2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion on the best workwear for tall women (and links have been updated below!)– but you may want to check out our latest discussion on the best stores for tall women.
Are you taller than 5’8″? Where do you find the best workwear for tall women? We had a good conversation a few weeks ago about the best workwear for petites, so I thought I’d continue the series. We’ve talked about the best suits for tall girls before, as well as “suits for an Amazonian,” but not in a long while.
The Best Workwear for Tall Women: Stores Offering Tall Sizes
All of these round ups have been updated as of 2019!
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- Alloy Apparel
- Ann Taylor
- Banana Republic
- Dorothy Perkins
- Eddie Bauer
- Gap (5’9″ and up)
- Lands’ End
- Long Tall Sally
- M.M. LaFleur (filter by “tall-friendly”)
- Michaela Jedinak (add up to 10cm on every item)
- New York & Company (5’9″ and up)
- Of Mercer
- Old Navy (5’10” and up)
- Soft Surroundings
The Best Workwear for Tall Women: Other Stores to Consider
These stores may not offer “tall” sizes, per se — but our tall readers have sworn that these brands work for them.
- Amalli Talli
- Anne Klein
- BOSS/Hugo Boss
- Brooks Brothers
- Gianni Bini (at Dillard’s)
- Nora Gardner
- Ted Baker
- White House Black Market
The Best Workwear for Tall Women: Bespoke Options
These stores will customize many aspects of the design process, allowing you to change inseam measurements — as well as a lot of other measurements.
- Etsy shops may also take custom measurements, such as the celebrity-inspired suits at heartmycloset and the vintage-inspired suits at VigilanteLabs (here’s our whole roundup of 7 fun Etsy shops for workwear!)
- Rita & Phil (custom skirts)
Looking for great shoes to go with your tall workwear? If you’re looking for a wider width or a larger size, check out some of these options…
Comfortable Heels in Extended Widths & Sizes
In our last roundup of classic black heels for business attire, we rounded up some pumps that came in extended widths, including:
- Extended widths (AA, C, W): Target (M/W), Vionic (MW), Rockport (NMW), Ferragamo (2A, B, C), Trotters (M,W, WW), Sam Edelman (NMW), Bella Vita (AA-EE), LifeStride (AA-E), Naturalizer (N-WW),
- Extended sizes (4-13): Target (5-12), Calvin Klein (4-13), Ferragamo (4-11),
Some Comfortable Flats in Extended Widths & Sizes
In our last roundup of comfortable flats for work, we rounded up some flats that came in extended width sizes…
- Extended widths (AA, C, W): Børn (M-D), Sam Edelman (NMW), Ferragamo (N M W 2A B C D),
- Extended sizes (4-13): Børn (5-12), Sam Edelman (4-13), Ferragamo (4-11), Sarah Flint (4-13), Rothys (5-12)
Tall readers, what are your favorite stores for business attire? Where do you find the best workwear for tall women — and what are your best tips, tricks, and resources?
Note: this post was originally written on Oct. 7, 2013, but all of the recommendations have been updated as of 2019.