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Tall girl army



Being 5ft10 is no joke. Often I have to size up in regular sized clothes to get good length in things. As well as having long legs, I also have a  really long body with big boobs- double the fun! This has either meant belts or a seamstress has come in very handy in my life!

However, over the past year I've definitely found stores that cater for tall ladies or stores which just seem to run a little longer or bigger which helps in finding your perfect items. I feel like investing in pieces that fit to your body will help you feel better. I know it is so disheartening when you have to size up in things for the length - it makes you feel bigger than you actually are.

I hope my tips are helpful for my fellow tall girl army! You can click above to shop any of my current favourites from lots of my most loved stores.

ASOS Tall
I never really got the ASOS bug until I started shopping in their Tall line. A lot of their best selling items are available in the tall line which is aimed at women 5ft9 and over. It's a great option I find for dresses for more formal occasions such as weddings & the races. I find standard sizing can mean that I have to size up one-two sizes to ensure the dress comes to my actual knees! I am loving this Tall Kimono Plunge Midi Dress as it's flattering but still sexy. I've also purchased jeans from the ASOS Tall line and love them - they definitely have more room around the bum & hips making them much more flattering for taller girls. Also, their tall swimwear is fantastic & most welcomed (They also do a great fuller bust swimwear range).

Topshop Tall
I've loved Topshop my whole life and I can still wear probably 70% of their mainline products but often I find I have to get a size 16 in a top for the length. However, if I buy from the Tall line I feel things are more true to size for me- I can get away with a 12 or 14. I find the in store Tall offering (unless you go to the Oxford Circus London store which has a fab range) to be a little lack lustre but they often have some great basic items - jeans, leggings, shirts and jumpers that have become wardrobe staples for me. However, their online offer is more inspiring for the tall girl army!

Warehouse
I've heard so many things about sizing at Warehouse over the years but I have consistently worn Warehouse jeans since I was about 15. They come in a few different leg lengths which really helps but I find their skinny jeans in particular a lovely fit. I also pick up a lot of work dresses in Warehouse and these are always a great length & true to size in a 14. They also go up to a size 18 online which is great for my curvy readers. 

Zara
Zara notoriously has small sizing but I've found that the Belfast store has started to carry a lot more of the XL size across the store making things like dresses & shirts much easier to find. I wear quite a lot of Zara stuff but I tend to go for stuff that is a little oversized to make it sit better - this has been easy over the past year as they have so much stuff that is in a relaxed style. 

Nine at Debenhams
Nine has been my favourite discovery of the past year. Designed by Savannah Miller (sister of Sienna), their jeans are my absolute favourite fit. I've been wearing these coated skinny jeans all winter.  They also do fantastic jumpsuits - something as a tall person that I find hard to get the fit right on. They have a fantastic sale on at the minute that I encourage you to check out! 

& Other Stories and COS
Although we don't have either of these stores yet in Belfast, they have fab Dublin branches and their online offering is super. Both part of the H&M family, the ranges are much more well cut and a bit more pricey than their hughstreet sister. However, the items wash so well. From coats to dresses, I've bought so much from both stores in the past year. COS in particular is great for all shapes & sizes. This draped collar jersey dress is one of my most worn & loved items from COS - it's so flattering on.

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