Long-sleeved shirts for long-armed ladies
October 24, 2015 12:18 PM   Subscribe

Winter is coming! I am looking for pretty, business-casual-ish, long-sleeved shirts to wear under cardigans. Where do I buy these, especially as a 6-foot-tall woman?

I'm basically looking for pretty knit shirts with moderate embellishment/pleats around the neckline. I've looked online at Eddie Bauer/Banana Republic/Gap/Loft size talls, and all their shirts are so plain - I'm looking for something fancier than slub knit or henleys. I already own some Lands End shirts but am not a fan of old lady flower/plaid designs. I love Boden dresses, but they don't sell size tall shirts.

Am I missing a store that sells these? I'm willing to buy the perfect shirt in multiple colors, if only I could find it. In the past I've settled for 3/4 length sleeves, but this year I want warm forearms.

Or do I just buy the plain shirts and wear fancy scarves?
posted by Maarika to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm the same height, and I've had good luck with Long Tall Sally.
posted by skybluepink at 12:54 PM on October 24, 2015 [2 favorites]

Would you like something like this? or this?

It doesn't look like either of these are sized Tall, just trying to get a sense of your style.
posted by bunderful at 12:54 PM on October 24, 2015

As an example, this one of my favorite shirts. If I could buy them in multiple colors, I would be all set.
posted by Maarika at 1:03 PM on October 24, 2015

I don't currently see anything at Boden but that's my go-to for t-shirt/knit tops that are a slight bit different. They do have longs and I also need those for sleeve length. I like them because they have fun patterns.
posted by immlass at 2:00 PM on October 24, 2015

JCrew has tall sizing online! And there's usually a sale online, so def worth looking into.
posted by larthegreat at 2:25 PM on October 24, 2015

J.Jill has tall sized tops. This or this might work.
posted by Requiax at 6:50 PM on October 24, 2015

The Limited recently released a line for tall women (hooray!), so you may be able to find something there too. Ann Taylor also has a line for tall ladies, if you haven't tried there yet.

Although I'm not sure if they have much in the way of knits, I'll also second J. Crew. I've had a lot of luck with tall sizes in their dressier, work-appropriate stuff-- silk blouses, etc.

Good luck!
posted by schooley at 8:09 PM on October 24, 2015

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