Tall Women-owned Small Businesses

Search By Inseam is a tall woman-owned small business. Photo credit Bellevue, WA Photographer Ling Ling Zheng

Corrinne Henderson runs Search By Inseam, a tall woman-owned small business specializing in hard to find inseams. Photo by Bellevue, WA Photographer Ling Ling Zheng

Search By Inseam is a tall woman-owned small business, and I try to support other women in business as much as possible. Here is a list of women entrepreneurs we love to work with – and either have direct experience with and/or have a reciprocal relationship with. I highly recommend all of these!

Search By Inseam is a tall woman-owned small business that specializes in hard to find inseam lengths
Search By Inseam is a tall woman-owned small business that specializes in jeans and pants in hard to find inseam lengths

 

First up is The Elevated Closet. This tall woman-owned small business is run by Jordan Smith, who is a 6’4″ former WNBA player and women’s college basketball coach. She really knows how to make clothing for tall women! You’ll be impressed with women’s jeans in extra long inseam lengths like 35″, 36″, 37″ and 38″ in sizes up to 20-22. There is such a need for tall women’s plus size clothing and Jordan is doing a great job in this space! You’ll also find tall maternity jeans in 37″ inseam lengths as well as tall tops, swimsuits, dresses and shoes, as well as some tall kids’ clothing. Use this affiliate link for The Elevated Closet and code SEARCHBYINSEAM for 10% off your first order. You’ll also find The Elevated Closet’s jeans and pants available on Search By Inseam.

The Elevated Closet is a tall women-owned small business
The Elevated Closet is a tall women-owned small business that sells empowering style for tall women

 

Second on the list is TJL Collection, where fashion, fit and length meet. This is a Black tall woman-owned small business run by Tiffany Jones-Lewis. Tiffany designs beautiful and colorful tall women’s pants and jumpsuits in inseams that go up to 38.5″! If you are a tall woman, you know how hard it is to find a jumpsuit that is long enough in both the legs and the torso! TJL Collection also has tall bodysuits, dresses, and great slogan t-shirts. You’ll find tall women’s plus size clothing up to a size 3XL. The pants and jumpsuits are available on Search By Inseam as well. And if you’re in the Dallas, TX area, check out the periodic Tall Girls Meet Up events sponsored by TJL Collection, where you can make lasting connections with fun, food and fashion. I’d be in if I lived closer! 😉

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Thirdly, Sassy n Tall is a tall woman-owned small business started by Canadian Corina Taylor that specializes in tall women’s t-shirts made of sustainable eco-friendly bamboo and cotton. These shirts are designed for long tall women, but lots of women who aren’t tall and are just looking for a long shirt to cover their rear ends are also fans of these. They are soft and luxurious and I own three of them in different styles and colors. 🙂 You can check out my full review here. Corina has designed and manufactured them in Canada and ships worldwide. When I ordered mine, she put them in the mail on the same day!

Sassy n Tall carries tall women's sustainable cotton bamboo t-shirts
Sassy n Tall carries tall women’s sustainable cotton bamboo t-shirts

 

The fourth woman entrepreneur I love working with is Bellevue, WA Photographer Ling Ling Zheng. Ling Ling is a very talented photographer and has done beautiful work for me personally and professionally. You can check out some of her photos in this Tall and Sustainable Clothing blog post.  If you live in the Bellevue/Seattle/Eastside area and are looking for business, family, maternity, or newborn photos, check her out! She is super organized and also laid back, which is a great combo in a professional photographer.

Bellevue, WA photographer Ling Ling Zheng has done beautiful work for me personally and professionally
Bellevue, WA photographer Ling Ling Zheng has done beautiful work for me personally and professionally

 

Fifth on the list is Gi Wear, a Black woman-owned small business specializing in tall girl approved athleisure wear.  Gi Wear was founded by 5’10” Sheree Hudson. Sheree had a hard time finding activewear leggings that were long enough for her legs, so she decided to create her own! Gi Wear carries 36″ inseam leggings, athletic skirts, crop tees, gym bag and more. Leggings and skirts come in sizes small to 2XL.

