When you’re a woman on the taller side, people can assume dressing your frame is a breeze. You’re of “model height,” so everything should just fit like you’re on the runway, right? Nope. As any woman of elevated stature can attest, the shopping experience can yield any number of too-short sleeves, unintentional clamdigger pants and maxi dress hems that just aren’t long enough. The struggle is very real.
Thankfully, in this age of body diversity and positivity, more and more brands have wised up to the needs of a varied population and are offering their wares in “long” and “tall” lengths. Stores like ASOS, Boohoo, Dorothy Perkins and Banana Republic all carry ranges specifically for vertically blessed women. Long Tall Sally provides said women with a one-stop shop of multiple brands with pieces sized specifically for them. This doesn’t mean just longer lengths, either — everything from shoulder width to bust, waist and hip positioning is considered. What a time to be alive (and tall)!
With summer, aka maxi dress season, rapidly approaching, you’ll want to make sure your closet is stocked with easy, breezy styles for every type of occasion. And yes, you’ll want the option of wearing heels. You might be 5 feet 9 inches or above, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a prisoner to flat shoes.
Ahead, click through to shop 14 maxi dresses guaranteed to accommodate your lengthy frame. We’re pretty confident these are the haute, height-friendly styles you’ll live in for the next few months.