Discovering The Greatest Full-Size Denims For Tall Girls (Strive-On)

Or quite: Hello, I’m tall-ish. 

I really feel as if I have to make a fast disclaimer right here: Measuring slightly over 5’9”, I’m the tallest at TME however hail from a household that, paradoxically, has me measuring as common. So, I totally perceive that “tall” is a bit relative.

Regardless, full-length denims really feel exhausting to search out for my legs, not simply because I’m thought of taller than common, however particularly because of the truth cropped denims has been a scorching pattern lately. 

Whereas cropped denims have actually had their place in my wardrobe, my curiosity in them has slowly been rising slim — principally as a result of I can’t assist however really feel like my peak turns into all chopped up visually when carrying pants that aren’t cropped *good*.

It’s so dang exhausting to nail aesthetically pleasing proportions when getting dressed with cropped denims, and albeit, I don’t need my outfits to really feel like work, you already know?!

Full-length denims, then again, elongate the body. 

I really feel tall and exquisite and assured when rocking an extended pair of denims. And perhaps the very best half? Sneakers are simple. In my view, virtually each shoe goes with lengthy denims (particularly if the denims are really lengthy sufficient to cowl the tops of footwear).

In A Rush? Store My High 5 Standout Full-Size Denims

Greatest Full-Size Denims Total (my private fave): Reformation Cynthia High-Rise Straight Long Jeans

The Greatest Full-Size Denims For Your Booty: MOTHER High-Rise Weekender Heel

The Most Distinctive Full-Size Denims: Frame High-Rise Utility Straight-Leg Jeans

The Greatest Full-Size Denims Beneath $100: Abercrombie & Fitch High-Rise ’90s Relaxed Jeans

The Most Snug Full-Size Jean (delicate & stretchy!): MOTHER Rider Skimp High-Waist Straight-Leg Jeans

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From Straight To Vast-Leg To Flare: I Tried 14 Full-Size Denims

I’ve been on this seek for full-length denims for a number of months now, in search of out pants that hit at my heel quite than my ankle. I’ve discovered a single pair right here and there to check out, and I tried one massive try-on within the denim part of Nordstrom (however it was principally a flop by way of full-length choices). 

Nonetheless decided to see what else is on the market, I set off to scour the web and collect up denims that promised at the least an inseam of 31 inches, from manufacturers like MOTHER, Body, Hole, Abercrombie & Fitch, and extra. I relinquished any restraints of fashion, so I might give attention to size, however I did my greatest to search out the least-distressed variations to maintain the denims extra versatile of their wearability.

Whereas 32 to 33 inches is usually what I need for denims to succeed in my heel, the type of the pants (and a person’s physique form, for that matter) does immediately have an effect on how denims match and the place that backside hem lands. So, I gave slightly wiggle room in my search, scooping up denims having wherever from a 31-inch to a whopping 35-inch inseam. 

The decision? 

I used to be left feeling quite hopeful after this try-on, realizing I managed to assemble a catalog together with the whole lot from dishevelled to slim to flare, from extra-high-rise right down to mid-rise, and with costs starting from $30 to high-end.

Whereas not each pair is a house run, there’s multiple that made me excited. Let’s get began!

1. Reformation Cynthia High-Rise Straight Long Jeans

Dimension: 28
Inseam: 33”

I scooped up this first pair of full-length jeans a number of months again, and so they’re nonetheless my favourite — even after numerous try-ons. 

Reformation's Cynthia straight-leg jeans are not only sustainably made, but they also have the shape of rigid denim while still feeling relaxed


Reformation’s Cynthia straight-leg jeans are usually not solely sustainably made, however additionally they have the form of inflexible denim whereas nonetheless feeling relaxed — because of its make-up of 57% Regeneratively Grown Cotton and 43% TENCEL Lyocell. The inseam is lengthy sufficient for heels, however I like the way in which the pant legs sit on prime of sneakers. They even look good cuffed. 

All through a ton of standard put on, the waistband has stayed true to dimension, whereas the material relaxes and repeatedly feels higher.

In the event you’re not as tall as me, Reformation additionally makes the Cynthia Straight Leg in a 29″ inseam (which will also be discovered at Nordstrom).

2. MOTHER The Hustler Roller Heel Wide-Leg Jeans

Dimension: 28
Inseam: 35″

One other pair that I’ve been testing out for a short time is The Hustler Roller Heel wide-leg jeans by MOTHER. I even have an older wash that I scooped up on sale, however the newest washes to have been stocked are so good.

These full-length, wide-leg jeans from MOTHER have a long inseams, perfect for humans even a few inches taller than me.

MOTHER | Nordstrom | Anthropologie | Revolve

These full-length, wide-leg jeans have one of many longest inseams of this roundup, good for people even a number of inches taller than me. The denims are stretchy and barely heavy feeling, with a leg that could be very large with out feeling too dishevelled.

