How To Find Womens Tall Athletic Pants

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5 Brands Making Workout Pants For Tall Women

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I'm convinced that motivation to exercise and cute athletic clothing really do go hand-in-hand. Even if you're not the type to get jazzed-up and wear your cutest spandex-centric outfit to the gym, wearing clothing that fits well and looks nice can minimize the intimidation of all those mirrors leering at you from every wall.

However, finding athletic pants that are long enough for especially tall women can be tricky. It shouldn't be the case that ladies with long legs (lucky you) are basically forced to wear capri pants in the middle of winter just because they can't find long athletic pants.

Many brands have become savvy to this need and have created special "tall" or "extra long" inseams for their workout pants. Depending on just how long your legs are, you may be good with a 34 inch inseam, while some may want them as long as 36" or more.

No matter what your favorite kind of exercise might be—from yoga to spinning and running—we found five brands making women's tall athletic pants, which you can shop in the slideshow ahead.

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Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret

Yes, really! Shop the online Victoria's Secret clothing store for yoga pants and leggings and you'll find tall options that have inseams up to 36" long. Make sure you double-check the inseam length, though. Almost all of their standard yoga pants are available in the extra-long option, but pants made in terry cloth or velour, or those with special designs are typically seasonal and only come in a 33" or 34" length.

The 'Everywhere' legging comes in more than a dozen prints and both long and extra-long lengths. The 'Most Loved' yoga legging comes in short, regular and long lengths.

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Athleta

Athleta

Athleta

While Athleta's long pants won't work for the very tall woman, their 35" inseam option will work for most women who are up to about 5'11" tall. In addition to yoga and running pants, they also offer ski and snowboard pants—and as a tall woman who likes to snowboard, I know how hard it is to find women's snow-proof pants that are long enough. Some of Athleta's gear may strike you as overpriced, but it's generally well made and will last as long as you take care of it.

The 'Reflection Aspire' ankle pant comes in tall sizes 4-16, and the 'Quest Chaturanga' tights also come in tall sizes S-XL.

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Lucy

Lucy

Lucy

Like Athleta, Lucy is an athletic wear shop that offers long athletic pants that will work for most women. Their "tall" pants have a 35.5" inseam, so unless you have exceptionally long legs, they'll work for women up to roughly 5'11" or 6'0" tall.

The 'Hatha' pants come in short, regular and long sizes from XXS to XL, as do the Studio Hatha leggings.

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Long Tall Sally

Long Tall Sally

Long Tall Sally

Long Tall Sally is a British clothing store that's slowly making its way to the United States. Because they aren't dedicated specifically to exercise, their gym wear selection is fairly limited. However, they still deserve a mention because some of their athletic pants come with inseams up to 36" long. This isn't too shabby, but I hope they continue to expand their offerings to encompass the same 37" and 38" options that they make available in pants and jeans! One can only hope, right?

Camo printed leggings with 36"inseam, $59. Capri leggings with 26" inseam, $38.

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Old Navy

Old Navy

Old Navy

Old Navy has a fairly wide selection of both active tops and active bottoms for tall women. Styles range from bootcut workout pants to yoga pants, leggings and tights as well as shorts. Beware however, that Old Navy's tall sizes are only available online, and inseam lengths are tricky to find and only listed accurately for full-length styles. (We suggest reading the reviews for help finding the right fit.) "Tall" leggings have a 34" inseam.

The Go-Dry compression crop leggings with mesh trim, $26. Adjustable inseam wide-leg yoga pants, $20.