When we stock denim for our site, we have a couple objectives in mind. First – they have to be the right lengths and come in extra long lengths for all of our fabulous tall women customers (but I mean…duh.). We also strive to provide denim options that work with every budget. From the beginning, we have partnered with Mavi as one of our premium denim providers, and as our relationship grows with them, we have been fortunate enough to be able to make specific and exclusive requests to them that they fulfill! Translation: we say, “We like this jean, will you please cut it longer for our awesome, leggy customers?” and they say, “Done!” I will say that we both personally love this brand because the fit is spectacular and the fabrics are aahhhhmazing. This is especially true of anything that has “Shanti” in the name of the wash. You may notice that the price of those pairs are slightly higher, but they are the softest and have the most stretch – totally, totally worth the little extra in my book.
I think it’s worth saying that in the world of premium denim, they are also very reasonably priced (let’s face it, most premium denim is $200-$300 these days and Mavi tops out at $118 for the “Shanti” washes). Also – you know that awkward problem where your foot doesn’t fit through the leg opening of your skinny jean? I can honestly tell you that I haven’t had that problem in any of my Mavis. Score one for the size 12 foot!
And because these tall jeans continue to be such a hit with our customers and we get questions on the differences between the style types, we thought it would be helpful to do a quick summary of the bodies that we carry and what makes them unique so that everyone can find the right fit(s) for them!
Alexa is their “signature” skinny jean. She’s a classic mid-rise and one of our most popular fits. Actually because of how much customers love this body season after season, we continue to stock her in multiple washes, in both 34” & 36” lengths. She’s has a front rise of 8.5” and a back rise of 13.5”. She's the perfect amount of skinny in a skinny jean. Pictured is Alexa in the Deep Shanti wash.
Mavi recently introduced Adriana as a second skinny jean body & I am not kidding when I say this is currently my favorite pair of jeans. I refuse to admit how many times a week I wear them, but suffice it to say….a LOT. Adriana is very similar to Alexa – both are mid-rise skinny jeans. She has the same 8.5" front rise, but creeps up just a tich higher in the back with a 14" back rise. Because of that, these tend to be a great option for curvier women.
Alissa is your skinny jean with just a higher riser. It’s not a “mom” high rise, but just the right amount of high rise that makes you feel all tucked-in in just the right places. ;) She has a 9.5" front rise (so only an inch higher than the other two) & a 14.5" back rise. Currently we only have a few left in stock in a grey wash, although getting a whole batch this fall in a great wash because the customer feedback was so positive. The grey wash is also a fun alternative color to mix up the blues you've got in your closet.
We are breaking the alpha order we’ve had going to touch on Kerry before we get to Kendra. Kerry has also been a HUGE hit with customers & I like to refer to her as the love child between a skinny & straight leg. AKA she is a relaxed skinny. Kerry has a classic mid rise and she is a little fitted through quad, but below the knee she loosens up a bit. She’s extremely versatile, you can wear her leg fully open or roll her up. For women who aren’t on board with a skinny skinny, she’s the go-to 100%. These relaxed skinny fits have become super popular with many jean vendors recently, and we are thrilled to be able to offer them in longer lengths!
And Kenny is the newest lady to join our long-legged party. The reason we hit on Kerry first is because once you have worn and/or understand how Kerry fits, understanding Kendra is simple. Kendra is essentially Kerry….with a higher rise. This pair also has the most incredible fabrication! It’s a Shanti fabric, so therefore as previously discussed, soft as butter. And for Kerry fans, this pair is your next must-have. It is also worth mentioning that Mavi cut this pair in longer lengths, exclusively for us. And she is pretty much sold out on their site in regular inseams because she has been such a hit!
And least, but not least, is the option for the ladies who aren’t on board with anything skinny-ish….or are needing something else to add into their denim rotation. Molly is your standard mid-rise bootcut/straight leg option. I throw the bootcut/straight leg thing together because as you can see from this picture, she doesn’t have as much flare to her as a lot of bootcut styles have. She is also a classic mid-rise, and we always tell people, "She's not too skinny, but also not too relaxed. She's the perfect blend." We have her stocked in two washes, one medium wash and a darker wash.
Want to know more about one of the ladies? Shoot us a note or leave a comment, and we are happy to shed more light!
Amy & Alli
We are the two sisters behind the tall clothing brand, Amalli Talli. Enthusiastic about wine, travel and of course, tall fashion.