First & most importantly, we get you.
Believe us when we say, we completely understand your shopping frustrations as a tall woman. Unfortunately the "normal" clothing market is not at all catered to your needs. The average national height is 5'4", and that is reflected in the apparel industry today. We are two tall sisters, Amy & Alli, who launched this company in 2014 to fill a void that we had always experienced personally.
Amy (left) & Alli (right) - 2 tall sisters who founded Amalli Talli, an online clothing retailer for tall women.
We understand "tall" from both sides of the spectrum.
At 5'10", Alli had always struggled to find stylish, trendy & well-fitting pieces in traditional stores but yet had never been able to walk into another shop for tall women and have success, where she felt they always catered to women well above 6'.
At 6'3.5", Amy has always wanted more variety in the selections and styles available to her at tall girl shops.
Between the two of us, there are over 5" in height, plus extremely different proportions (more on that below), so we take all of that into consideration when curating and designing our clothes for tall women.
You don't have to be a certain height to shop with us.
Here's our biggest philosophy: We strongly believe that tall isn't solely defined by height and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. What do we mean by that? Most people ask us what HEIGHT they have to be when they shop with us. Truth is, we don't like to give a definitive answer. To us, height alone might not be the only reason for women to seek out a tall girl shop. We always tell the story of a customer who was 5'8" but in need of 36" length inseam jeans. To us, she wasn't overly tall, but she was blessed with longer legs and therefore had a hard time finding denim that fit her.
It's actually really common for women to be built disproportionately. Alli (5'10") wears a 34" inseam jean but carries most of her length in her torso and her arms.
...But it's also common to see women who are long and tall everywhere. Amy (6'3.5") wears 37" inseam jeans, but is also built long in her torso and requires extra long sleeve tops.
No matter your height, your shape or your size - we focus on providing a great mix of inventory so every woman can find pieces that will work for her.
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It's a family business - Amy's baby girl, Perry, helping us making fabric decisions.
We categorize our tall inseam jeans with a number, not a label.
It's true that some big box retailers provide tall clothing online. This may or may not work for you, depending on your height, your proportions and what "tall women's jeans" means to YOU in terms of inseam number. Most retailers like to define the word tall as being one height, usually around 5'9" or 5'10". If you google GAP Tall or Old Navy Tall, you will find that instead of custom inseam options, you only have one category to choose from - "TALL". We recently clicked into the jeans that first pop up when you use these google search terms, and found that these tall inseam jeans ranged from 29" - 34". If that's not what your definition of tall is, you've found the right home at Amalli Talli. We offer jeans for tall women in 34" - 38" inseams and allow you to shop by your inseam length.
We're not here solely for business.
Yes, our mission is to change the shopping experience for tall women, but it's also so important to us to create a community where tall women feel confident and inspired to be the best version of themselves. Need more tall women to relate to, share stores with or encourage you? Join us on Instagram and Facebook, where we have more than 39k members combined!
Work hard, play hard is our motto!
We genuinely value your business.
Have you heard that saying "When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance" ? This is SO spot on! As women of height ourselves, we are so passionate about the business we've created and we will always go above and beyond to make sure your experience with us is a great one.
Online shopping for tall women is tough and as we said above, we totally relate to your struggles. In an attempt to try and help out as much as we can, we created this online guide. But because we do genuinely value your business, we are also always available to help you! When you call us, it's like talking to a good girlfriend. We'll help you with size & fit recommendations and give you our honest advice. We're also available 24/7 at email@example.com.
Last but not least, we listen to our customer's feedback and take it to heart! We're still in the early stages of designing the Amalli Talli private label (custom made tall women's clothing), and we really appreciate hearing your comments and/or concerns. This is as much your store as it is ours. We sincerely care about providing items you've always wanted but could never find, and crafting those items to fit your longer proportions at an affordable price point.
When you support a small business, you're supporting a dream. Thank you so much for supporting ours!
When it comes to us tall girls, over 90% of us have a problem with our posture.
Alright, we totally made that up - but we are positive that more of us than not have an issue with what has been deemed the "Tall Girl Slouch" (add that to the #tallgirlproblems list). Some of us may have developed this habit unintentionally, while others may acknowledge it's from many years of purposefully trying to appear shorter. Unfortunately, the effects of bad posture are vast and some can be very serious (read more here). Thankfully, with some time and effort, your posture can be corrected. Brittany Jones of Brittany Jones Wellness (@brittanyjoneswellness) shows us how to reverse our hunching ways with a variety of exercises. The best part? None of them require a gym membership or fancy equipment! Now that's a tall girl solution we can get on board with!
