Amy, our mom and I have a special annual tradition that we all really look forward to each year (passed on from our mom who shares this tradition with her sisters and her mom). We spend a long weekend together in Minneapolis to go Christmas shopping, complete with coffee/cookie breaks, happy hour and restaurant hopping. During this time, we pick out gifts for others in our family and also pick out a few gifts for ourselves. Now, our dad has always frowned a little at this tradition because he's not a firm supporter of picking out Christmas gifts for yourself/knowing what you will be opening (my siblings can vouch that he loves to give a good surprise). However, as tall women, Amy and I have always greatly appreciated being able to try on clothing and shoes before they're wrapped up under the tree - because if not, inevitably the gift will most always have to be returned (much to our mom's dismay).
Shopping for tall girls always presents its own unique set of challenges. As a tall girl yourself, you know the struggle first-hand. So if your family operates like our father wishes ours would and insists on keeping your gifts a surprise, don't sweat it! We're helping you create a wish list by rounding up the best holiday gifts for tall girls that you can easily (and subtly) share with your husband, boyfriend, mother-in-law and other relatives on your Facebook page or other platforms. These gifts are guaranteed to make every tall girl smile this Christmas - from long inseam jeans to extra-long sleeve tops and much more! Another solution to the list of tall girl problems!
Just one more helpful suggestion before we get started - you'll want to share with at least one person in your family what size in tall tops and bottoms you typically wear. My mom has texted me more than once in the past asking what size my husband wears in a certain brand, and I'm pretty sure my mother-in-law has asked my husband the same thing of me. Don't let your significant other play detective in your closet (from my experience that never ends well as each brand can be so different). Maybe it's slightly uncomfortable for you, but in the end, everybody wins! If you are unsure of what size to recommend, I highly suggest reading this article from our blog: The Tall Girl Guide to Online Shopping. It's full of tips on taking measurements, navigating size charts, understanding the role fabrication plays in a garment and other really helpful advice! We try to add on as much information as we can on body and sleeve lengths, fabric and general care instructions to our product descriptions. There you can also see any other sizing tips or advice, such as recommendations for sizing up or sizing down. If you have any questions about a product, there's always a link on each product page to email us directly.
Ok, now it's time to dive into the good stuff! Without further ado, here is our list of the best holiday gifts for tall girls:
Tall Girl Pajama Pants
Women's tall pajama pants are our biggest request every holiday season, and we were finally able to deliver by creating our own through the Amalli Talli private label! Designed from a super soft flannel with a 36" inseam length, these pajama pants will keep you warm and cozy by avoiding indecent ankle exposure. These tall girl pajama pants come in two coveted prints - buffalo plaid and multi-colored flannel. Our favorite piece is the contrasting, over-sized drawstring which adds a fun, feminine touch! We can't wait to wear these while we snuggle up to the fire (preferably with a cup of hot cocoa while we taste test Santa's cookies).
Essential Tall Girl Tops
Sometimes, the most basic pieces are the most difficult to find for tall girls! We're talking about tops that you can wear solo or layer under your favorite vests, cardigans and sweaters. Here are the ones that are on heavy rotation in our closets, and we'll tell you why:
This is the holy grail of long sleeve tops for tall women and top rated by our customers for good reason. It is designed with incredible length in the body and sleeves, which can be adjusted for your unique arm length by cuffing the sleeve backwards or forwards. It's the next best thing to having a custom tailored tall girl top! We highly recommend adding this staple to your closet.
PS - It pairs perfectly with our tall girl pajama pants, too!
SCOOP NECK TUNIC
Another gem with extra long sleeve length! This top is designed with fabrics that give this piece more of a fitted look, which comes in handy when layering under other items so you avoid bulking up. It's also super long in the body, which women like when wearing with leggings (like our tall shaper leggings) to help them feel a little more covered up.
Both of these are also great suggestions for our tall expecting mama's with growing bumps! Read our guide on tall maternity clothes for other gift ideas and clothing tips.
Looking for more tall girl essentials? We also carry tees and tanks.
Tall Girl Coffee Mug
A hilarious reminder that coffee never slowed our growth spurt! This mug holds 16 ounces and is a perfect gift for your home or office space. White mug with black handle and interior. The best part? One size fits all! ;) The only thing you'll need to return is to the Keurig for another cup of joe!
Cowl Neck Sweater
It's so hard to find well-fitting long sleeve sweaters for tall girls, which is why we created this cozy, cowl neck sweater! Custom made for our Amalli Talli private label to accommodate long limbs and provide extra length in the body. My favorite part of this piece is that it keeps you nice and warm without being too hot, thanks to the medium weight ribbed material. It also travels particularly well - the fabric composition helps to avoid excessive wrinkling while in your suitcase! We love the gorgeous mocha color, which is an essential neutral for your winter wardrobe.
