Okie Dokie Long Legs can be a blessing and a curse. More often than not they prove to be a GIANT pain in the arse. You’re limited to where you can shop, you need to memorize which shop sell long leg and to what size their long legs are (sadly they are all not the same) So make things a little easier I am going to compile a list of high street shops that sell long-legged Jeans and Trousers and what size their long legs are and links to the site (click on the logo’s). I’m just so nice that way…
Okie Dokie heres another post for us long legged girlies, who just aren’t long enough for 36″ length trousers and too long for most high street shops. Now it’s not like theres a huge variety for us, basically most shops give us jeans or black work trousers and I’m sick of it! I get so jealous of shorter girls who wear chinos and peg leg in a rainbow of colours and 34″ legs are just left out of the loop, too short for the Tall section where the range is bigger and girls with 36″ leg have a variety of online stores tailored just to them! I always then get “I wish I had longer legs” Your joking right?!? There is no benefit to having longer legs! Their a pain to shop for but people think you just like jeans, thats why thats all you wear. I’m stuck wearing boring plain jeans (there always plain, never patterned or distressed) so to get around this dilemma you have to get creative.
Roll up trousers are the perfect solution for us! I have used this little cheat since I was about 15 years old, living in a small city wear my only shopping options were a Dorothy Perkins (its a VERY small city). You simply buy a pair of roll ups and just roll them down. Sometimes this will require a bit of re-hemming but thats pretty simple. If your a beginner to sewing just use some wonder-webb and iron it down. Really simple! I have a couple of chino’s now that I have rolled down, as well as other pairs of trousers. Only problem is roll ups tend to go in and out of fashion pretty quickly so stock up now while you got loads of choice!
The picture opposite is from ASOS if you click the picture it will take you to the trousers. I like using their site because they tell you the height of the model and sometime their leg length so you can figure out how much difference there is between the trousers and ankle.
Good luck fellow Legs Elevens!
As promised I am doing a review on tall Jeans!! Now I am a 34″ leg which perhaps is the most annoying leg size ever. Don’t argue with me it is. This is because it’s long enough to make it into the high street shops but have a very limited range. Standard Jeans in various Styles (flare, skinny etc.) or black trousers. Thats it, you see some chinos or coloured trousers you will never get them in your size because the high street then gives up on you. 34″ legs are also too short to make it into the tall range which is 36″ or over and the online stores for tall girls also start there and exclude 34″ which is annoying because your trousers then become a chore. There boring and annoying to try to shop for.
Anyway in my constant search for trousers for us tall but not super tall girls, I came across Monkee Genes, in a Heat magazine when Fearne Cotton was wearing them. Now I normally would have ignored it but it said “unisex Jeans” which got me thinking maybe they would do longer ones… and they do!! Here is the pair I bought and I LOVE them. they are so comfy, it’s so exciting for me I have never had a pair of trousers that weren’t black or denim!! They say they are 33″ but they fit just fine (only need them to go to your ankle anyway so that chops off an inch) They are brilliant, Monkee Genes also provide a student discount so I got them a bit cheaper. This pair cost £60 but the site has a lot of sales, so you can pick up a bargain and there’s a lot of choice!
If you want to visit the store click here