up to size 12)

guess booties tan

GUESS Studded Bootie (Up to Size 11)

rocket dog booties

Rocket Dog Belt Detail Booties (Up to Size 11)

Let’s review:

View more styles of trendy boots here.

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Summer Staples: Womens Tall Shorts and V-Neck Tees

True confessions! I haven’t owned a pair of shorts in years because I’ve gravitated more toward skirts and dresses for the summer.  After seeing how fabulous several other tall ladies look in shorts, I’ve decided it’s high time I try to find some for myself.

To ease myself into shorts-wearing, I’ve been keeping an eye out for some long-length shorts that fall just above the knee. These tall walking shorts from Ann Taylor seem perfect because I would be able to dress them up or down. The 98% cotton fabric is ideal for hot summer days and the 2% spandex would add to the comfort and make for a flattering fit.

For a casual look, I paired the shorts with a tall striped v-neck tee.  To add a touch of glam, I layered a couple of gold necklaces and finished off the look with a pair of gold sandals and a pretty bracelet.   I could see myself running errands in this outfit or meeting up with friends for lunch.  For a dressier look, I’d switch out the flat sandals for some high-heeled sandals or wedges and replace the t-shirt with a pretty blouse.

Based on the rave reviews of the shorts and the current sale price, they are a great find!

womens tall shorts and tee

Striped Tall T-Shirt.    Womens Tall Shorts.  Short knot Necklace.   Long Pendant.  Beaded Bracelet.    Sandals.

You may also like these shorts.

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Work it! Tall Tanks for Working Out

In order to tone up for summer, I recently started a 30-day exercise program that involves doing a workout every single day.  Yikes!  My previous workout routine only involved working out a maximum of 2-3 days per week, and I had more than enough tall activewear to support that schedule. Now that I’m exercising more frequently, I’m on the lookout for fabulous tall activewear to add to my collection.  Here are some extra-long workout tanks that have caught my eye.
printed tall tank top

Moisture-wicking tall racer-back tank (6 colors; Sizes: Small – XXL)

How fun is the print on this tank?  Cute workout clothes motivate me to workout and this one will have me hitting the gym in no time.

 floral tall tank top

Floral tall tank (Sizes: XS-XL)

This top is right on trend with its floral print, pop-of-color trim and flattering racer-back style.

plus size long tank top

Plus-size racer-back tank (Colors: Lilac, Black or White; Sizes: 1x-3x)

While this tank is not tall-sized per se, it is the same length as some of the other tall workout tanks listed in this round-up.  I really love the pretty lilac color!

women's tall workout tank top

High-neck tall tank (9 colors; Sizes: XS-XL)

I’m always a fan of a high-neck workout top so that I don’t have to worry about keeping everything covered while I’m bending over.  Another great
thing about this tank is that it’s two inches longer in the back so you get a little extra coverage for your backside.

View more tall tank tops here.

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Hot Deals on Summer Staples: Tall White Button-Up Shirts

Have you looked at the tall selections on The Limited’s website recently?  I just did and was pleasantly surprised at the variety of tall blouses.  I’m always on the prowl for classic, versatile pieces and the Ashton white button-up blouse caught my eye for several reasons:

1) The blouse is offered in three different sleeve lengths (long sleeve, short sleeve and sleeveless)

2) The sizes range from XS-XXL

3) All 3 styles have good reviews

4) The attractive neckline is perfect for framing your favorite statement necklace

5) The blouse is long enough to either tuck in to pants or a skirt or to leave untucked and belted.

6) All three tops are currently 40% off bringing the price to under $30!

tall white button up shirts

Long-Sleeve Style 

The long sleeves can either be worn full length or cuffed using the button tab.    If you’re looking for a button-up in other colors, look no further since this blouse is also available in 8 different hues.

Short-Sleeve Style

If you don’t like sleeveless styles but still want to stay cool in the summer, the sleeve length on this blouse might be just what you’re looking for.  I have found this type of sleeve to be quite flattering on long arms and do like that it provides more coverage than a sleeveless style.

Sleeveless Style

I used to have a similar tall sleeveless blouse and wore it year round.  In the summer, I wore it to work under a light blazer to keep from getting too cold while the office AC was blasting. For a summer weekend jaunt or a night out, I wore the blouse alone either tucked into jeans or a skirt or untucked and belted. I wore the top so much I literally wore it out so it’s high time I buy another one.

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Steals and Splurges: Womens Tall Blazers

I discovered the wonderful world of blazers a few years ago and was pleasantly surprised to find how versatile they are.  Tall blazers are truly the perfect layering piece since they can be paired with dresses, skirts, pants, jeans, capris and even shorts.  Adding a blazer to an outfit is an easy and quick way to look more “put together” and also has the practical benefit of keeping you warm.

I’ve realized that blazers aren’t just for cooler months.  A lot of offices, shops and restaurants have the air conditioning cranked up during the warmer spring and summer months, so I always try to remember to bring a blazer or light jacket with me so that I don’t freeze while I’m in the AC.  An easy way to wear your blazers in warmer weather is to roll up the sleeves especially since many blazers have fun patterns on the inside of the sleeves.  Another tip for wearing blazers in warmer months is to look for lighter fabrics such as linen.

Steals

Check out these hot deals that I found on tall blazers in a variety of sizes and colors:

A blazer in black, navy or grey is a staple for any tall woman’s wardrobe. I have all three in my closet and wear
them frequently. I love the one-button style of this blazer.

womens tall blazer blazer

Basic Tall Blazer – Up to size 20 (Colors – Black, navy, charcoal heather)

While white blazers can certainly be worn year-round, they are perfect for spring and summer.

women's tall white blazer

Tall White Blazer – (Up to size 20; Also comes in turquoise)

A bright blazer is always a good bet for spring and summer. I have a collarless blazer in a similar color, and I get
compliments on it virtually every time I wear it.

womens tall collarless jacket

Collarless Tall Blazer

The longer length of this blazer adds to its versatility and the color is oh-so-pretty.

tall boyfriend jacket

Tall Boyfriend Jacket (25% off until May 17)

A cropped blazer is perfect for layering with a longer top. Wearing a cropped blazer over a pretty dress
is also perfect so that more of the dress is visible.

tall cropped blazer

Tall Cropped Blazer in a floral pattern, chambray or khaki.

Splurges

This tall linen blazer comes in eleven fabulous colors.  I wish I could afford one of each!

tall linen blazer

Tall Linen Blazer  – 11 colors

This biker-style blazer is a bit edgier than your typical suit jacket.

tall biker blazer

Tall Biker Blazer

Light grey is a fantastic neutral color that will pair well with almost every other color or pattern.

professional tall blazer

Professional Tall Blazer

View more tall blazers here.

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