Calling all TALL GIRLS–where do you find your maxi dresses?!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@mdcmod: I own only one maxi dress, and here’s the weird part…it is SO LONG that I can’t wear it without VERY substantial heels otherwise it drags on the ground and I trip over it. And I am 5’8!! I have a pair of 5″ wedges and they make it just barely wearable. I have no idea who the darn dress was designed for!

I actually bought it at Arden B last summer. So if you have one near you maybe give it a look!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Here’s me wearing it…my FI is 6’4 so you can figure that I’m pretty tall!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Old navy has an entire online selection of clothing for tall women- including maxi dresses. Last summer I bought a black maxi dress and it was actually long enough! I’m 5’10”. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

@mdcmod:  The INC department of Macy’s.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Yeah, I have to make my own.. I’m close to six feet and if it’s long enough, it’s too big. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m 5’8 so not really tall but I have gotten maxi’s from the brand TART and they are so long I have had to get several inches hemmed off the bottom.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

I’m 5’11 and the only place I can find long enough maxi dresses is Old Navy. The selection isn’t the best but they’re cheap and basic and cute.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Any other thoughts on where to find these? Just ordered a tall one from Old Navy and I love the fit but it was just way too short. I’m just under 6’0 so I wouldn’t expect it to be quite this hard. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m 6’1.  I buy most of my dresses at Long Tall Sally (the body just fits better).  But occasionally I get a good fit at Banana Republic and Ann Taylor, it really depends on the cut.  Maxi dresses I absolutely have to buy at Long Tall Sally. I have one from Ann Taylor that sits just above my feet, I wear it with flat sandals, I just wish it was about 2 inches longer. 

I wear petite maxi dresses as 3/4 length dresses.  

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