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Our fit

At Long Tall Sally we have over 30 years experience in making fashionable clothing that fits taller women. With our extensive research, we know how to make sure that each garment fits beautifully on different shapes and sizes.

We don't just add inches onto 'regular' sized garments - each piece is tailored by a dedicated in-house team to ensure that the fit is just right.


Taking your measurements

Bust — Measure the fullest part of your chest with a tape running under your arms and straight across your shoulder blades.

Waist — The easiest way to find your natural waistline is to put your hands either side of your waist and to bend to one side. Your natural waistline is where you bend.

Hips — Your hip position will be about 20cm down from your waist. Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

Dress Length — Measure from the base of the neck downwards to sheck if the product length will suit.

Top Length — Our top lengths are measured from the base of the neck down to the hem.

Inside Leg Length — Our pants and jeans are available in a variety of inside leg lengths appropriate to the style of the product. To get an accurate measurement of your inside leg measure from the top of your inside leg to just below the ankle.

Body Length — Measure from your side neck to inside leg to check your body length and the correct size.


Finding your size

Clothing sizes

UK Size 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
USA & Canada Size 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
European Size 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
Relative
Sizes
XS S M L XL
S M L
TTYA S M L
Bust 81cm
32"
86cm
34"
91cm
35¾"
96cm
37¾"
101cm
39¾"
106cm
41¾"
112cm
44"
118cm
46¼"
124cm
48¾"
Waist 64cm
25¼"
69cm
27¼"
74cm
29"
79cm
31"
84cm
33"
89cm
35"
95cm
37"
101cm
39¾"
107cm
42½"
Hip 90cm
35½"
95cm
37½"
100cm
39½"
105cm
41½"
110cm
43½"
115cm
45½"
120cm
47"
127cm
50"
133cm
52¼"

Shoe sizes

UK Size 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13
USA & Canada Size 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 14 14.5 15
European Size 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47
Relative sizes S M L XL
Foot length 25.4cm 25.8cm 26.2cm 26.6cm 27.1cm 27.5cm 27.9cm 28.3cm 28.8cm 29.2cm 29.6cm 30cm 30.4cm
Joint Circumference 24.6cm 24.9cm 25.2cm 25.5cm 25.8cm 26.1cm 26.4cm 26.7cm 27cm 27.3cm 27.6cm 27.9cm 28.2cm
Instep Circumference 23.8cm 24.1cm 24.4cm 24.7cm 25cm 25.3cm 25.6cm 25.9cm 26.2cm 26.5cm 26.8cm 27.1cm 27.4cm
Calf Circumference 42cm 42.4cm 42.8cm 43.2cm 43.6cm 44cm 44.4cm 44.8cm 45.2cm 45.6cm 46cm 46.4cm 46.8cm
  • All LTS footwear is developed on a size UK 7 woman, with an industry standard foot size and calf circumference.
  • All boots are fitted on a woman with longer legs.
  • The back leg length of all LTS long leg boots is increased.
  • The calf position and shaping on long boots is raised to fit a woman with longer legs.
  • Calf circumference can vary depending on style.
  • Styling details are adjusted as necessary for the longer leg length.

Pants & Jeans

Leg lengths

We offer pants and jeans in leg lengths from 34" to 38".

Leg shapes

Bootcut Skinny Slim Tapered Wide

Boot Cut — Fitted around hips and slim fit through thigh to knee.
Hem wider than knee. Hem circumference 48cm (19")

Skinny — Tight fit around hips and all through leg.
Hem narrower than knee. Hem circumference 31cm (12")

Slim — Tight fitted around hips and slim fit through thigh to knee.
Straight from knee to hem. Hem circumference 37cm (14.5")

Tapered — Fitted around waist with a slightly easier fit around hips and thigh.
Hem narrower than knee. Hem circumference 36cm (14")

Wide — Fitted around the hips and wide through the leg to the hem.
Slightly tapered into the knee. Hem circumference 62cm (24.5")>

Pant rises

Classic

Contemporary

Trend

Jeans rises

On the Waist

Regular Rise

Low rise

When designing our pants and jeans we:

  • Adjust our leg widths so the style of the pant looks correct on a taller woman.
  • Adjust our knee positions to be correct proportion for each length.
  • Ensure the waistband and hems are in proportion with the rest of the garment.

In addition to this, we have relooked at our jean styles and made the following changes in order to improve our fit:

  • Hem width of boot cut jean reduced to be a more flattering slimmer leg shape.
  • Extended and inserted front pocket bags inside garment into front fly. This holds the tummy flatter because the front garment cannot stretch.
  • Re-shaped front pocket openings so that pocket linings do not pull out of the pockets during wear.
  • Increased depth of back yoke and increased width of back pockets in order to make the bottom look smaller and more pert.

Skirts & dresses

We ensure that all of our dresses and skirts are proportioned correctly for the taller woman, see right for our guide.

Our expert fit

In addition to this, during the design process we:

  • Adjust the skirt hem width to compensate for the extra length.
  • Position waist ties and belts lower to ensure they feel right on the body.

Tops & knitwear

We offer a range of sleeve lengths and shapes to suit the season.

Our expert fit

Our Tops and knitwear are perfectly proportioned in the arms and the body for a great tall fit. We also:

  • Lower the bust and empire seam to allow for extra body length above the bust.
  • Lower the waist position.
  • Sleeve lengths are correctly proportioned for longer arms and shoulder widths are assessed to ensure they are correct for the style.