I’ve a love-hate relationship with MOTHER as a result of its sizing could be very inconsistent (perhaps greater than some other model). I’ve wanted wherever from a 27 to a 30 in these denims, and whereas my true dimension works right here, they really feel too unfastened over time, and I’m discovering that I have to dimension down.

3. Mother High-Waisted Weekender Heel

Dimension: 28
Inseam: 33.5”

First issues first, the Mother Weekender Heel jeans in Belle De Jour run small. I undoubtedly have to go up a dimension.

The Mother Weekender Heel jeans in Belle De Jour run small. I definitely need to go up a size.

MOTHER | Nordstrom | Bloomingdales | Neiman Marcus

Flare denims are usually not my favourite, however in case you just like the type, these are good. The denims hit at my perfect size for all shoe pairings and are good and stretchy.

The perfect half? THAT BOOTY. I don’t also have a bum, however these make you imagine in any other case and hugged me in allll the best locations.

4. MOTHER Rider Skimp Straight-Leg Jeans

Dimension: 28
Inseam: 31”

The MOTHER Rider Skimp straight-leg jeans are one of many higher surprises on this try-on for me.

MOTHER | Nordstrom | Revolve | Bloomingdales

I might’ve sworn I’d tried this type previously and it wasn’t as lengthy — however nonetheless, a 31-inch inseam in these MOTHER jeans hits proper between the ankle and heel on me. Whereas not totally reaching my heel, I give these pants a thumbs-up as a result of they appear and feel actually good.

These straight-leg denims match me true to dimension. There are a number of washes to select from on MOTHER’s web site, and I’m very tempted to do this type within the wash of the earlier pair I attempted on, Belle De Jour!

5. Frame High-Waist Extra-Long Barrel Jeans

Dimension: 28
Inseam: 35”

In the event you’re taller than me, the Extra-Long Barrel Jeans from Frame are for you.

If you’re taller than me, the Extra-Long Barrel Jeans from Frame are for you.

Frame | Nordstrom

In truth, Body has turn out to be a model I’ve actually come to respect; it usually seems distinctive, lovely pairs of denims for lengthy legs. I are inclined to run in between sizes 27 and 28 with Body denim, however the Extra-Long Barrel Jeans are additionally extra-high (12.5-inch rise, reaches proper as much as my rib cage), so a 28 does work nice.

This barrel type hangs dishevelled and unfastened within the legs, which is quite comfy and youthful feeling.

6. Frame High-Rise Utility Straight-Leg Jeans

Dimension: 28
Inseam: 34”

I am keen on this pair. I scooped up Frame’s Utility Straight-Leg Jeans in wash Primetime a number of months in the past and have worn them on the common.

I scooped up Frame's Utility Straight-Leg Jeans in wash Primetime a few months ago & have worn them on the regular.

Frame | Nordstrom | Saks

I caught with my true dimension, which is ideal after a wash (and dry), however the waist of those Body Utilitiy (aka cargo!) denims does bag out with put on, so sizing down could possibly be an choice relying on the way you prefer to put on + care in your denim.

Cargo denims had been initially labeled a microtrend early final 12 months, however Vogue not too long ago acknowledged in an article that it believes the type is now right here to remain for awhile. “In” or “out,” I’m a large fan.

7. Abercrombie & Fitch High-Rise Loose Jeans

Dimension: 27L
Inseam: 32.5”

Abercrombie & Fitch is a superb denim choice for anybody who doesn’t need high-end costs however nonetheless has excessive expectations.

Its jean costs sometimes hovers round $100, however with frequent promotions you may normally rating a pair for beneath $100. And the standard of Abercrombie denims are actually quite a bit higher than most others beneath $100 choices (which actually turns into obvious when doing large try-ons comparable to this).

Abercrombie & Fitch is a great denim option for anyone who doesn't want high-end prices but still has high expectations.

Regular | Curve Love

The High-Rise Loose Jeans have a reasonably dang good size, a fitted waist, and a unfastened leg from prime to backside. Whereas Abercrombie has a Curve Love choice, as somebody with none curves, I really feel like there’s built-in room on this pair that might flatter a curvy physique form (particularly within the thigh space — it’s very roomy).

I ordered a 27 after studying opinions of how “unfastened” these are, assuming they meant the waist, however after a second cross by, I imagine they’re simply speaking in regards to the denims total (which, howdy, unfastened is definitely within the identify). A 27 labored, however I might in all probability choose a 28.

8. Abercrombie & Fitch High-Rise ’90s Relaxed Jeans

Dimension: 28L
Inseam: 33”

Ohh, child, I like the 90s Relaxed Jeans by Abercrombie & Fitch. You possibly can seize Abercrombie denims in a number of inseam choices (a HUGE plus contemplating only a few manufacturers do that), and the lengthy inseam is an ideal full size.

Abercrombie jeans come in multiple inseam options (a HUGE plus considering few brands do this), & the long inseam's a perfect full length.

