Tallgirls was originally launched in 1998 by Joanne McHarg at the age of 25 under the name ‘Nine to Elleven Footwear’. At 6ft3 with a size UK 10 shoe Joanne had become increasingly frustrated at the lack of choice in footwear for girls with a UK shoe size 9, 10 or 11 (euro 43,44, 45). Joanne thought there must be other tall girls in the UK who struggled not only to find shoes that fit, but also to find footwear that was fashionable.
In 1998 she launched her first mail order brochure with just a handful of shoes in sizes 9-11. The response was overwhelming and after two years trading the range had grown and customers kept requesting clothing for tall girls. In 2001 Joanne launched the first Tallgirls clothing range designed specifically for fashion conscious tall women from 5ft10” to 6ft3”.
The most rewarding moments have been when shy tall teenagers walk in to the showroom with little hope of walking out with anything that fits; and by the end of their appointment they leave with smiles on their faces and armfuls of bags. Or the excitable chatter coming from the changing rooms at our Pop Up Shops when our lovely tall customers compare styles and try on each others garments!
Over the years our range has grown to include denim in tall sizes, maternity wear for tall women, swimwear and sportswear for tall girls, nightwear in longer lengths, extra tall leggings, and party tops for tall girls; plus bridal footwear in large sizes, sport shoes for large feet, flat shoes in big sizes, slippers in sizes 9,10,11 and 12.
If you are still looking for a style we don’t stock – send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org, we are always trying to source new suppliers and styles for our tall range. And If you want to chat to other tall girls who know what it’s like to be tall join the Tallgirls face book page.
Happy shopping Leggy Lovelies!
The Tall Team x