Black Tie Looks for Tall Women

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Black Tie Looks for Tall Women


Black Tie Looks for Tall Women


Black tie and gala season may be coming to an end, but don’t put your wallets away just yet. The off-season is when prices are their lowest. And for tall above-average women, this is the best time to shop for your next evening gown without paying a fortune for it.

End-of-season sales can be a tall shopper's dream. End-of-season sales occur when retailers offer discounts on past season’s items, to make room for the new season's items. Simply put, buy winter clothes in January and buy your summer bathing suits in the fall.

According to U.S. News, shoppers can expect to save up to 50% off winter season apparel this year. What does this have to do with evening gowns? Well, remember all those beautiful gowns you saw in November or December that were way too expensive? We’ll January is the prime time to buy them.

Every little girl dreams of the day they’ll be able to slip on a full-length gown to head to the ball. And when you’re #tall…shopping for an evening gown…well that’s a daily prayer. The confidence and regalness you feel when looking down to see your evening gown drape the floor (especially with heels on) is indescribable.

I’m 6’1 and I’m constantly on the hunt for an evening gown that’s 67 inches long or more. Here are some of my favorite #GalaLooks in my go to colors. 

Chiara Petite Boni

Nicole Miller

Chiara Petite Boni

Tadashi Shoji


Here are some designers, in every price point, that add a few more inches for above-average #tall women. And shop now to take advantage of the off-season discounts. These dresses and prices won't last!

💲💲Chiara Petite Boni – this is my go-to designer for black tie events. Their gowns typically have an unseamed edge and the scuba-like material snugs your body in all the right places. Typically, their gowns range from 67 to 72 inches long and still allow room for a 3-to-4-inch heel.

Chiara Petite Boni Stretch Jersey Fishtail Gown

Length: 55 inches from bust to hem

Shop now: Saks – 25% off available in six stunning colors

Chiara Petite Boni Gosia One-Shoulder Gown

Length: 65 inches from shoulder to hem

Shop now: Bloomingdales – 35% off available in two colors

💲💲💲Rene Ruiz Collection – if you want some extra sparkle and flare try a gown from the Rene Ruiz Collection. Their gowns typically run 64” from shoulder to hem.

Rene Ruiz Collection Crepe Illusion Gown

Length: About 62" from shoulder to hem

Shop now: Saks – 80% off (WOW 😍)

Rene Ruiz Collection Off-The-Shoulder Sequin Gown

Length: About 63" from shoulder to hem

Shop now: Saks – 80% off (WOW 😍)


💲💲 Tadashi Shoji – Tadashi gowns are known for their timeless silhouettes, floor sweeping length and fluid draping. Their gowns are perfect for important bridal guests and black tie events. 


Tadashi Shoji himmer Cowl Neck Gown

Length: 59" back length (size 8)

Shop now: Nordstrom – 60% off

Tadashi Shoji Pleated Sequin Crepe Gown

Length: 63"

Shop now: Neiman Marcus  50% off


💲 Nicole Miller – I lucked up on the blue Nicole Miller gown pictured above several year ago. I’ve never worn the designer before, and I was completely surprised by the length and color. That gown is out of stock, but this Adrianna Papell gown is a great duplicate. Side note – it’s not on sale yet, but it’s reasonably priced at only $159.

Adrianna Papell Square Neck Ruched Gown

Length: 61" front length; 67" back length (size 8)

Shop now: Nordstrom – $159 regular price



Need tips on off-season shopping? Here are all the major sales events to put on your calendar in 2023 so you can strategize your buys.  

Do you have some black tie tips for above-average tall women? Drop them below.

By Jennifer Highsmith

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