Taking clothes shopping to new heights

Kristin's three looks

Here are the three looks modeled by Chicago Tribune writer Kristin Samuelson, who stands at 6 feet 3 inches, from Long Tall Sally, a pop-up store in the Lakeshore Ballroom of The Westin hotel in Itasca. Left: Cami, $22; cardigan, $55; skirt*, $69. Center: Lace insert jersey top, $55; drapey twill blazer, $79; Silver jeans*, $99. Right: Dress*, $109; necklace, $22.

(*Kirstin bought this item) (Chicago Tribune photos by Keri Wiginton)

One style of pants looked preposterous, pulling in what Kristin referred to as the "crotchal" area. "Just because it's long enough doesn't mean it looks right," she observed.

When Samantha suggested that Kristin try on "my favorite piece of the season," a beige blazer with roll-up cuffs, Kristin replied, "I don't really wear blazers. I'm not very trendy."

"Maybe you feel you're not trendy because you haven't been able to find trendy clothes," offered Brooke Rinehart, a spokeswoman for the company who also was on hand as Kristin tried on 34 pieces.

As the photo on this page illustrates, she loved the way she looked in the blazer.

In fact, if she could have afforded it, she would have gone home with about half of the clothes she tried on. After a painful elimination process, Kristin spent $277 on three pieces: jeans, a skirt and a dress.

But she's thinking of going online to order that blazer.

Now it's your turn. Send your column suggestions to shopellen@tribune.com

Tall fashion resources

Some Gap and Banana Republic stores stock longer pants. Tall clothes are available online: bananarepublic.com and gap.com.

Long Tall Sally has many Canada stores and one U.S. retail store, at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.

Also, thetallstreetjournal.com and tallwomen.org/clothes/usa.

Used tall women clothing is sold here: noheelsrequired.com.

For more wardrobe help, visit tallclothingmall.blogspot.com.

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