Sunday 18 February 2018

Stylemma: I can't find trousers for my tall frame

Topshop tapered trousers
Topshop tapered trousers

Angela Scanlon

At 5'11" I find it very difficult to get clothes, but particularly trouser to fit. For example, jeans that are long enough are generally ill fitting, while those that fit around the hips and bum are skimming my ankles. Any suggestions for making my life a little easier?

Luckily for you there are a ton of trends at the moment that assure you more glam and less sham. Between socks, roll up's and boots one thing is for sure there's never been more choice and style for the leggy gal!

When it comes to wardrobe staples great jeans are definitely a worthy investment. For designer threads - Rock & Republic and Earl Jeans are great for longer legs. Sass & Bide are fantastic for the vast range they offer in longer lengths; from super skinnies to baggy boyfriends, boot cut to flared and the more trend driven styles and washes too. You can find them online at

For those on a tighter budget the high street has become much better at catering for the taller market. Although half the price of their designer counterparts they certainly don't compromise on style. Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and New Look all offer a collection specifically for taller women and Miss Selfridge, Oasis and River Island offer longer lengths in jeans specifically.But, if you want variety Topshop's TALL range is the only place to go offering jeans, jeggings, smart and casual trousers that come in lengths up to 36".

Zara is another great stop for anything tailored and they also offer in store alterations at a very competitive price. A/W always sees the return of the boot. Tuck your jeans in and BAM nobody even needs to know your jeans are too short. Harem pants and baggy fits offer a little more flexibility in size and look especially great on longer legs and these linen tapered version available in Topshop are ideal for summer.

It's important when buying jeans to find a pair that fit and flatter you. If you find a pair that are snug on the hips and bum then you're onto a winner. Jeans are so versatile that length should be the last thing on your mind. If they are lacking a couple of inches in the leg there are numerous way to make this look purposeful - whether its scrunched up boyfriend jeans like Alexa, ankle grazer skinnies ala Miss Moss or rolled up Chino's the current craze sweeping the catwalks for A/W, when it comes to trousers anything goes!

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