The Best Stores for Tall Women – for Workwear and Beyond – Life Style

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This page was last updated February 2023 except where otherwise noted.

It can be hard to find workwear in tall sizes — many big brands don’t seem to consider women over 5’8″! — so today we’re sharing the best stores for tall women. When you’re short like me, it’s usually easy to have a tailor shorten pants, sleeves, etc., on clothing that doesn’t come in petite sizes (although it’s not ideal), but when you’re tall, the solution isn’t that simple.

It’s been quite a while since we last talked about tall workwear in general (although we’ve shared suits for tall women and bespoke dresses for the office), so let’s discuss.

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As of 2023, these are some of our favorite stores for extremely tall people…

Stores With Good Reputations for Tall Women (But Without Separate Sections)

Tall Cuts in Extended Sizes (Smaller & Larger)

Hunting for tall cuts in extended sizes? As of 2023, we suggest you check out Aritzia (00T-16T) (known for being very small!), Banana Republic Factory (00T-20T), Betabrand (XSL-3XL), J.Crew (00T-20T), J.Crew Factory (00T-20T), Express (0L-18L), and White House | Black Market (00L-18L). For larger sizes, check out Eloquii (14T-32T) and Ulla Popken (12L-34L).

Where to Find Made-to-Measure Work Clothes for Tall Women

Hunting for the best made-to-measure work clothes? As of Feb. 2023, the best options we know of are Brooks Brothers, Sumissura, Etsy sellers Heart My Closet, VigilanteLabs, and CelesteLilou, as well as smaller brands like Loud Bodies, Sharpe Suiting, IGIGI, eShakti, and Rita Phil (pencil skirts only).

Some of our favorite stores that offer free alterations for members include Nordstrom, J.Crew, Banana Republic, and Uniqlo (select styles). If you’re crafty, you may also want to check out our roundup of sewing patterns for workwear outfits.

Office Shoes for Tall Women

Looking for great shoes in extended widths or sizes? These are some of the Hall of Famers we know about…

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: 

Some of our favorite heels for work that are available in extended sizes as of 2023: 1) Sam Edelman 2) Naturalizer 3) Rockport 4) VIONIC 5) Corso Como

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… 

Readers, what do you think are the best stores for tall women? Where do you buy business attire in tall sizes? Which workwear brands do you WISH offered tall sizes? 

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