The Big Tall Clothing Sale

Hey Leggy Lovelies,

Have you got any long-length clothes or large-size shoes you want to flog? Want a captive audience for your items? Perhaps you’re after some second-hand tall fashion bargains? Read on…

I’m often getting requests for shout-outs from tall women who are selling their clothes on eBay and looking for a tall buyer. Unfortunately I’ve not been able to address all those individual requests, but it did make me realise that a central hub for buying and selling second-hand tall clothes is greatly needed.

For ages I toyed with the idea of creating my own online tall marketplace, but I’m… um… barely computer literate enough for Twitter, let alone creating my own blinking auction site. Besides, eBay is already a treasure trove of Tall pieces with a great infrastructure in place. You just need to know where to look.

That’s where the ATTT Facebook page comes in. I’m going to open it up more to you leggy eBayers and bargain hunters. Now you can all pop your long length items and large shoes on eBay, then place the links on ATTT’s Facebook page. Other readers of the blog can look for your postings (just click ‘posts by others’ on the Facebook page, and I’ll also point out any great pieces you put up from time to time by sharing them for you (as I would your tall fashion dilemmas).

ATTT reader Jane is already a major eBay stalker: ‘I find shopping for tall clothes online quite limiting as there are only a handful of retailers who stock Tall ranges, and understandably the ranges are much smaller than “regular” sizes and not updated that frequently. However I’ve started shopping on eBay and it’s opened up a whole new world! You can search by brand, by size and by price and there are pages of clothes from Topshop, ASOS, New Look, Long Tall Sally…. It’s not just second hand clothing either, some of it is brand new. I recently bought a brand-new-with-tags checked dress from New Look tall for only £12. I also use eBay to sell my clothes as my wardrobe is full of worn (but nearly new!) Topshop Tall items, which means that I make money on clothes I don’t wear anymore and can then spend guilt-free on new clothes from eBay!’

Obviously there is one very important rule…

The things you’re selling need to be tall-specific. This also means that they need to be long enough for women over 5’10. I’m sure it goes without saying, but please only use the page to advertise items that are long enough and cut properly for a tall woman. The aim is to create a really trustworthy marketplace in which tall women know they’re getting quality, longline second-hand clothing. It’s not a place for people to flog items because they’ve shrunk in the wash!

I’m selling some of my own items too. Since my 30th birthday frock is no longer available on ASOS, rather than list the details, I thought I’d put it on eBay for another tall size 12 girlie to enjoy (worn once but in perfect condition).

bday dress

I’m also selling lots of my previously featured pieces, such as the dotty sheer LTS number

…and this zip-front jumpsuit

More pieces will be added shortly — I’ll let you know on Facebook.

If you’re looking for truly guilt-free shopping, you’ll be pleased to know that the first £100 I make on Ebay, I shall be donating to Magic Breakfast, a fabulous charity that buys breakfast for school children who would otherwise go to lessons hungry. Look them up if you haven’t heard of them. They’re fab. I’m currently trying to raise £1000 for them by turning Matilda into book characters (you can see our progress so far over on

Happy eBaying. Give me a shout if you have any questions.

L xx

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26 Responses to The Big Tall Clothing Sale

  1. Hey Laura! This is such a great idea! Quick question: when you say size 12, is that the same as a size 12 in the U.S.? If not, do you have a post you’ve done or a resource where we can see how UK sizes convert to US sizes?

    Love your site!

  2. allthetallthings

    Thanks Liz. USA is normally 4 sizes down. So a UK 12 is approx a US 8.

    There is a guide here if you get stuck

  3. Thanks, Laura!

  4. Exciting times! My first ever bid is placed x

  5. What a wonderful idea. I am still a bit of an E-Bay novice– had no idea there were tall clothes for sale! And I have things I could sell! Hooray!

  6. Great initiative, as some other comments, I had no idea there were tall clothes on eBay for sale! Thanks for sharing the Facebook group, I’m already a member!


  7. I am so glad you’re doing this! I was just recently lamenting how hard it is to find second-hand tall fashions (which I prefer for many reasons.) From one member of the tribe to another, I’m glad I found your site! Being fashionable and tall can sometimes seem like running a gauntlet. It’s nice to have allies.

  8. I’ve got a few pair of size 9 shoes for sale, some of them I’ve never even worn!

    • Sorry Laura – it wasn’t immediately obvious to me where you wanted the posts on Facebook – I’ve gone back and done it properly now, so feel free to delete this!

  9. This is a great idea and had I lived in the UK, I would’ve been all over it! Well done!

    Anett | Tall Girl’s Fashion

  10. Hi Laura,
    That’s a great idea.
    It seems that from FB, some of your links do not work.
    We can all ( tall women) also asked to EBay the creation of a tall women section for eBay UK, U.S, France ….

  11. Actually, I just sent an email to Ebay France…
    We will see

  12. Hello 🙂 Sorry to go off topic now, but i’m looking for help!

    Just wondering about the ASOS shoe sizes. I have UK 7.5 and EU 41 at H&M – but normally UK7 /EU40. Not sure if I should go with UK7 or UK8 at ASOS. Are their shoes a bit smaller or larger in general? Want these


  13. Omg!!! I’m trying to search for a dress for 3 weddings I have coming up!! It’s so hard to find one I like, I want a Maxi! I love love love the dress you wore to you’re birthday, they haven’t got it online anymore and I think it’s prefect any ideas wher so can get it from? Thank you

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