Jul 16, 2015 4:00 PM
Thanks to the recent uptick in cool-girl brands with petite lines - like Reformation's "Don't Call Me Cute" collection and 7 For All Mankind's "Tailorless" denim - the short woman's shopping options have never been better. But what about those on the other side of the height spectrum? Taller ladies are still stuck with their own sartorial problems, such unintentional ankle-baring pants or too-short shirts that become de-facto crop tops. Sure, labels like ASOS Tall have provided a welcome selection of casual pieces, but when it comes to dressing up, we've just found a new savior: Marge. As one of the first luxury clothing lines designed specifically for tall women, each piece is tailored for those who stand at 5 foot 9 and taller (which, incredibly, is about 36% of the population).
In 2014, after she had trouble finding clothing that suited her 6 foot 1 frame, Marge founder Kaersten Cooper decided to design her wardrobe herself. The label's debut fall/winter collection, which is aptly titled "Life Up Here," includes elegant and timeless items like tailored trousers, pencil skirts, and overcoats. The clothes themselves might be classic, but the difference lies in the details: the dresses are elongated, the straight-leg pants are cut a bit higher, and the silk tees delicately define with waist without showing any stomach. And, not to mention, the brand boasts one of the most exhaustive fit guides we've ever seen - so women ranging from 5 foot 9 all the way up to 6 foot 5 and beyond can find their best sizes and fits. Marge's debut collection ranges from $300 to $1,200 and launches online today. Shop it here, click through to read our interview with Cooper, and prepare to stand tall.