Gi Wear specializes in tall girl approved athleisure wear
Gi Wear specializes in tall girl approved athleisure wear

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of tall woman-owned small businesses! We are always looking to add more to our list, so please comment below if you have any to recommend!

 

 

Before and After Jeans Makeover

I love a good before and after makeover, don’t you? It’s so fun to see the comparison pictures and see how much better the after photo looks – at least most of the time. 😉  Well here is a before and after jeans makeover that I’m excited to share with you!

Dale contacted me recently and said, “Even though 30 inch inseam is not an unusual size, it is hard to find none the less. Lately I have had to buy long ones and feel like a 1950s kid with cuffs.” He included this picture of his jeans that were too long and had to be cuffed:

Dale's jeans are so long, he had to cuff them.
Dale’s jeans were so long, he had to cuff them.

He went on to say, “Looked at your business web site. Easy to navigate… Went to men’s pants and could not find 30 inch inseam carpenter pants.” I always love to help people find exactly what they are looking for. It’s the reason I started Search By Inseam! 🙂 So I searched online and found these Levi’s Gold Label Carpenter Jeans for him that I thought would be perfect. I sent him the link and I got this “after” photo a few days later with the words “Satisfied customer.” That was music to my ears!

Dale with the perfect fit for his before and after jeans makeover!
Dale with the perfect fit for his before and after jeans makeover!

Are you looking for a pair of jeans or pants that are hard to find? Let me know! I’m happy to provide extra personal service and I’d love to help you find the perfect fit.  Everyone deserves to look and feel good in clothes that fit them well. Would you like a before and after jeans makeover?

Shop Search By Inseam for the exact inseam length you need. And check out this related blog post on Best Stores for Men’s Shorter Inseam Lengths.

Our New Website is Live!

After months of hard work and lots of late nights, our new website is live! Hooray! The last major update to the site was all the way back in 2014, so it was time! 🙂

Since over half of our customers are shopping on their phones now, I talked to the graphic designer I worked with on the last update and told him I wanted the new site to be way more mobile-friendly. He suggested I look at Shopify because it can automatically resize the website to any phone, tablet, or laptop. And anytime a new size of phone comes out, it will incorporate that as well. So Search By Inseam is now running on Shopify and so far, so good. This blog is still on a WordPress platform, in case that is interesting to anyone. 😉

Search By Inseam's new header image
Search By Inseam‘s new header image

The new header image is a compilation of models from our different sellers. I looked for happy, smiling models that were more representative of our customer base. It was really hard to find any models who were smiling! Why do most models look so serious?? This is the first time we’ve had a male model on the homepage, too, so that’s fun. Search By Inseam is the best place for women and men to find jeans and pants in their exact inseam length, and I wanted the main photo to convey that. It was a fun treasure hunt for me to search for models of different genders and backgrounds wearing a mix of jeans and pants.

Also new and super cool in this build of Search By Inseam is the addition of women-owned small businesses in our product offering. In the past, we’ve only had jeans and pants from major brands, so this is really exciting! One of our new sellers is both woman-owned and Black-owned, which is doubly special. TJL Collection is “where fashion, fit and length meet.” Run by Tiffany Jones-Lewis, who stands 6’1″ tall, you’ll find extra long inseam lengths of 37″ and 38″. Her creations are colorful, fresh, and fun, and even include tall jumpsuits! How hard are those to find anywhere else?

Another woman-own small business we’re now featuring is The Elevated Closet. Owned and operated by Jordan Smith, a 6’4″ former WNBA player, the mission of The Elevated Closet is “to empower all women to follow their dreams with confidence and style!” For 10% off your first order, use the link above (or any Elevated Closet product link on Search By Inseam) and use the code SEARCHBYINSEAM at checkout.

These great changes make me super excited about our new website! Our goal remains the same: to help women and men of all sizes quickly and easily find jeans and pants that fit well. We’ve already helped thousands of customers find tall, petite, short, average, maternity, and plus-size bottoms, and our new website will enable us to help even more people. Please check out our new digs and comment below with your feedback!