I am 5’11 and often have trouble finding clothes that are long enough for me. Most pants look like capris and most shirts look like I need to sport a belly chain since they show off half of my midriff . So, when searching the malls and online boutiques for clothes that are acceptable for a taller gal like myself, I am often surprised at the brand- names that marketers have chosen.
Long Tall Sally, for example, is a catalog that has recently started showing up at my house. Apparently they got wind that a tall drink of water lived in house number 2315. I think that “Tall Drink of Water” may be a better name selection then the one they chose. First off, aren’t long and tall the same word? And who is this beast of a woman Sally?
Recently, Long Tall Sally had a clothing sale at a downtown hotel. With my enormous mother and sister in tow, we set out for a big bitch shopping spree. When we got there we realized:
- We are actually considered short in the mind of Long Tall Sally (we could have cut the pants in half and made 2 pair).
- An XS in a tall shop is like a M in a normal store.
- Tall women apparently aren’t supposed to be fashionable.
- Walking around Seattle, with “Long Tall Sally” plastered all over our bags was embarrassing.
So, until “Giraffe’s Are Us” opens up down the street, I will continue my quest for long, fashionable pants and shirts that are of adequate proportions to my tall frame. I will keep admiring the Juicy sweatsuits seen at preschool drop off, and zip ups that go all the way down to the other mom’s wrists. I will be the mom in the toddler sweatshirt and capris!