Women's Plus Size Tall Pants Options

Naima T. Fleming
Tall plus size model

Tall pants in plus sizes are readily available today in a variety of styles that are made to fit and flatter the figures of women of above average height. There are many styles of pants made for tall plus size women, such as capris, dress pants, casual pants and jeans. Find the perfect look and style for any activity with these shopping ideas.


Capris, or mid-calf pants, are a popular option for the spring and summer months. They give you more coverage than shorts but still help to keep you cool. You can find capris in a wide range of styles from casual to business. For the most flattering fit, choose capris with fitted legs. Very loose fit capris can look frumpy. Additionally, look for capris that end below the widest part of your calf muscle to flatter your legs.

Fitted Capris

These slim fit white Allegro capris from Long Tall Sally are your wear-anywhere, go-to item for the summer months. They match virtually any top you can think of and the slim fit is flattering for plus size women. Note that these are a mid-rise capri, so would best fit women who carry their weight evenly. They are available in sizes 6-18 tall, in black, gray and white for around $60.

Slim Crops

Wear these Pure Jill Slim Crops cotton/spandex pants around the house, while running errands, or even while you're gardening. They are made of soft, comfortable fabric, and have darts in the back to help compliment your curves. You may want to order a few colors and sizes and return the ones that don't work, as customers state that the different colors seem to have different material quality. Available in black, and white up to size 18/20T for about $40.

Cargo Crops

These casual weekend capris from Sonoma will keep you looking stylish. This pair has cargo pockets and a relaxed fit that hits just below the knee. The cargo pant style can be rolled up or worn straight, depending on the level of attitude you want to give your outfit. Available in black to size 18 for around $30.

Casual Pants

Casual pants are what you wear when you go to brunch on the weekend or spend time with friends. They're usually more comfortable than work pants but they're more formal than loungewear. For tall plus size women, you want to be sure that the casual pants you wear are made of a flattering, curve-skimming fabric rather than one that is thin and clingy.

Classic Linen Look

These Jessica London Tall Classic Linen Blend Pants are perfect for a weekend outing or for a casual day at the office. They are made of lightweight linen and have a roomy cut to help keep you comfortable. The elastic back waistband is ideal for plus size women to help prevent the pants from falling or sagging. Available in two shades of navy, white, black, and khaki in sizes 12T-26T for around $50.

Trendy Double Weave

For a trendy take on your weekend wear, consider these colorful trendy double weave pants by Kady to add a bold zestful appeal to your outfit. Available in a range of colors, including the marigold that is flattering for plus size women, the flat front waist creates a smooth finish.

The straight fit and seasonless fabric ensures that you'll be comfortable as long as you have them on, although the leg shape might look best on the woman who carries her weight evenly or in her midsection rather than in her hips and thighs. These pants come in sizes 12-28 for around $70.

Flattering Bootleg Style

There's nothing that says casual quite like a subtle bootleg pant. These tall straight Talbots Freeport Pant Double-Weave pants come in white, black, tan and navy. They're made from cotton and rayon material to wear throughout the warmer seasons. The bootleg pant shape will balance the shape of a curvaceous woman. They're available up to size 12L-20L for about $90.

Classic Leggings

Get style and comfort when you choose Classic Jersey Leggings from Long Tall Sally. Available in versatile neutrals like black, grey marl, chocolate navy, these leggings are the perfect complement to a pretty tunic, loose sweater, or long tee. They're made from medium-weight material to keep them from being see-through and to help them keep their shape throughout the day. These leggings have a higher rise to give the curvy customer additional support, although it may not be as comfortable for the woman who carries her weight in her stomach. They are available up to size 18/20T for about $30, but customers state that they run large and that you should order a size down.

Business Casual Pants

While business casual pants aren't quite as formal as typical business wear, they still give off a professional impression. These pants tend to be tan or colored khakis or printed pants. Tall plus size women should look for more fitted business casual pants as a wider leg can actually make you look bulkier.

Belted Trousers

On those casual summer days at the office, give these Lane Bryant Lena Striped Belted Trousers a try. The polyester, rayon and spandex blend won't overheat you and the black and white print will keep you fashionable. Additionally, the vertical stripes are slimming and flattering. These would be best suited for women with curvy hips and thighs as the cut has ample shape in those areas. Available in sizes 14T-26T for around $70.

Tapered Look

With a slim fit and tapered leg, these Watercolor Sateen 7/8 Pants are flattering for women with ultra-long legs. The narrower style of the pant will make your legs appear more streamlined, and the flat front will make your stomach look slimmer as well. This pant would be best suited for women with a straight shape in their hips as the cut may be too constricting for someone with lots of curves. Available in a multi-toned, watercolor floral print pattern in sizes 6-18 tall for about $65.

Sleek Cotton Stretch

With their flat front and waist that sits below the natural waistline, these J.Jill Cotton Stretch Pants are ideal for the plus size woman who carries her weight in her midsection and upper body. The cotton fabric is so soft that you'll forget you're in work pants, and the ankle length pairs perfectly with a cute pair of kitten heels. Available in checked and floral print, and black, khaki, white and deep blue in sizes 12T-18T for about $90.

Dressy Pants

Dressy pants may come as part of a suit or they may be sold as separates. You can pair them with suit jackets, blouses, or sweaters depending on whether you want to be more or less formal. These pants often come in neutral, easy-to-match tones and are acceptable to wear anywhere from a family get-together to a meeting with your boss. Make sure you pick a pair with soft, comfortable fabric that moves with your curves instead of constricting them.

Flat Fronts

These Chadwick's Suit Separates Flat Front Pants have a fly front contour waist, with a classic rise that sits at the waist. Ideal for a buttoned-up look at the office, the pinstripes add a hint of conservative vibe with style. Available in dark navy stripe, chino stripe and chocolate herringbone in sizes 14T to 18T for around $40.

Cute Stretch Style

Ideal for wearing with a blouse or sweater, these Woman Within Tall Pants in Comfortable Stretch Fabric slacks have a roomy leg that's great for curvy women. The pleats in the front provide extra room in the lower stomach, and this design has a hidden stretch panel to flatter your figure. Note that the elastic in the waist may not fit as well if you carry your weight in your midsection. Available in sizes 14T-34T in navy and black for about $35.

Pleat-Front Pants

For the colder months, pair a style like these Jessica London Tall Wool Pants with Pleat Front pants with a cardigan set or blazer. The straight lines of the pants won't add unnecessary bulk to your silhouette but will give you enough room to move comfortably. The contoured waist will ensure that the pants stay put where they belong without sagging. Get them in burgundy in sizes 12T-24T for about $40.

Comfort and Fit

If you are a curvy woman who is taller than average height, these options provide you with the comfort of a pair of pants that is made to fit your longer legs and lower body correctly. Whether you wear dressy linen trousers or cropped cargo pants, having the proper fit will flatter your figure and keep you comfortable throughout the day or evening.

Women's Plus Size Tall Pants Options