Here's what Brittany has to say about working with tall women:
"Training a tall girl brings an extra element into the training program - the "Tall Girl Slouch". Rounded shoulders, head protruding forward and a posterior tilt in the pelvis (hips rolled under). When designing a fitness program for women of height, it is essential to first work on mobility and emphasize correct posture and form. Our body is in a disadvantage when posture is not aligned. However, there are a few things you can start doing today to put yourself on the right track towards better posture and standing tall and proud!
There will be some very specific muscles to stretch and strengthen for a tall girl! I won't go into all of the science-y details, but we need to stretch the chest + upper shoulders/upper back + hip flexors AND strengthen the mid-back + glues + hamstrings. Let's take a look at how you can do just that!"
Lifts for Tall Girls
BENT-OVER FLY: In a strong, bent-over position, ensure that pressure is through your heels to engage the glutes and protect your low back. Bring palms to face each other and bring a micro-bend into your elbows. Hold that micro-bend. Engage the muscles of your mid-back and lengthen your spine. You will strengthen your posterior deltoids by bringing the arms out wide and creating a letter 'T' with your body. Be sure to keep your chest open and avoid dropping your shoulders during the movement.
BAND WIDE ROW: Seated on your sits bones with legs straight out in front of you, wrap your band around the bottom of your shoes. Ensure your posture is tall. Then drive your elbows back behind you and squeeze the bottom of your shoulder blades together by engaging the muscles of your mid-back. Be sure to hold form here, there will be no movement outside of your arms pulling back - keep the chest open and the spine straight! [Note: This exercise can also be done the same on a seated cable row machine]
DEADLIFT: With feet a bit wider than shoulder distance and toes forward, find length in your spine. Your weight will be right between the balls of your feet. Bend your knees and hips at the same rate [while maintaining a straight spine] and lower down to pick up your weight. Be sure to keep your weight 80% in your heels and 20% in the balls of the feet. Lead this entire movement with your hips. Hips reach back and down, then hips drive forward. You will be using your glutes, hamstrings, quads and many muscles in your back + core! With good form, this exercise will strengthen your entire body!
Yoga for Tall Girls
HALF MOON: Front knee is directly over the ankle with weight on the heel to engage the glutes, and back leg is softened on your mat. Ensure your hips are aligned by pulling your front hip back and your rear hip forward. Shoulders are positioned over your hips while you reach and extend your arms overhead. Pull your shoulders away from your ears and soften your face as you hold this deep hip flexor stretch.
CHEST OPENER + WIDE STANCE FORWARD FOLD: Feet are wide with heels wider than your toes and pressure even on both feet. Bring hands behind your back and interlace your fingers. Lengthen your spine and slowly hinge at your hips to reach your chest towards your mat. When you can no longer hinge forward, then round the back and relax into this deep stretch. To open your chest and shoulders even further, keep the fingers interlaced and pull your hands towards the sky. With every inhale, lengthen your spine. With every exhale, deepen your stretch.
Other Stretches for Tall Girls
DOORWAY CHEST STRETCH: Standing tall into a doorway, have your arms out into a goal post position (elbows + shoulders at 90 degree angles). Maintain your posture as you slowing push your body forward. This will bring a deep stretch into the muscles of your chest - pectoralis major and minor.
LEVATOR SCAPULA STRETCH: Either sitting or standing, come into good posture. Bring your right palm to touch the base of your neck, turn your head left about 45 degrees, then lower your head another 45 degrees. From here, take your left hand and very gently assist your head down to feel a deep stretch in the back of your neck on your right side. Do not put this one, the levator scapula muscle is very small and sensitive. Slowly come out of the stretch the same way you entered, and repeat on the other side.
So...how often should you perform these exercises to see results?
Well, there you have it: a simple and effective tall girl solution. Always remember to stand TALL, walk with confidence, and practice self-love daily! Your height is a blessing and not a curse. Have a great day, tall babes!
Amy & Alli
We are the two sisters behind the tall clothing brand, Amalli Talli. Enthusiastic about wine, travel and of course, tall fashion.