Going jean shopping as a woman is a notorious struggle. It’s so difficult that there’s been an entire book and movie series about a magical pair of jeans that fits four friends with very different body types. As a tall woman, jean shopping gets even harder.
Many big box and mall retailers don’t stock inseams over 34”, and anything taller can be difficult to find. If you’re looking for women’s tall skinny jeans or something similar, you’ll either have to go to a specialty retailer or shop online. Many women resort to expensive tailoring to get the right fit.
Fortunately, the team at American Tall has heard your frustration, and we’re here to help. After taking the time to perfect tall clothing for guys, we’ve expanded our expertise into creating tall women’s clothing in 2023 that blends fashion, function and that oh-so-perfect fit. Today, we’ll talk about how to find the best tall jean inseam length for women 5’9”+, and how you can pick the best women’s tall jeans to flatter your frame. We offer the most flattering and comfortable women's jeans that boast a truly tall inseam for 5’9” women or taller, and even women above 6'5"!5"!
FIRST THING'S FIRST - WHAT IS AN INSEAM?
The inseam indicates the length of the leg starting from the bottom of the zipper at the crotch down to the leg opening. When you’re shopping for the perfect-fitting pair of pants, including jeans, knowing the inseam length is key. Why? Because this is the number that you will use to accurately gauge the right length of the jeans relative to your height. Remember: the style of jeans will also affect the inseam length since, for example, cropped jeans are meant to fit shorter at the leg than a bootcut.
SIZING CHART: THE RIGHT INSEAM FOR WOMEN 5'9"+
|Your Height (ft. in.)||Recommended Length||Equivalent Inseam
Jeans & Chinos
|5'9" to 6'1"||Tall||Up to 36"|
|6'2" to 6'6"||Extra tall||36" and longer|
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF JEANS FIT?
The first question that many women have when shopping is “how do you know if jeans fit?” There are a few key indicators to watch out for that go beyond just the inseam length according to a woman’s height. If a pair of jeans fits you correctly, it will feel comfortable around the waist, with no pinching or looseness. It should also hang correctly at your crotch, so watch out for bunching or bagginess that indicates that there’s either excess fabric, or not enough.
If the jeans fit well in the waist and hips, check out your ankles. Some styles (like flared or wide-legged jeans) are designed to have excess fabric at the ankle, but your jeans shouldn’t bunch or reveal too much skin above your ankle bone unless they’re marketed as “cropped.”
WHAT'S THE BEST JEAN INSEAM FOR WOMEN 5'9" & TALLER?
Typically, most traditional retailers stock jeans up to a 34” inseam. That leaves most women over 5’7” searching for other options. Tall women’s jeans typically begin at a 34” inseam, and go up to 38”, meaning for women 5’9” and taller, the ideal inseam starts at 34-35”. At American Tall, we design our jeans specifically for women between 5’9” and 6’6” and offer inseam lengths starting at 35” up to 37”.
HOW DO I FIND MY PERFECT TALL JEANS SIZE?
Unlike most other pairs of pants, shopping for jeans requires you to know not only your waist size, but also your inseam. To find the perfect pair of tall jeans, make sure you’re looking at the waist size (which typically ranges from 25-36”), as well as the inseam length.
While finding a brand of jeans with a length that works for you is important, make sure you don’t forget the other aspects of fit while shopping for tall jeans. The best pair of jeans can make us feel invincible, and you should never settle for less than a perfect fit!
Learn more about how to find the best tall jeans available today.
BEST WOMEN'S TALL JEANS
There are tons of options out there for jeans that suit any occasion. A great pair of women’s tall skinny jeans in a dark wash can go from day to night with ease, while a looser, acid-washed pair is a great weekend staple. Here are some of our favorites.
Tapered jeans are the go-to option for tall women seeking a comfortable yet fashionable look. American Tall's collection of tapered jeans is tailored explicitly to enhance the silhouette of women over 5’9”, gradually narrowing towards the ankle for a sleek, modern profile. The superior fit not only complements the longer leg but also offers room to move, creating the perfect blend of style and practicality. These jeans promise a modern and relaxed appearance, making them a versatile choice for various occasions and fashion ensembles.
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For tall women over 5'9", finding the right pair of jeans can be a challenge, but American Tall's collection of skinny jeans has elegantly solved that problem. Crafted with precision, these jeans are designed to accentuate the slender frame of tall women, providing a flattering and comfortable fit. The stretch fabric ensures easy movement, while the tailored cut enhances the natural grace of tall stature. Whether paired with heels or sneakers, these skinny jeans are a must-have in the wardrobe of tall women looking for both style and comfort.
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Women's bootcut jeans have a looser profile than skinny jeans but still fit closely through the waist and hips. Although the slim lower leg of a skinny jean can elongate your legs, bootcut and relaxed leg styles have a well-deserved place in every woman’s wardrobe. Bootcut jean styles pair well with any weekend outfit, but can also be dressed up with a blouse or silk camisole.
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American Tall's collection of slim-fit jeans offers a perfect balance between style and comfort for women between 5’9” and 6’6”. These jeans gracefully hug the body without being overly tight, enhancing the natural elegance of a tall frame. The thoughtfully tailored proportions ensure a perfect fit, while the superior quality fabric allows for flexibility and ease of movement. From casual outings to dressier events, these slim-fit jeans can be paired with a variety of tops and accessories, allowing tall women just like you to express their personal style with confidence.
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Once you’ve picked out your perfect pair of jeans, discover how to style your jeans to take your look to the next level!
Shop the Best Women’s Tall Jeans at American Tall
Looking for stylish jeans that can fit any tall lady? Come check out our women’s line at American Tall. Our jeans come in a variety of styles, fits and washes with 35” and 37” inseam options! We believe that with our precise fit and wide range of options, we’ve taken the struggle and stress out of jean shopping.
INSEAM LENGTH BY WOMEN’S HEIGHT – FAST FAQS
Q: What inseam should a 5'9” woman wear?
A: A 5'9" woman typically wears an inseam of around 34 inches, depending on the fit and style preference.
Q: What is the average inseam for a 5’10” woman?
A: The average inseam for a 5'10" woman is generally around 34 or 35 inches.
Q: What is a good inseam for 5’11”?
A: A good inseam for someone who is 5'11" would be around 35 or 36 inches, though this can vary based on individual body size and preferences.
Q: What is a good inseam for 6’-6’2”?
A: A good inseam for someone who is 6’-6’2” would typically be around 36 inches.
Q: What is a good inseam for 6’3”-6’5”?
A: For someone who is 6’3”-6’5”, a good inseam length would generally be around 36 or 37 inches.
Q: What is a good inseam for 6’6”?
A: A good inseam for someone who is 6’6” might be 37 to 38 inches or longer.
Q: What is the difference between a 32 and 34” inseam?
A: The difference between a 32 and 34-inch inseam is 2 inches in length. A 34-inch inseam would be 2 inches longer, providing additional coverage for taller individuals around 5’9” or those preferring a longer leg fit.