"Tired of too short pants and shrunken sleeves? Look no further, because our Tall collections are perfectly proportioned for those who are 5'9"/1.75m and over."
That's a portion of an ASOS page description that recently caught my eye and to which I replied, YES!
I'm 5 feet 11 inches with an inseam of between 36 and 37 inches; this makes it extremely difficult to find pants that fit similar to how they are seen on the mannequins or models wearing them. It also means that a modest mini skirt will fit like a belt (barely covering my butt) and midi skirts can sometimes sit above the top of my knees. Forget about floor length maxis because those are almost always brushing the tops of my ankles. Long sleeve t-shirts and sweaters, as well as blazers and jackets are often at least an inch above where they should be. I very rarely meet a button down I don't have to cuff and have taken to going up a size to try to accommodate my longer limbs. In short, the struggle is real.
Petites and plus sizes have long since been catered to by the trendy clothing site, so I am happy to see that women 5 feet 9 inches tall and taller, have finally gotten on the ASOS radar.
The current options are limited but they definitely beat no options at all.