Most fashion designers are average height, and as a result, they don't understand the plight of the tall woman. They may be used to making designs that will hang on a model's lean frame, but when it comes to purposely making clothing that will fit the average-sized tall woman, there's a gap between form and function. As a result, tall women should look first to shop with designers who are also tall. This doesn't necessarily mean that all of their clothing is cut to fit a tall woman, but because they understand what it's like to struggle to find clothes, they're more likely to have options for a variety of body types.
Elizabeth Hurley has a line of beach wear that includes swimsuits, tunics, shorts, sarongs and other beach accessories. Many of her options are on-trend for tall women, particularly her deep v-neck one-piece suits and bikinis in Caribbean colors like teal and faded blue. If you're looking for summer seasonal clothing, definitely take a moment to investigate Elizabeth Hurley's beach line.
Gorgeous and tall Elle Macpherson has her own line of lingerie called Elle Macpherson Intimates. While the panties, bras and other lingerie items certainly aren't cheap, they're made with high quality design from beautiful fabrics. If you're struggling to find lingerie that makes you feel like a supermodel, consider investing in several of these pieces.
Gisele Bundchen, 2011's highest paid supermodel, got there in part due to her line of Ipanema sandals. Having been born and raised in Brazil, Gisele Bundchen understands the need to have stylish and comfortable flip flops and sandals at the ready. She offers options for men, women and children, with most of the prices below $50.00.
Gretchen Jones hasn't been slacking off since she won Season 8 of Project Runway. In fact, she recently launched a website to promote her clothing and jewelry line. If you enjoy '70s Americana clothing with a touch of western romanticism, you should definitely consider purchasing or mimicking her style. Even if you don't favor Gretchen Jones' clothing, definitely give her jewelry line a look. Bold, beautiful pieces made from natural materials like brass and wood are the cornerstone of this new venture.
5. Heidi Klum
Supermodel Heidi Klum teamed up with New Balance to come up with a line of sportswear for moms. Her pieces are simple, fashionable and multipurpose - perfect for the mom who has to rush around town to pick up her kids after work, tote them to events and still have time to cook dinner and squeeze in a workout. The HKNB is available exclusively online through Amazon.com and includes tops, pants, dresses and skirts.
Kimora Lee Simmons recently "broke up" with her initial fashion venture, Baby Phat, but that doesn't mean she's out of the fashion game. This tall lady is a veritable fashion mogul with seven separate fashion, beauty and jewelry lines to her name. One of these new lines, Kouture by Kimora, is a juniors fashion line available at Macy's designed to bring stylish, urban clothing to the masses.
7. L'Wren Scott
L'Wren Scott is the tallest fashion designer on this list, standing at an impressive 6'4". Growing up she had to learn to tailor her own clothes, and as a result, she parlayed her skill into high-end styling and design. If you can afford her clothing, it's definitely worth the investment. Each of her clothing lines were inspired by aspects of nature during her international travels, and each piece is beautifully made.
8. Rachel Roy
While it's unclear exactly how tall Rachel Roy is, the best guess puts her between 5'8" and 5'11", making her a statuesque woman, even if she isn't the tallest lady on the list. Rachel Roy's designs are perfect for the confident woman who needs classic and bold clothing to emphasize her sense of self. Her fashions have been worn by numerous tall women including Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tyra Banks.
9. Whitney Port
Whitney Port is probably known better for her stints on MTV shows The City and The Hills than for her design skills, but her clothing line Whitney Eve is the real deal. If you're a very lean lady who enjoys girlie, glitzy clothing, consider picking up a skirt or dress from Whitney Eve.