Maybe you tall ladies can relate to this scenario that has become all-too-familiar to me—you spot the perfect Rock and Republic skinny jean on the TJ Maxx designer clearance rack; you high-tail it into the fitting room; squeeze your legs into those narrow denim swaths; shimmy the jean over half your hips. As you stare into the mirror, you find yourself ready to make excuses for the obscenely-low rise and inevitable muffin top (“but I can wear long shirts!”) and the fact that the skinny leg that brushed the TJ Maxx floor barely skims the top of your ankle (“I can wear these tucked into boots!”). Even as you are checking out at the register, a litany of excuses runs through your mind (“But they’re designer!” “Surely $80 isn’t too bad!” “I can always return them!”). Once you get them home, they immediately get shoved into your closet—tags and all—a relic to sell on eBay for much less than you paid once the regret sets in.
Historically, there has been a significant lack of options for high-quality denim for tall women who want an alternative to off-the-rack designer denim made for a much shorter, condensed-torso fit model. A well-fitting pair of jeans is universally versatile, and looks absolutely SMASHING with a silky top for evening or a blazer and button-up for work. Lameka Weeks’ Height Goddess line is the answer. Weeks created this capsule line precisely for tall women who wanted a fashionable, high-quality alternative to ill-fitting regular women’s and men’s clothing. Height Goddess offers dresses, rompers, and lovely work pants, but I was especially taken by the denim line. Height Goddess offers three classic shapes—the skinny, boot cut, and trouser jean—executed marvelously with flattering dark washes (so sleek!), comfortable mid-rises, and either a 36″, 38″ or 40″ inseam. As a stylist, I particularly recommend the Dakota in Indigo…a dark wash bootcut will be refreshing and on-trend forever…and, most important, looks great on a variety of tall shapes. Most styles run in the $130-$150—super reasonable for jeans that will take you anywhere and fit like they’re made for you…because they are!