For tall girls, buying trousers is an eternal struggle. Add a burgeoning baby bump to the equation and you can kiss the high street goodbye!
But, with a little bit of online trawling, there are some good options out there. I’ve saved you the trouble of finding them and put together a list of the places I’ve found which stock tall maternity clothes. If I have experience of the items mentioned, I’ve also included my thoughts.
There are 7 pairs of maternity trousers and jeans available in Fun Mum’s tall section. The leg length is consistent at 34 inches across the range, which is not quite long enough for me when it comes to straight leg or bootcut styles. But, skinny jeans don’t need to touch the floor so I figured they’d be worth a shot.
On the afternoon of my first scan at 13 weeks pregnant exactly, I purchased these Skinny Maternity Jeans.
For the £32.20 I paid these jeans seem to be good value. I’d have happily purchased them at their full price of £46.00 too.
I followed the sizing advice, choosing my pre-pregnancy jeans size and I couldn’t be happier. They are a gorgeous vintage-y blue, plenty long enough, and oh so comfy. I’m wearing them with the over bump band rolled down at the moment and just enjoying the comfort of not having a button digging in to my waist every time I sit down. I can see myself wearing these throughout my pregnancy and beyond.
Update October 2018 – I am recently pregnant again (full details coming soon on the blog) and decided to order another pair of jeans from Fun Mum having been so pleased with the last pair. Unfortunately they have a strange waist band, which bunches up and doesn’t fit. I have been emailing Fun Mum for two weeks and have left a voicemail asking to discuss this issue, but to date have not received a proper response. I have asked for another pair of jeans to be sent out if I can be assured that they do not have the same problem, so I will update here once the issue is resolved.
This site is not specifically tailored to tall women, but I was on a search for some leggings that I can wear throughout my pregnancy and not have to worry about accidentally flashing my pants – a problem that too many legging wearers do not pay enough attention to in my view.
I found these Black Seamless Over-Bump Maternity Leggings, which from the reviews promised to be thick enough and stretchy enough to preserve my modesty.
At £15.00 the price is reasonable. I’m thinking about buying another pair!
Again I followed the size guide and ordered my pre pregnancy size. When they arrived the packaging suggested that, for my height, I should have ordered the large size although this wasn’t mentioned on the website. However, leggings are another one of those wardrobe staples that don’t need to touch the floor and I think that the larger size would have been baggy. For comfort they are amazing, although feel a little loose around the crotch, which is better than camel toe! So far, I am assured that you can’t see my pants through them either – will keep you posted on that one.
My research also led me to this site, which offers a limited selection of tall maternity clothes, all in a very realistic leg length, which is a breath of fresh air. Catering for work, leisure and of course selling a few pairs of jeans, this looks like a good place from which to build a capsule maternity wardrobe.
I have my eye on these yoga pants, which look great for chilling at home.
Full price at £40.00 seems a little steep but the reduced price of £29.00 is much more appealing. Either way though, us tall girls have to be realistic, we don’t have many options so when we find something suitable that fits, it’s worth spending a little more.
With a wide variety of skinny styles in 34 inch leg, there’s a good chance that some of these will fit.
Leaning towards the more expensive side.
Once the only place you could buy clothes as a tall girl so I would have expected a larger selection of maternity trousers. At the moment they only seem to be offering 3 pairs and, as is typical for LTS, they are a little on the expensive side.
When it comes to maternity trousers the options seem to be similar to what is usually available. If you’re a tall girl who loves to wear trousers but is less a fan of jeans (and skinny jeans in particular) I feel for you.
Since I will be at my largest in the summer months, I guess I will be just as happy with a range of skirts and dresses, and length is much less of an issue when it comes to cropped trousers.
I’ve recently been communicating with a lady who is planning to set up her own business to make life easier for tall, pregnant women struggling to find maternity clothes. She’s conducting market research at the moment but I’m sure that if you are a tall mum like me, you will also find the prospect of a new place to buy maternity clothes very exciting.
If you have the time you might wish to support her by completing her survey about your experience of shopping for maternity clothes. It will only take a moment.
If you’ve unearthed any tall girl maternity trouser secrets that I haven’t mentioned, please do let me know in the comments – and help to make a tall girl’s life a little bit easier!