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While there are many great benefits to being tall, it can sometimes make shopping for clothing a little challenging. Yes, more designers cater to tall women now. Still, at times, the styles and sizes are limited. The slight may have to do with demand. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average height of an American woman is 5 feet 3.5 inches. So, designers and brands may not feel they need to mass-produce for taller ladies.
But what is genuinely confounding is that even though the average height of the American man is 5 feet 9 inches, take a quick twirl in the men’s department, and it is hard to miss that their pants are sized based on waist and inseam. Why not do the same for women’s clothing?
While women of a certain height may have found creative ways of dealing with the lack of height-inclusive bottoms—flats, lowering hems, and tailoring—having a pair of jeans that are perfectly proportioned to suit either your longer torsos or legs is important. Ahead, we've rounded up some of the best-fitting jeans for tall women.
Finding the perfect wash for your jeans for the summer is a must. You want the ideal shade of blue that will work well with natural color shoes and crisp white tees. And these Lee Legendary Skinny Jeans are made with a comfortable cotton blend that offers the right amount of stretch. They are available in sizes 0-18 and 31” inseam.
Best for Sustainability
7 For All Mankind jeans is a brand seen quite often on celebs and with good reason as they tend to be trendy and comfortable. The 080 Original Roxanne style is no different and, quite frankly, maybe a classic as it is a reissue of the brand's original Roxanne slim-cut jeans. However, they are now made with sustainable materials. It is designed using Italian denim that is crafted from organic cotton and recycled elastane and boasts recycled hardware. Plus, the hem has been updated from the 80s. They are available in sizes 23-32 and 31¾" inseam.
If you love denim, you want to try out the Madewell Tall Roadtripper Supersoft Stovepipe Jeans. Often, cropped trousers and are not designed for longer legs. They don’t fall in the right place, and they can look like pedal pushers instead of cropped jeans. Well, no worries here because the fit is just right. They are available in sizes 23-33 and 30” inseam.
Best for Versatility
Dark wash jeans are great because they are so very versatile. You can dress them up with a crisp white shirt and blazer or keep them casual with a simple tank or tee. And these Classic Deep Dark Skinny Jeans from Height of Fashion are no exceptions. They look just as good with your favorite pair of tennis shoes or pumps. Plus, you know they fit just right as the founder of the brand is 6’3". They are available in sizes 6-14, 34” and 36” inseam.
Best for Curvy Figures
Fashion Nova seems to understand the struggle it is to find jeans if you are tall and curvy. The brand's Classic High Waist Skinny Jeans feature two faux front pockets and two regular back pockets. You can choose from dark, medium, light, black, and whitewashes. They are available in size 0-3x, 31" inseam.
Old Navy’s Mid-Rise Distressed Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans are as cool looking as you'd expect this style of denim to be. When you are over the average height, finding distressed jeans that line up in the right places can be challenging. Well, these rips land at all the right spots and are a comfortable midrise. They are available in sizes 2-20 and 33” inseam.
Best High Waist
Wide-legged jeans are sexy but hard to find when you are tall because they need to fit just right. If not, they look like high water jeans. Thankfully Jesse Queen Collection Bella jeans are made for everlastingly long legs. They are high-waist and fit true to size. They are available in small to 3XLarge, 42” inseam.
Best For Long Torsos
If you are 5'11" or taller, it can be a struggle to discover stylish slit jeans that work for you. But these Ninth Closet Seam Slit Boot Cut jeans are long enough to work well with your favorite pair of flat mules. Furthermore, if you have a long torso, the high-waist rise is made with that in mind. They are available in sizes 3/4-17/18, 37" and 40" inseams.
If you have ever worn a pair of jeans that didn't have any give, you will appreciate the stretch in Alloy Apparel Sofia Stretch Jean Legging. It has faux front pockets, and the waistband hugs your body as the rest of these jeans do, complementing the figure of a tall girl. They are available in sizes 4 -20 and 35" inseam.
Sometimes all you want is to hang out in your leggings, but they don't always work for every occasion. But a good pair of black jeans that happen to be made like yoga pants is the perfect compromise. The Betabrand Yoga Denim's straight-leg style makes them easy to pair with long or short shirts, tees, or tanks. Plus, they also feature deep front pockets, which aren't always easy to find. They are available in XS-XXL and 32” and 34" inseam.