Hunting for suits for tall girls? You’re not alone — it can be really tough to find good options.
What Stylish Women Get Tailored
We've offered a lot of tailoring clothes tips over the years, from the best alterations for suits to the most common tailoring requests that stylish women make. These are some of our best posts on point, including:
- A Guide to Suiting Alterations
- Tailoring Alterations for Women: What to Ask For To Look More Polished
- How to Get Your Pants Hemmed
- Top Five Alterations for Women (Reader Poll)
- How Short is Too Short for a Skirt
You may also want to check out our series on Workwear Stores Off the Beaten Path, as well as some of our discussions on the best made-to-order clothes for professional women.
What are the most helpful alterations a tailor can make for professional women? What tailoring alterations really make an impact in looking polished? Reader L wrote in with this question, and I thought it might make an interesting open thread: I’m 99% sure you did something on this years ago but could be worth reviving … Read More about Tailoring Alterations for Women: What to Ask For to Look More Polished
Pear… apple… hourglass… triangle… ruler… what’s your body type? More importantly, which are the best work clothes for different body types? Whatever your size or shape, what is your power outfit — the general style/shapes of clothes that make you feel great? Kate and I have studied the comments on our last post on dressing for … Read More about The Best Work Clothes for Different Body Types
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to dress when you’re slim but too tall for petites — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of where to find petite-friendly clothing for work, or our work fashion tips for petite women. If you’re slim with a small frame, but … Read More about Slim But Too Tall for Petites: When Are Alterations Worth It?
2019 Update: Looking for the best washable pants for work? We’ve recently updated these links — you can also check out our 2019 roundup of the best pants for work, including a ton of washable, comfortable options! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if … Read More about The Best Washable Pants for Work
2016 Update: See our latest discussion on the best work clothes for different body types! Which are the best workwear brands for you if you’ve got hips — and you’re tall? Which brands are best if you’re curvy and short? Which brands should the apple check out first? How about suiting brands? Ladies, I got … Read More about The Best Workwear Brands for Hips (Or Other Body Shapes)
2018 Update: We still stand by these tips on expanding your suiting collection, but you may want to check out our recently updated Guide to Suits, as well as some of our more recent Suit of the Week picks! We also had a fun discussion about whether you can wear interesting suits to court. How … Read More about Expanding a Suiting Collection
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on where to find busty blazers, but if you’re a busty professional, you may want to check out some of our other content, including our most recent roundup of the best lingerie to buy at Nordstrom. Which are the best blazers if you’re small and busty? Reader … Read More about Busty Blazers
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion on how to avoid professional frump — but if you’re a working mom, you may want to check out our more specific discussion of how to avoid MOM frump. Here’s a fun topic that we haven’t discussed in years — what makes something frumpy? How can professional … Read More about Professional Frump: What To Avoid
What is the perfect pants fit — how SHOULD should they fit? When are they too baggy; when are pants too tight? Reader K wonders… Can you discuss proper fit of suit pants/slacks for the workplace (including trouser jeans for casual Fridays)? I can’t find anything related in the archives- I was hoping for something … Read More about The Perfect Pants Fit
2019 Update: We still stand by this roundup of the best workwear for petites, but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on where to find stylish petite suits for women, as well as our best work fashion tips for petite women. We have a super old post about the best suits … Read More about The Best Workwear for Petites
2018 Update: We still like this roundup of busty blouses, but if you’re a busty professional, you may also want to check out some of our other content, including our most recent roundup of the best dress shirts for women with large breasts. Which are the best blouses for those of us who are on the … Read More about The Best Blouses for the Busty