Archives for February 2009

Women’s Feminine Tall Blouses

A hot trend for Spring is to wear feminine tall blouses. Ruffles, light and airy fabrics, bows and pretty trim are among some of the items we are finding. As tall women, many people find us intimidating. When we wear feminine and softer styles of clothing, it may help to make us more approachable. Here are our top picks from the stores at Tall Clothing Mall.
Women: Lantern sleeve feminine tall blouses - pink heartWomen: Ruffle bow tall blouse - true blackWomen: Silk-blend feminine tall blouses - demre
 Women: Women's Printed Empire tall blouses - Yellow Print

Sylvia Crawley – Tall Basketball Coach Designs Her Own Clothing

There is a new article about Boston College women’s basketball coach, Sylvia Crawley. At 6’5″ tall, she has problems finding the clothing she wants, so she designs her own. Read the article here.

Are Tall People Being Discriminated Against in Stores?

I just got back from a few days in Las Vegas. My husband was attending the “World of Concrete Convention”. Another couple from work went with us. I thought I’d be a supportive wife and attend the convention with my husband. After about 2 hours I couldn’t take it anymore. I was so bored and so was Debbie, the other wife attending the convention.
So we escaped to the mall. I hate shopping in the mall as there is rarely anything that fits me. However, they did have a few department stores that sometime carry longer length clothing, so shopping had to be better than looking at another concrete display.
Debbie is short and a petite size 4. We determined our best shopping strategy would be to enter a store, split up and shop, then meet up before leaving the store. This worked well for us.
At the end of our shopping trip, Debbie was elated at having found a pair of comfy tennis shoes and a few tops. I was very disappointed as none of the stores carried size 12 shoes or anything that was proportioned correctly for my tall frame.
One thing I did notice is that in the 4 major department stores we visited, none of the sales ladies offered me any help. They had plenty of sales people, but they seemed to ignore that fact that I was standing in front of them. This is not a new phenomenon. I experience this discrimination frequently. I chock it up to the fact, that most “average sized sales people” don’t know how to dress a tall woman.
When I questioned Debbie about the sales people in the stores she visited, she said she was asked 2-4 times if she needed help in each store. Clearly there has to be discrimation as we visited the exact same stores.
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Maternity Layering T-Shirts on Sale

If you are in need of longer length maternity clothing, now is your chance to save up to 40% at the Old Navy Maternity Sale. Not sure what to buy? Here are my 2 top pick.
Maternity: Maternity Long Layering Tanks - Cool Stripe Maternity: Maternity Layering Tees - Black
As far as shirts go, these long layering maternity tank tops will be your best maternity staple. You can wear them under everything including sweaters, cropped jackets, suit tops, etc. Choose from 10 colors choices in stripes and solids in sizes XS-2XL for only $5. If you want something with a little more coverage, pick up a maternity layering t-shirt. They are nice for wearing alone or also layering under your favorite pieces of maternity clothing that may not be quite long enough. 11 colors choices in sizes XS-2XL on sale for $7.50. Hurry as the Old Navy maternity sale ends on February 19th.

Who are the Tall Celebrities?

Do you ever wonder how tall some of your favorite celebrities are? An article published by Fox news called “20 Super Tall Celebrities” is a must read for tall people everywhere. From 6′ tall Kimora Lee Simmons to 6’5″ tall John Corbett, tall celebrities are making their presence known.

Tall Tights for Long Legs

Today my tall friend Sara had on the cutest pair of patterned tall tights. They looked so classy and fashionable even at church. So, I went searching for something similar. I came across this pair of Ellen Tracy argyle tall tights. They are made of a stretcy cotton. I love the look of patterned tall tights under a knee length skirt. Visit Tall Clothing Mall for more choices in tights.