• Victoria Lochhead

Tall Girls - Finding Clothes that Fit.

Being tall is tricky. No doubt about it.

Trousers that end up skimming your ankles, skirts that come above the knees, and sleeves that end somewhere north of your wrists can leave you feeling more giraffe than graceful.

If you have a secondary problem (such as shoe sizes above an 8 or a long body for example), then finding great things to wear that actually fit you can present quite a challenge.

At Frankie & Ruby, we've realised that finding a good fit is a common problem. With most retailers cutting to standard sizing, any deviation from 'standard" (which means most of us) can result in a frustrating and challenging shopping time.

For tall ladies, the problem seems to have got worse because many retailers (including Topshop and New Look) are taking their tall ranges to online only. So, where can you shop if you're looking for clothes specifically with taller proportions? We've rounded up a few suggestions for you if you're stuck for finding a good fit for your height:

Long Tall Sally

Long Tall Sally don't have many UK stores, but their online selection is fantastic. With a variety of trouser lengths, there is a lot of choice for the vertically blessed. They also offer a variety of shoes in sizes 7 - 13.

Next Tall

Next tall is great for lengths and good for wardrobe staples.

New Look

There's a good selection of tall clothing to choose from, much of which is similar to the fashion ranges they have in store.


Disappointing that it's come out of our local shop, but Topshop Tall online carries some unusual designs


ASOS do their own range of tall items, and do have a good selection.

Tall Girls

Tall Girls is an online site just for tall ladies! Bliss! And with shoe sizes available up to a 12, they're a great help if you're looking for shoes beyond size 8 or 9. I especially like this pretty maxi dress for £69.

Other Options

Designer wear is usually easier because they tend to be cut with more length - try Hugo Boss or Ralph Lauren as a start point.

Second Hand

If your budget doesn't stretch to designer, or, like me, you just enjoy the thrill of the chase in finding incredible second hand treasures, then finding a great dress agency could be a good solution. Usually peppered with designer bargains, you may just find you get the right proportions at a fraction of the original price. To shop online, you can't beat eBay or try Oxfam Online (a personal favourite!).

If you'd like some help finding good suggestions for your height and shape, do get in touch. We can offer an online personal shopping service, with our suggestions sent straight to your inbox.


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Victoria Lochhead - Personal Stylist

I love being a personal stylist and helping my clients feel more confident in their style choices.  Having been introduced to jumble sales and charity shops from a young age, I show my clients how to look great and feel confident in pre-loved fashion as well as utilising what they already have hanging in the wardrobe at hom.  Read more about our story and what makes a consultation with us a unique experience.....


“Victoria Lochhead has been an absolute saviour.  Victoria was so gentle with me and so enlightening. If Victoria can make me feel and look good, then she really can help anyone” Margaret


“This session has unleashed the inner me! I feel more confident, enjoy colours more & wear clothes that make me look great!” Claire



Frankie & Ruby is a sustainable personal styling image consultancy business.  We offer styling sessions both in person and in our online courses.


We are based in Newbury, Berkshire, UK and work throughout Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, and Hampshire.  We are perfectly placed for clients visiting from Newbury. Reading, Basingstoke, Oxford, Hungerford, Marlborough, Swindon, Andover, Salisbury, Theale, Thatcham, Overton, Whitchurch, Didcot, Wantage, Abingdon, Pangbourne, Tilehurst, Streatley, Goring on Thames, Wokingham, Mortimer, Woolhampton, Aldermaston, Winchester and Tadley although clients do travel from further afield.


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