When it comes to getting dressed, tall girls—the Taylor Swifts, Karlie Klosses and Jourdan Dunns of the world—are a lucky bunch. Thanks to natural legginess and stretched out proportions, they can wear flats 24/7 (even with pencil skirts!) without fear of looking stumpy; when they buy jeans, it never requires an extra trip to the tailor. The downside? Tracking down silhouettes long enough to accommodate those extra inches is tougher than you’d expect.
The inseam of most standard-sized denim is around 32″ or 33″—just long enough for a women who stands, approximately, at 5’7″ without shoes. Anyone taller is left to contend with an awkward gap between the ankle and the foot, forced to only purchase styles that will work “cropped.”
Not anymore. We’ve tapped experts from Lucky Brand, 7 For All Mankind, Gap, and more to share the best blues for ladies with supermodel-long stems. Read on for their picks!
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With a 35.5 inseam, the Marrakesh jean is probably one of the longest options out there. The Daily runs shorter, but looks best with a bit of ankle showing.
M.i.h. Marrakesh jeans, $225; mih-jeans.com. M.i.h. Daily jeans, $163 (originally $273); matchesfashion.com.
An exaggerated flare plays up your proportions in the most flattering way.
Mother Denim Super Cruiser jeans, $218; motherdenim.com
Boosting a 35-inch inseam, this style is great for the six foot set.
NYDJ Marilyn Straight jeans, $124; nydj.com
Sleek compression fabric, a flattering dark wash, and enough extra inseam to wear heels? Sold.
McGuire Majorelle Flared jeans, $205; saksfifthavenue.com
Between the 34″ inseam and ultra high rise, the Bombshell Bell is perfect for taller ladies.
Parker Smith Bombshell Bell jeans, $178; parkersmith.com
This style was created exclusively with supermodel Karlie Kloss so you know it will be the perfect fit for taller women.
Frame Karlie Forever Flare jeans, $239; frame-store.com
The aptly named “Supermodel Skinny” silhouette was designed specifically with tall girls in mind.
Collin Skinny Supermodel jeans, $200; hudsonjeans.com
This cut sits lower on the hip while the dramatic flare adds volume at the hem to accentuate your legs.
True Religion Karlie Low Rise Bell Bottom jeans, $176 (originally $219); shopbop.com
These high rise skinny jeans are a universally flattering style. Go for the special “tall” inseam to ensure your long legs are properly covered.
Gap 1969 Resolution Slim Stright jeans, $42 (originally $70); gap.com. Gap 1969 Resolution Slim Stright jeans, $42 (originally $70); gap.com.
Citizens of Humanity
Look for a flare style that’s tight at the top and wider at the bottom to play up your longer proportions in a flattering way.
Citizens of Humanity Cherie High Waist Flare jeans, $238; revolve.com
Available in an extra-long options, this black distressed design adds cool girl edge to any look.
Iro You jeans, $200; iroparis.com
A longer inseam and gradual flare is a show-stopping way to highlight your legs.
AMO Kick Flare jeans, $182 (originally $260); revolve.com
This dark wash goes straight from day to night—when, thanks to the extra long inseam, you can pair it with heels.
AYR The Skinny jeans, $175; ayr.com
The eye-catching vertical seam on this pair plays up the length of your legs.
Current/Elliott The Judi Flare jeans, $99 (originally $248); currentelliott.com
Hitting right above the ankle, this high-rise straight jean is the perfect in-between length.
Paige Jacqueline Straight jeans, $219; paige.com
Long enough to cover a higher shoe, this lean black flare is begging for some statement stilettos.
J Brand 23021 Maria High Rise Flare jeans, $228; jbrandjeans.com
Cut from stretch denim, this style gives your legs plenty of room to move around; meanwhile, the super slim cut only accentuates your best assets.
Levi’s High Rise Flare jeans, $78; levi.com
7 For All Mankind
While this flared, mid-calf fit might stunt a shorter frame, long legs let the ’70s-inspired silhouette shine. Pair with your favorite pair of platforms and an off-the-shoulder blouse.
7 For All Mankind Cropped Boot jeans, $99 (originally $199); 7forallmankind.com
The extra fabric of a wide-leg style hangs best on a taller frame.
AG The Janis jeans, $225; agjeans.com
Between the flared leg and strategic fading, this cut creates a flattering balance of proportions.
Earl Jeans Medium Wash Flared jeans, $32 (originally $54); macys.com
Wear them cuffed or straight; these styles are perfect for the taller ladies out there.
Lucky Brand Hayden Skinny jeans, $109; luckybrand.com. Lucky Brand Hayden Straight jeans, $109; luckybrand.com. Lucky Brand Hayden Skinny jeans, $109; luckybrand.com.