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5 Spots to Find Cheap and Cute Dresses for Tall Women

Topshop at ShopStyle

[1] As luck would have it, British high-street chain Topshop carries a number of dresses for the 5'7" and over set as part of their Tall Collection. Most options are under $100, like this stunning sapphire-blue number which costs $80 at There's no added sales tax when you shop online and shipping is a $15 flat rate.

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

[2] Love 21 is Forever 21's answer to the many budget shoppers looking for more sophisticated, modest clothing with misses sizing as opposed to juniors. Longer hemlines make this collection work for ladies on the tall side, too, as seen here with this floral resort dress, just $22.80 at

Banana Republic at ShopStyle

[3] Many stylish ladies blessed with height swear by Banana Republic's tall offerings for dresses, suits and much more. At $132, the gorgeous dress shown here isn't exactly cheap but you can always stalk the sales and shop the outlets. There's no excuse not to buy BR especially when you consider the quality and overall value.

[4] Slowly but surely, JCPenney's American Living Collection has been winning me over (I was apprehensive about the prices at first, but they always come through with their sales + coupons.) Take, for example, this sundress: The cut is classic, the nautical print is unbelievably chic and it's on sale for just $39.99 down from $90. And tall lasses take note: The hemline is longer, meaning you can wear this dress with confidence.

Nine West at ShopStyle

[5] We heart them for their shoes, and lately I'm loving Nine West for their growing selection of very wearable, very adorable and very affordable dresses. The cuts are more modest than a lot of what's out there, which means you're more likely to have luck with this brand if you're on the tall side. Ladies of all sizes will want to wear these dresses to the office, to weddings, baby showers—you name it. Most styles cost less than $100 and you can find them at Macy's, Lord & Taylor and online at

OK, ladies: What did I miss?

I had no idea topshop had talls! Lovely! Just a note that GAP and Old Navy now carry select items in tall online- they have a nice selection of casual dresses.
#1 Janna on 2009-08-04 12:10 (Reply)
This was great, thank you.

In the theme of fashion for tall women, maybe you could do a piece on super cute heels that are less than 3"? I have sooo many pairs of shoes that I got b/c they are ADORABLE but that I never wear b/c they make me so dramatically tall.
#2 Kelly C (Homepage) on 2009-08-04 12:56 (Reply)
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