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

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.

Cargo Crops

These Utility Capris from Sonoma will keep you looking stylish. This pair has five pockets and a relaxed fit that hits just below the knee. There are drawstrings you can use to adjust the length slightly. They are available in eight colors in sizes 16W to 24W for about $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.

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.

Tapered Look

With a slim fit and tapered leg, these Travelers Classic Essential Slim Pants at Chico's 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. They're available in black in sizes up to 20 tall for about $70.

Sleek Cotton Stretch

With their flat front and waist that sits below the natural waistline, these J.Jill Cotton-Stretch Ankle 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 five solid colors and two prints, these pants come in sizes up to 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.

Pleat-Front Pants

Pair a style like these Jessica London Tall Linen Blend Pants with Pleat Front 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 five colors in sizes 12T-26T for about $30.

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