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Tori M

Looking for tall and mature women's clothing... any suggestions?

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Tori M

Ok, I'm tired.  I'm tired of spending hours and hours looking for pants and tops for tall women.  At reasonable prices.  I can't pay $79 for a single top, Lane Bryant.  You, too, Long Tall Sally.  Goodwill, you have tons of clothes but could you please put the tall stuff in a special section?  Amazon, you have 40,000 pairs of jeans and no checkbox on the left for "Tall".  How am I supposed to look through 40,000 pairs of jeans?!  Also, some of us are getting older... I don't want skinny jeans, I want a stretch waistband with normal legs.  My eyes are bugging from screen searching so much I'm going to need a new prescription for my glasses.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find tall clothes for older gals at affordable prices?  I'm only 5'11"... it shouldn't be this hard!

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Jackie C.

I shop at Torrid, Long Tall Sally, Target and the local thrift stores. I like cruising the resale shops with my wife, it's a fun outing and sometimes I get something pretty. Don't discount skinny jeans though, I've got no hips so they fit better than regular cut. I'm an XL-Tall at 5' 11" and... no idea what I weigh anymore. I hope less than 210. I haven't been able to check since the pandemic. We don't own a scale.

 

Hugs!

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Mmindy
1 hour ago, Jackie C. said:

I haven't been able to check since the pandemic. We don't own a scale.

We own one of those new digital/talking scales. When I step on it in the morning it quickly response with; Hey! One person at a time!

 

#joke

 

Mindy🐛🌈🦋

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Erikka

For jeans I buy tall boot cut from Old Navy (I’m 6’ 2”) . They go on sale pretty often and you can get them for under $20. They also have some of their tops in tall sizes. My wardrobe has mostly Old Navy.

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Emily michelle

I usually find my clothes at old navy or maurices. I pretty much only wear old navy jeans. Kohl’s is another good place.

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Tori M

Thanks, girls!  I had not thought of Old Navy and I didn't know they have a tall section.  I like their styles.  I'm just a simple country gal... fashion and fancy is not my thing.  I need clothes to work around the house and yard and just a couple of going out on the town outfits (which I don't do very often).  I like casual, comfortable clothes but I'm very picky about certain things.  Hiking in the hills and birding requires pockets.  I have some cargo pants but don't want to wear them all the time.  I know everyone is wearing leggings and skinny jeans but I don't like clingy pants.  I like straight leg or boyfriend cuts.  You know, I just realized I haven't shopped in 10 years!  😲  I am so out of touch, lol.

 

Keep the suggestions coming.

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ShawnaLeigh
6 hours ago, Tori M said:

Thanks, girls!  I had not thought of Old Navy and I didn't know they have a tall section.  I like their styles.  I'm just a simple country gal... fashion and fancy is not my thing.  I need clothes to work around the house and yard and just a couple of going out on the town outfits (which I don't do very often).  I like casual, comfortable clothes but I'm very picky about certain things.  Hiking in the hills and birding requires pockets.  I have some cargo pants but don't want to wear them all the time.  I know everyone is wearing leggings and skinny jeans but I don't like clingy pants.  I like straight leg or boyfriend cuts.  You know, I just realized I haven't shopped in 10 years!  😲  I am so out of touch, lol.

 

Keep the suggestions coming.

Well GF when I get there we all will have to hit some stores. I do like shopping and I can literally abuse a clearance rack section in minutes.  I show up to a dressing room with a look on my face like “ Yeah right!  5 items only my arse!”  And then proceed to cram my card in there with me.  Lol

Id love to go a shop with you!

I can speak for Patti and say she is a bit of a shop-acholic too and she is tall as well.  Perhaps she can point you to some places out there.  

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Tori M

Going shopping together sounds fun, @ShawnaLeigh!  But fair warning, I'm not a great clothing shopper.  I get frustrated with it, partly because I'm so picky.  But I get lucky sometimes.  Yesterday I breezed through the sweaters at Goodwill (not my fav place but we have a fairly nice one here) and within minutes found just what I was looking for and it fit!  Now if I can just wash the Goodwill stink out of it.  If not, oh well, it was only $4.

