When you can't find maternity options that work for you, here are 6 styles and tips that worked for my nearly 6'4" frame during my recent pregnancy.
We get a TON of requests to produce maternity clothes from tall women frequently and truthfully, that is the motivation and inspiration for this post. As someone who has a now 1 year old daughter myself, I totally 120% understand WHY we do. It’s tough, it really, really is. Tall maternity jeans and pants tend to be available in inseams that still don’t really work for a majority of tall women. And knowing that, every time we respond, my heart aches a little bit because I totally know the struggle and have walked the same path.
My sweet little girl. (And my shirt & sweater are two styles from pregnancy that I still wear all the time today!)
Just speaking from my own experience, the moment things start to not fit how you are used to them fitting, you kinda hit the panic button a minute because it’s not like you can walk into a maternity store and say, ‘I’ll take all of your tall maternity pants in 37” inch inseam length, please.” It’s work to find tops that are long enough to not only cover your extra long torso alone, but then also with a growing baby bump as well. To be honest, I attempted some maternity shopping because I wanted to learn and conduct a little market research while I myself was pregnant to know how big of a need there is. I was shocked that even maternity length tank tops were really not all that long. Not helpful!
Which probably begs the next question, “So why not start producing our own tall maternity wear?” And the good news is, we really do have plans and goals to add tall maternity options someday or as soon as we can. So future pregnant tall girls…..we’ll be there for you down the road! But why not now to solve the immediate need? Truthfully, it’s for a few reasons. Within this past year, we have become tremendously dedicated to and focused on the growth of our private label line and ensuring the best possible fit of everything we produce. We are quickly trying to ramp it up and add as many different styles to it as we can (i.e. tall tops, tall dresses, extra long jeans, longer length pants for work, more maxi dresses, coats with longer sleeves, etc.). For as many tall maternity requests as we get, we get many requests for other types of tall styles, as well, and we are trying to quickly chip away at the list of what all of our customers would like to see. Once we feel like we have a good foundation of styles and have perfected the fit of all of those garments, we will start to branch out and look at incorporating other types of clothing into the mix. Learning and improving with our standard tall product line is essential before we turn and adapt them for maternity styles. We don’t have a time frame or an estimation of when it might be, but just know that we will do it as soon as we feel like we can take it on and do it justice. <3
That being the case, I wanted to share some specific styles and tips that helped me through my recent pregnancy as a 6’3 ½” tall woman because the few items that I tried on from a maternity section didn’t even come close to working for me. Unfortunately I wasn’t thinking ahead enough to snap pictures of my pregnant self in these styles, but they really were my tall maternity lifesavers.
I think it's fair to say that the beginning of April has us all a little stressed out. It's that dreaded, ugly time of year known as tax season. For me, this is the time of year when I am kindly reminded by my CPA that I'm not as organized as I would like to think I am. This is undoubtedly always made worse by the fact that I procrastinate this process every.single.year. But with a little perseverance and a lot of wine, I made it through! And so did you (hopefully)! If you are lucky, you came out of this with a little extra cash in your pocket. I could tell you how to spend responsibly spend this money, but that's not my forte, so instead I'm going to highlight 5 items that are worthy of your hard-earned money! #treatyoself
This is a tall girl's dream come true. Made for long torsos and available in 35" or 37" inseams.
TANYA HIGH RISE FLARES
These legitimately feel like pajama pants due to a mix of heavenly fabrics.
I love the dramatic silhouette of this piece - if anyone can pull it off, it's us tall chicks!
ALEXA SKINNY IN DEEP SHANTI
The shanti fabrics from Mavi are a must have in your denim collection. You'll fall in love with the soft stretch and the fact that they hold their shape wear after wear.
Because a casual maxi skirt is something we wear on repeat in the spring and summer.
Amy & Alli
We are the two sisters behind the tall clothing brand, Amalli Talli. Enthusiastic about wine, travel and of course, tall fashion.