Being a tall woman is decidedly elegant and striking and certainly makes you stand out from the crowd. Yet with all of these glamorous benefits, finding wardrobe staples such as jeans can be rather difficult. That's why we have created this buying guide and paired it with our top ten favourite jeans for tall women from Amazon, eBay and ASOS.
Mom jeans are particularly fashionable right now but we have also taken other popular styles into consideration such as flares, slim or wide-leg jeans. For the tall women amongst us, it's not only possible to find a well-fitting, comfortable pair of jeans to suit your height and proportions but to look and feel absolutely gorgeous too.
Regardless of body type, buying jeans always has the potential to be stressful as there are so many things to consider. Never mind the fact that sizes and fits can really vary from brand to brand! Luckily, we're here to help you through this process with some practical pointers.
First things first, let's start with the style of jeans you are looking for. We all have personal preferences when it comes to style and as tall women come in a multitude of different shapes and sizes, it's important to choose based on the style and cut that suit your body.
Mom jeans were the style of choice in the '90s and the trend has come right back around again, making them the most popular jeans of the moment. Mom jeans are generally high-waisted with a regular fit around the bum and hips that tapers in at the leg.
Possibly one of the reasons for the resurgence in popularity for mom jeans is that they are both comfortable and flattering for all kinds of body shapes. Sitting at the waist, not the hip, mom jeans make your waist look narrower and accentuate the bum and hips.
Perfect for both voluptuous figures and those who want to create the illusion of curves, the regular fit balances out the frame. The tapered ankles flatter tall women and the overall relaxed wearability of mom jeans make them an everyday favourite!
There are a few different styles of flared jeans available, and we're here to help you choose the ones that look best for your body shape. Women who carry most of their weight in the bum, hips and thighs look amazing in wider flares or bell bottoms – particularly wider flares that are form-fitting in the body all the way down to the knee, with a large flare down to your feet.
Women with narrower hips or those who are more slender look chic in jeans that flare from the hip or above the knee. This creates a very elegant and striking effect that makes your legs appear even longer! Additionally, slim-fitting jeans with a smaller flare that starts at the ankle usually suit both curvy and thin women and is an extremely wearable and stylish look.
Wide-leg jeans don't always work on shorter frames, but they truly are the domain of the tall woman! The length of jean you choose depends on your body shape and personal preference, but wide-leg jeans generally look the best when they feature a high-rise, paired with either a cropped top or one that is tucked into the jeans.
For larger or curvier frames, go for full-length wide-leg jeans and wear them with shoes or boots with a heel to accentuate the length of the legs.
Those with a medium or slimmer body type might want to choose cropped wide-leg trousers to add interest to an outfit or balance out a more athletic figure. Confident and nonchalant, wide-leg jeans are a chic option for both young and older women alike.
Skinny jeans are a classic type that we're all familiar with, and although they are still a popular choice, they're not quite as in as they were a few years ago. Skinny jeans are great for showing off skinny legs, but they aren't always the most comfortable option and can be unforgiving, leaving you feeling a little exposed.
The key to going skinny is to choose the ones that suit your style and allow you to feel relaxed and comfortable whilst wearing them. If you like them super skinny but care about comfort too, why not choose skinny jeggings or those with some stretch?
If you want to keep your style totally up to the minute, go for modern takes like mom jeans or flared jeans in a skinny fit for the best of both worlds!
Jeans with a relaxed fit and looser cut can be super comfy, and they suit everyone. Relaxed jeans have you covered as they don't over-accentuate the lower half of your body, but it's still important to find the ideal pair for your shape and size.
For larger or curvier women, it's best to choose the size that supports your shape (instead of "hiding" in a bigger size), as this will create cleaner lines and an overall more stylish look.
Likewise, slender women should choose relaxed jeans that don't swamp their frame, making sure that jeans aren't too loose-fitting, which can be unflattering and not as comfortable as those that hug your body in the right way.