 

After a week of online "fashion" shopping I finally realized something... I'm in the wrong stores.  Heck, I'm not even in the right district!  I closed up all those browser tabs and went to LL Bean.   Ahhhhhh.... my style!  But, within minutes I realized no Tall filter... ok, not so bad because the product lines are short.  I've always thought their prices were too high, though... $55 for sweat pants?!  The twill pants are less than the sweats?!?  And they're still not long enough.  I saw one pair exactly the same as on another site... China made, over twice the price!  I have trouble handing my money to anyone trying to rip me off.

 

Btw, I've found this store called Beal's.  Everyday casuals at reasonable prices plus amazing sales/discounts.  I've bought several summer pieces from them, T's, tanks, shorts.  Thought I'd share that here for anyone interested.

 

I've decided I should probably find a local store with lots of jeans and spend a day there trying things on.  Seems like the smarter thing to do.  Who knows, maybe I'll just go back to skirts.

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Mmindy
3 hours ago, Tori M said:

I closed up all those browser tabs and went to LL Bean.   Ahhhhhh.... my style!

Tori, have you looked at The Vermont Country Store? My wife loves it. Two years ago we stopped there while on vacation. 

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KymmieL

Tori, don't forget you actually said mature. Shawna is far from mature. LOL love ya sis.

 

most of my shopping had been good old fleebay.  Also, I have found that the Lee Riders at Wally world fit me great.

 

Most of my choices have fit fairly well.

 

Kymmie

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Tori M
1 hour ago, KymmieL said:

Tori, don't forget you actually said mature. Shawna is far from mature. LOL love ya sis.

 

most of my shopping had been good old fleebay.  Also, I have found that the Lee Riders at Wally world fit me great.

 

Most of my choices have fit fairly well.

 

Kymmie

 

Well, that's good.  @ShawnaLeigh will have energy to find stuff for me when I get tired.  😜

 

I always liked Lee's but my local (small) Wallymart's clothing dept. is a joke.  They should just clear it out to make room for other stuff.  I need to go to the city and see what the big ones have.  I never tried shopping for clothes on the bay.  Guess I should check it out.

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ShawnaLeigh
7 hours ago, KymmieL said:

Tori, don't forget you actually said mature. Shawna is far from mature. LOL love ya sis.

Lol

Well @Tori Mand @KymmieL I appreciate the appraisal but 52 ain’t no spring chicken. 
So says the arthritic knees and shoulders.  
But I can pretty much rip threw multiple clothing stores and have breakfast n a lunch and be home for my nap on time.  Lol

Tori we can get you getting nice for sure.  

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Tori M

Are women's inseams sometimes measured differently somehow?  I keep seeing 28" and 30" inseams listed as "Tall"???

 

Jeggings are a new item for me.  They look they might not be quite so form fitting as leggings?  Wonder if I might like a pair maybe 1 size larger??

 

Btw, I just discovered ThredUP has a Tall section.  Yippee!

 

 

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Emily michelle
34 minutes ago, Tori M said:

Are women's inseams sometimes measured differently somehow?  I keep seeing 28" and 30" inseams listed as "Tall"???

 

Jeggings are a new item for me.  They look they might not be quite so form fitting as leggings?  Wonder if I might like a pair maybe 1 size larger??

 

Btw, I just discovered ThredUP has a Tall section.  Yippee!

 

 

I’m a 30” inseam and all the jeans I buy have to be tall and that makes it tricky sometimes. I never heard of threadup I will have to look it up 

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Tori M
29 minutes ago, Emily michelle said:

I’m a 30” inseam and all the jeans I buy have to be tall and that makes it tricky sometimes. I never heard of threadup I will have to look it up

ThredUP is used clothing.  Seems fairly meticulously cataloged which helps.  Several pairs of ~30" jeans.

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Emily michelle

There is a store by me called uptown cheapskate that has some really cute clothes that are all used. Unfortunately they don’t have a tall section. My best luck finding tall jeans is old navy. If you catch the sales they are reasonably priced.

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