Looking for more trendy top suggestions? Shop our collection of Amalli Talli long sleeve tops, custom made clothing for tall girls by tall girls! We have a smaller but ever-growing collection of our own private label, which we started last year in 2016 to accommodate a range of tall heights and body proportions. You can read more about our family business here.
Need a bottom to pair with that top? We also carry 34", 35", 36", 37", and 38" inseam length jeans, as well as tall maxi skirts and tall leggings.
Amalli Talli Gift Card
Last, but not least, who wouldn't love to receive the gift of a tall girl shopping experience? Available in several different denominations to appease different budgets and comes straight to your email inbox! What you want to spend it on is your choice - and we guarantee you'll find something in our collection of tall girl clothing that fits your frame perfectly.
Wanting more ideas? Be sure to check our website throughout the month of December - we're continuing to add to our collection. And don't forget to share this link - you'll never know who'll see it (maybe even Santa)!
Thank you for supporting our small business this holiday season. We sincerely appreciate your business, and we also feel truly honored that we get to be a part of this amazing community of tall women who lift us up and encourage us everyday to continue on our journey. We love what we do and we love getting to share it with you. From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope it brings you many special moments and happy memories that you carry with you into the New Year!
I needed some motivation this morning to get up, get going and get my mind right - so naturally I turned to Pinterest for some words of wisdom and encouragement. I found this quote almost immediately, and so felt like it was meant for me: "A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink". I see you Wednesday, and I'm choosing to wink at you!
As some of you may know, yesterday morning starting at 3 a.m. our site went down and nobody has been able to access it. We immediately called our website host company, and they confirmed they were having server issues that were impacting our site. While they have been diligently trying to fix it, they still don't have an ETA on when they will be up and running. This is an unfortunate situation that is presenting us some challenges, but we are doing the best we can to try and help/accommodate our customers along the way. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time, and if there's anything else we can do to help our tall sisters out, please let us know! We'd be happy to try and accommodate any requests you may have.
We have some new products we want to shine a light on, and want you to know that these ARE available to order as of now. We will give all the details on product info we can, along with size availability. If you like what you see and want to order, there are 4 options:
Once we have your information, we will invoice you via PayPal using your email account. As soon as the invoice is paid, we will get busy shipping you your product so you can have it ASAP! Just a friendly reminder, we offer free shipping for any orders that are $75+. If your order is below $75, we offer a flat rate shipping charge of $6.50 that will be added onto your invoice. Your PayPal invoice will be included with your shipment. Please hold onto this invoice as it will be imperative for processing any returns or exchanges, if necessary.
Ok, let's move onto the good stuff! Here are our newest arrivals:
TALL GIRL PAJAMA PANTS
We received so many requests for tall girl pajama pants last year, and so we knew that we had to take matters into our own hands and make them ourselves this year! They are 100% cotton, and have been pre-washed/pre-shrunk to avoid any tall girl problems - AKA massive shrinking (although we still recommend you machine wash cold and tumble dry low). We settled on two prints: multi-colored flannel and buffalo plaid. We love the over-sized drawstring bow for a more feminine touch. Each pant was made in the USA by skilled sewers so the craftsmanship and quality can't be beat! Not to mention they come in over 36" inseam length to keep those ankles nice and warm! ;) If you're interested in buying a pair, don't hesitate - we have limited quantities available! Size availability under each photo.
US Size Equivalents
Small - 4/6
Medium - 8/10
Large - 12/14
Extra Large - 16/18
Buffalo Plaid available in sizes Small - Extra Large.
Multi-Color Flannel available in sizes Small - Large.
KENDRA STRAIGHT LEG JEAN IN INDIGO SUPERSOFT - 36" INSEAM
We tested the Kendra Straight Leg for the first time in 2017, and had such a great response that we decided to order another batch in this classic indigo wash! The Kendra has a higher rise at 10" (a tall girl favorite) that finishes straight at the ankle and is made from an oh-so-comfortable supersoft fabrication. The denim feels thicker and holds its shape wear after wear. The clean indigo wash is a versatile wash that can be worn from season to season. Oh, and of course available in 36" inseam length!
10" front rise, 15" back rise, 14" leg opening.
44% cotton, 42% tencel, 13% pes, 1% ea.
The Kendra is available in sizes 28-31.
We're so excited about our new products, but we have so much more to offer! Please feel free to shop our Instagram or Facebook feed, and inquire about any products that catch your eye via the methods listed above. We will get back to you with price info, size availability, and any other questions you may have.
Again, we just want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these challenges. As mentioned above, we will go above and beyond to try and accommodate any additional requests you may have during this time. As soon as our site is live, we will notify our customers via our email list and on our social media platforms.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for supporting our business!
Alli and Amy
Amy & Alli
We are the two sisters behind the tall clothing brand, Amalli Talli. Enthusiastic about wine, travel and of course, tall fashion.