Articles by Kacy Karlen, Editor-in-Chief


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The Tall Women’s Guide to Well-Fitting Bras

Call it a mid-life “refitting”, but I recently started on a journey towards establishing a healthier foundation that has taken me inward. To be fair, I’m only at the beginning of the road, but I’m a cautiously optimistic believer that it will lead me to ‘the power within.’ Remedies for some truly tired patterns. More…

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Caron Callahan: A Familiar Friend in the Tall Sustainable Wardrobe

As I’m settling into that mid-30s stretch, familiarity has become a desirable state. There is capacity in it, especially on the other side of a decade of seeking novelty, taking risks, making plenty of mistakes, and wanting to learn from them. In familiarity, I’ve been surprised that there is a lot of room for regeneration….

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We’re Moving to More Sustainable Fashion Pastures!

For a good long while, The Height of Style was a true labor of love for me—first as a vehicle for my own sartorial expression, and then as a platform that granted underserved tall consumers voice and choice. For a good long while, running tHoS felt like harmless fun. Harmless fun that included a surplus of…

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Vote with Your Wallet—and Make it Autograf New York

As The Height of Style has grown over the years, I’ve aimed for editorial neutrality—preferring to keep politics out of the picture. But today, ignoring what is happening on a national political stage is impossible, at least for me. Even my seemingly insulated love of fashion has been affected. I can’t feign neutrality. Not today,…

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A Lot Like Coming Home with Lands’ End

In the summer of 1984, Lands’ End founder Gary Comer wrote an article for placement in the seasonal catalog. He titled it, “The Principles of Doing Business”. In it, he shared the values that had transformed Lands’ End from a 15-order-a-day, yachting equipment supplier created in a Chicago basement into a multi-million dollar clothing retailer a…

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Classics since 1976…Happy 40th, Long Tall Sally!

Birthdays are wonderful, and this year there’s a big one—our tall girl favorite Long Tall Sally turns the big 4-0! Though I can’t say I have been a fan for 40 years (not quite there…yet), I was introduced to LTS when I studied abroad in London in 2003. Prior to that, I had never had the…