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I am a long torsoed 5'11" person. I have hated this trend of short shirts that are supposed to go just below the waist on an average person. For me.. it is a belly shirt (well nearly). I am in search of teeshirts (prefferably without pictures on it) that are like 32" long and go up to a 32. Any suggestions? I own a lot of these short shirts and they just show too much belly for my comfort.. i have some longer shirts at the moment but they are old and faded and i want to get some new. I noticed Sillhouettes has teeshirts just wanting a bit of variety too.
 

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Try Catherine's. I have it on good authority (i.e. I work there) that a lot of the new spring knit tops are on the longer side. When you go in, just ask someone about it. A LOT of women want longer tops, and the suppliers are finally getting the hint!

Edit: Also, a lot of tops (especially the knit ones) tend to draw up in the wash. And I'm not just talking about shrinking. It's strange, but, for some reason, plus-size tops tend to pull up vertically and stretch out horizontally, so you end up with a very strangely baggy belly-shirt. So, wash in cold water and avoid machine drying.
 

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That TOTALLY happens to most shirts i buy. I try to only get 100% cotton shirts and so far the only shirts i like are from Sillhouettes. I hardly ever dry my shirts and always wash in cold. I'll check out Catherines next week when i go to Sacramento. (its the closest one to me, 90 miles away)
 

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HottiMegan said:
That TOTALLY happens to most shirts i buy. I try to only get 100% cotton shirts and so far the only shirts i like are from Sillhouettes. I hardly ever dry my shirts and always wash in cold. I'll check out Catherines next week when i go to Sacramento. (its the closest one to me, 90 miles away)
There is another shop I used to go to in Sac, it has been a couple of years.


Have you ever been there? I had some luck with finding some unusual things and was happy with their size range. I had to poke around a bit (through the normal big shirts ect.) But I found some neat things that I still wear.
 

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EvilPrincess said:
There is another shop I used to go to in Sac, it has been a couple of years.


Have you ever been there? I had some luck with finding some unusual things and was happy with their size range. I had to poke around a bit (through the normal big shirts ect.) But I found some neat things that I still wear.
I wish i had known about that when i lived in Sacramento! Sheesh.. I didnt even know about Catherines at the time.. luckily i hadnt gained weight past lane bryant at the time. I might check out that store when i'm in sac for a weekend getaway in the near future :) Thanks for the link!
 

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Hey Megan , I dont know if they have a Cato's Plus where you are but they have a lot of long waisted shirts. I love them because I have the long waist as well plus they put stuff on clearance super cheap. I just bought a really cute top there today for $1.99:)
 

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I feel your pain...

I like shirts which are 38-40" long, so more tunic length. Which means I occasionally find a vendor who has something I like. But more often than not, I wind up making something myself or even cutting length off of a casual dress to get a long top.

Tracy
 

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Because of my belly, I like my shirts/tunics long. I find the tee's at Sanctuarie to be rather long (especially their "Very Pear" stuff), as well as very inexpensive.

Also, Plus Woman does a lot of her things custom, and she will make things longer if you ask.

On a side note, the clothes on both of these sites are pretty much basics, nothing overly trendy or modern. On another side note, Sanctuarie has a couple cute gothic peices which make some cute Halloween outfits.
 

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i love love love sanctuarie, but when i cant find just a plain tshirt, i buy them from the big mens store...always long enough...thank goodness, i am 6 foot tall and they are NEVER tall enough, i like them to be at least 32 inches as well...i buy big and tall sizes, solves that problem QUICK!!!
 

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They have recently begun to make things not only LONGER, but up to size 30-32....I'm not as tall, but I have a lot of upper body fat, so I need longer shirts to be appropriate for work.

Good luck!
 

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i love love love sanctuarie, but when i cant find just a plain tshirt, i buy them from the big mens store...always long enough...thank goodness, i am 6 foot tall and they are NEVER tall enough, i like them to be at least 32 inches as well...i buy big and tall sizes, solves that problem QUICK!!!

I was thinking about doing that. I noticed in a big and tall catalog you could get like 6 cotton teeshirts for $80 which is super cheap and they were 34" long. (this was a few years ago but i'm sure i could find a similar deal) I'm just a plain teeshirt and jeans type of girl most of the year around. If i want a fancy shirt i make it myself because i can make it unique and fun.
 

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They have recently begun to make things not only LONGER, but up to size 30-32....I'm not as tall, but I have a lot of upper body fat, so I need longer shirts to be appropriate for work.

Good luck!
I'll check them out next week when i have some time to myself. I drive by there all the time on teh way to target and have only been there once when looking for a shirt for a funeral.
 

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We've got the opposite problem, Megan. I'm short-waisted and everything's a freaking tunic on me. I hate it. :(
 

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If any store has it try a tall rang they make em longer (they do here anyway lol) and like wise if u want less try the petit they don’t carry everything in either range normally but there is a few good things to pick up.
I am just over 6ft so know how annoying it is for things to hit mid belly and my mum is a shorty so has too much hence why plus size petit and tall works well lol
 

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for plain t-shirts that are long enough for me, I buy form these guys

t-shirts their delivery was fast and the 6xl works perfect for me ( 5'8 400 lb, and all belly) the range of colors is pretty good as well.
 

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HottiMegan said:
I am a long torsoed 5'11" person. I have hated this trend of short shirts that are supposed to go just below the waist on an average person. For me.. it is a belly shirt (well nearly). I am in search of teeshirts (prefferably without pictures on it) that are like 32" long and go up to a 32. Any suggestions? I own a lot of these short shirts and they just show too much belly for my comfort.. i have some longer shirts at the moment but they are old and faded and i want to get some new. I noticed Sillhouettes has teeshirts just wanting a bit of variety too.
Had to laugh at myself recently, thinking tops were getting shorter. I think rather, it's my belly that's changing.

Pardon me if someone's already mentioned this, but look for the 100% cotton stuff by All American Comfort, Megan. I have probably a dozen of their pullovers with the wider neckline. They're way long, way roomy, have a classic-but-feminine cut, and come in up to 6x. Best of all - no kitty cat appliques! And indestructable. They're just about the only tops I put in the dryer, and some have lasted for many years.
 

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I think Making It Big's tops are very clear about being long--only a few are short. Also, all the shirts I've gotten recently from Ulla Popken have been v. long.
 
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