Fashion Matters


Clothes for tall women and more on Thursday's "Martha" show

Linda Miller Modified: May 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm •  Published: February 17, 2010

If you’re tall, you may want to watch “The Martha Stewart Show”  at 2 p.m. Thursday on KSBI-15 (Cox Channel).  Dubbed “The Tall Show,” the segment will feature guess  and audience members all over 6 feet tall.

The show marks the official U.S. debut of  British retailer Long Tall Sally.  Offering apparel and accessories for women over 5 feet 8 inches at, the retailer says its truly understands the fashion challenges of tall women.  Long Tall Sally designs clothing from start to finish with a tall frame in mind. Extra inches are not simply added onto the hem of a pair of pants. Instead, pants, shirts, dresses and jackets are designed proportionally so knees, elbows, pockets and everything else fall in the proper place on a taller woman.

Lisa Butcher, a UK style expert, model and host of the BBC’s “What Not to Wear,”  will give fashion tips for tall women with a Long Tall Sally fashion show modeled by gold medal winners from the 2008 U.S. Olympic rowing team.

Along with Long Tall Sally, the episode will feature the tallest cake in Martha history by pastry chef Alain Roby and  tall facts from Arianne Cohen, author of “The Tall Book.”