Regular | Curve Love

The waist on these ’90s denims is perhaps a bit tighter than I would really like, so in case you’re in between sizes, I might advocate attempting a dimension up.

An enormous win of this pair? You get a unfastened leg whereas nonetheless having a flattering booty.

9. Good American Good Classic Slim Jeans

Dimension: 8
Inseam: 33”

After studying opinions on the Good American Good Classic Slim Jeans, I sized as much as an 8, and so they match nice.

After reading reviews on the Good American Good Classic Slim Jeans, I sized up to an 8, and they fit great.

Good American | Nordstrom

These Good American jeans are very paying homage to skinny denims (a lot tighter in actual life than on the mannequin’s legs), and I can’t assist however assume they’d look freaking wonderful with cowgirl or wide-calf boots pulled up over them.

The booty these denims give is a surprising profit. I really feel as if my bottom has been Photoshopped — it’s just like the denim has some form of magical plumping have an effect on?!

10. Good American Good Icon Straight-Leg Jeans

Dimension: 6
Inseam: 32”

The Good Icon jeans by Good American match effectively within the waist however pull within the hips/thigh space, and didn’t give me the identical look because the mannequin (simply as I skilled with the earlier pair).

The Good Icon jeans by Good American fit well in the waist but pull in the hips/thigh area, & didn't give me the same look as the model.

Good American | Nordstrom

I really feel as if the fashions may be sizing up a tad, or maybe my physique form simply isn’t perfect for these denims. To attain that looser boyfriend look that the mannequin has, I must dimension up one or two.

I assumed these had been OK however nothing to write down dwelling about.

11. Gap Mid-Rise ’90s Loose Jeans

Dimension: 28L
Inseam: 31.5”

Calling all mid-rise lovers, Gap is making so many great mid-rise denims proper now!

Calling all mid-rise lovers, Gap is making so many great mid-rise jeans right now!


I’m not personally very keen on mid-rise pants, however I do enjoy Gap’s ’90s Loose Jeans. Since they sit decrease on me and I’ve no hips, I discover these are a bit massive and that I ought to’ve sized down (I believe that might give me much less of a “skater lady” look too).

Hole has a common inseam dimension information that lists lengthy inseams at 33.5 inches, however over the previous few years of shopping for from Hole, I’ve realized that its dimension information isn’t correct, and each lengthy inseam is totally different relying on the denims. (Just a few new listings on Hole’s web site have particular person inseams listed, however most of them don’t.) The ’90s Unfastened Denims are shorter than the dimensions information listed but continues to be nearly good on me, lengthwise.

12. Gap High-Rise Cheeky Straight Jeans

Dimension: 28T
Inseam: 32”

I cheated a bit right here, as the High-Rise Cheeky Straight Jeans by Gap are technically ankle-length denims.


I went up an additional dimension in inseam from my common (from an extended to a tall), and these grew to become a terrific full-length choice. In truth, this pair feels quite a bit like a dupe for the Reformation Cynthia denims when doing so.

My true dimension is ideal, and whereas this wash is a little more inflexible than others, the Cheeky Straight denims do break in with put on (I’ve had them for a couple of month).

13. H&M ’90s Straight High Jeans

Dimension: 8
Inseam: 31”

Whereas I do usually advocate H&M to these in search of denims beneath $50, after doing a try-on of this magnitude, it’s very obvious how totally different the qualities are from this pair to the higher-end ones.

I often recommend H&M for jeans under $50, but after doing a try-on, it's apparent how different the qualities are from this pair to the higher-end ones.


The fit of H&M’s straight-leg jeans is sweet, however not as nice as others (I’m guessing because of the thinner high quality of fabric used).

Whereas there weren’t any inseams truly listed on H&M’s web site, I went off of all of the opinions exclaiming how lengthy they had been. My very own measurements have them coming in at 31 inches. The washes look a bit totally different in individual too.

14. H&M Wide Ultra-High Jeans

Dimension: 8
Inseam: 31”

The Wide Ultra-High Jeans from H&M are a bit too quick on me, however I choose this type over the earlier H&M pair.

The Wide Ultra-High Jeans from H&M are a bit too short on me.


I might genuinely actually like these denims if it weren’t for them being too quick. Relying in your particular peak, the denims have a uncooked hem for chopping. The pants don’t do something majorly particular for my bottom, however they’re delicate and straightforward to put on.

Whereas these ultra-high denims from H&M nonetheless aren’t in the identical ballgame as the opposite manufacturers, for $30 they’re a terrific wide-leg choice for anybody a bit shorter than me!

Outfit Notes:

Sweatshirt – carrying a big.
Sneakers – TTS, and price signing up for restock notifications/checking again usually… They sneakily restock very often, however sizes all the time go fast!


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ISO: the best full-length jeans for tall women. So, I'm trying all the styles (like straight, flare & '90s) from MOTHER, Gap, Abercrombie & more.