Thursday, February 5, 2015

I'm a Tall

I learned something important recently. I'm a Tall. At 5'7", I used to think that that Tall sizing was reserved for... well... giants. And yet, when I would buy regular sized tops or dresses at Old Navy, I'd be left saying to myself, "I really wish this were a tad longer." You would think that would be a clear sign that I needed a Tall, but sometimes the lights just aren't on upstairs.

Have you made any new-found discoveries lately regarding your fit and what works best for your body?



DressOld Navy*
Shirt: The Limited | very similar
Belt (gift): The Limited | option
Tights: via Target
Wedges: via Target (old)

*availability changes frequently, so keep checking if your size is out of stock

16 comments:

  1. Well, congratulations! I'm pretty sure I know I'm a tall, but I still buy dresses on the clearance rack in the normal length and then after wearing them a couple times, I'm like "huh, this seems too short..." and you think I would figure out to stop doing that! I do kind of want this dress - it's so pretty!

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  2. I also have been buy tall items at Old Navy as well. Loving the grey and pink combo.

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  3. When I lived in the US I bought my jeans in "long" from Old Navy... here in Germany we do not have these extra sizes, like tall or short and often the dresses I find pretty are too short for me!
    Nice grey dress by the way :)
    xx

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  4. I definitely need talls for most nicer tops and dresses, but jeans are hit and miss for me. I finally found some workout pants in tall and it was heaven!

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  5. I have this problem too! All of my skirts are short, because they're regulars and apparently I need a tall. I'm 27, and I just figured this out....
    xo Shay

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  6. I wouldn't have thought you needed tall sizes at just 5'7"! At least you found a new trick with sizing for stores that offer that! I notice petite dresses in places like Ann Taylor and Banana Republic fit a bit better since my waist is so much smaller than the rest of my body but other than that, no other special tricks that I know of!

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  7. It's funny because I'm a Tall in pants, and I'm just over 5'5"! I just have crazy long legs and a little bitty torso. So I've also found that I sometimes need a petite in tops (as long as they aren't long-sleeved, because I've got weird long arms too haha.) Love your dress!

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  8. It's funny because I'm a Tall in pants, and I'm just over 5'5"! I just have crazy long legs and a little bitty torso. So I've also found that I sometimes need a petite in tops (as long as they aren't long-sleeved, because I've got weird long arms too haha.) Love your dress!

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  9. I never thought about ordering shirts in a tall size although I just recently was reading where someone ordered a dress in a tall size to add length. It all makes total sense! Definitely a good thing to keep in mind even if you definitely aren't a tall.

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  10. I've bought tanks and camis from Old Navy in the tall sizes, mostly because I like full coverage when it comes to those underlayers. But, I'm only an inch shorter than you, so it might be worth a shot to try the tall sizing one of these days...

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  11. Too funny! I was actually on Old Navy's website last night and almost pulled the trigger to buy a polka dot chambray dress in tall. I am only 5'4 but the regulars were just too short for my comfort. I am glad you figured it out and make it work for you - this dress will be a great closet staple.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  12. Over the summer I bought a maxi skirt in the petite section and it fits just fine! It's crazy how tall or petite sizes are engrained in us that they are for either really tall or really short people when they really don't have to be!

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  13. I'm 5'8" and I order and buy things in Talls whenever I can! I have very long legs, so I need the extra length there, and with tops, I hate when they're too short, so I just go with a Tall if I can feel more comfortable and covered in my tops. My gray fleece dress from Old Navy is also a Tall - thank goodness...otherwise it would be wayyy too short on me, ha! I love this outfit - pink, gray, and black always look so nice together!

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  14. STOP BRAGGING HOW TALL YOU ARE! jeeezzz

    kidding ;) welcome to the club! Now I need to go buy that dress. Immediately.

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  15. I too am a tall. This makes me thinking that I may too need to focus on the "tall" too. I did come to realize this past year that I need a tall for skinny jeans or they end up hitting above my ankle (particularly at Old Navy). I love this outfit - super cute!

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  16. Gosh, I love pink and gray/black together. I have wanted to try on talls from Old Navy because their dresses are usually too short, but they don't sell extra small talls. I know, I know. The struggle is so real over here.

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