Now we've focused on style, the fabric itself is another factor worth pondering over before you buy. Jeggings or jeans with a bit of a stretch will often be made from a fabric blend containing some elastane, which is an ideal fabric fit for those who like their jeans flexible and comfy.
On the other hand, non-stretch or structured jeans have many benefits too. Thicker and more rigid denim is hardwearing and can keep you the warmest in cold weather, and many of the most current styles are made from this type of fabric. Structured jeans also create clean lines creating a classic or vintage look and feel smarter to wear.
If you're interested in something in between the two, go for a soft twill, semi-structured fabric that has some give whilst still having the sharp and stylish effect that comes with thicker denim.
Blue jeans are certainly the most common colour option with black being a close second, but there really are lots more options out there these days. Neutral tones are extremely popular this season and pair well with both bold and muted colours alike, making them an adaptable wardrobe staple.
Stonewash, seagrass and other neutral shades look gorgeous on a range of skin tones and flatter women of all ages. However, if you still prefer the classic blue or black jeans, washed black, marbled denim or very light-wash blues are our favourites this season.
It's getting easier as time goes on to find sustainable clothing online, and we're pleased to see that there are lots of sustainably-made jeans options in tall women's ranges, too. Jeans made from recycled cotton prevent textile waste and require far fewer resources than conventional or organic cotton, making it a much more conscious option.
Although second to recycled jeans, jeans made from organic or BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton are better for workers, the environment and you. Jeans made in the conventional way require a lot of chemicals, water and energy consumption within their production, so it's a great idea to choose recycled or organic cotton jeans where possible.
Now that you've narrowed down exactly what you're looking for, it's time to get to the good bit. Here is the list of our top ten favourite jeans for tall women, with gorgeous picks by the likes of ASOS DESIGN, Dr Denim Tall and Topshop Tall. You're welcome!
|Sustainable||100% recycled cotton|
|Fabric Fit||Structured, non-stretch|
|Fabric Fit||Structured, non-stretch|
|Sustainable||100% BCI cotton|
Tall Aiko Wide Leg Jeans
Tall Flared Jeans
Tall High Rise Slouchy Mom Jean
Tall Mom Jeans
Tall Veneda Mom Jean
Tall Elasticated Waist Mom Jean
Tall Riot Recycled Denim Mom Jean
Tall Carrie Mom Jeans
Tall Baggy Ripped Jeans
Tall Mid Wash Eden Jeans
An On-Trend Cut From an Iconic Swedish Brand
Flared Jeans Were Made for Tall Women
A Gorgeous Loose Fit With Tapered Legs
For a Slender Silhouette
Scandi Style From a Danish High-Street Brand
A Stretchy Waist for Laidback Wear
Mom Jeans Made From 100% Recycled Cotton
A True Style Staple in Washed Black
For Those Who Like Their Jeans With a Punk Twist
Skinny Yet Stretchy and Super Affordable
|Style/Cut||Wide leg||Flared, skinny||Mom, loose||Mom, slim||Mom||Mom||Mom||Mom, slim||Relaxed, loose||Skinny|
|Fabric Fit||Semi-structured||Stretchy||Structured, non-stretch||Structured, non-stretch||Stretchy||Non-stretch||Non-stretch||Non-stretch||Non-stretch||Stretchy|
|Colour||Stone wash||Black||Seagrass||Washed black||Mid-wash blue||Washed black||Light-wash blue||Washed black||Mid-wash blue||Mid-wash blue|
|Sustainable||No||No||100% BCI cotton||No||No||Organic cotton||100% recycled cotton||No||No||-|
Denim comes in a range of styles, and whether you have a penchant for jeans, denim jackets or dresses, it always makes a good wardrobe addition. Check out our related articles for some style inspiration that you can adapt throughout the seasons.
So there you have it, the best jeans available online for tall gals. Hopefully, our tips and top picks have helped you find your next favourite fit for the remainder of winter, into spring and beyond!
Author: Melanie McPhail
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