If you’ve seen my Instagram stories at some point, you’ve likely seen me running a trail, pedaling away on my bike, or toning up at the gym. As a former college athlete, staying in shape is something that has always been important to me. So I am continuously on the hunt for quality clothing to work out in.
I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Maggie, founder of Six and a Quarter, and had the opportunity to try out her new athleticwear! Maggie learned how to sew in 2011 and started making her own clothes to fit her 6’ tall frame. As her skills improved, she decided to turn her passion into a business, and today she sells women’s tall-length clothing on Etsy.
Each of the Six and a Quarter pieces are pre-washed/pre-shrunk so they won’t change sizes on you after one turn in the laundry machine. Maggie personally sends each fabric through a regular wash and dry cycle before cutting the garments, which means that each piece is machine washable and dryable! This is huge for us tall ladies. I personally don’t dry most of my clothing for fear that it will shrink, so this is a game-changer in the tall clothing industry.
I got to try out the women’s fiery red-orange workout tee, and the women's black workout capri leggings with grey polka dots while practicing some yoga with a view!
Can we first talk about the gorgeous and fun pop of color on the workout tee? Maggie has committed her line to offering bright and bold colors and prints for tall women who want to add variety and one-of-a-kind pieces to their wardrobes, and it shows in this tee! I adore the fiery red-orange performance fabric with contrasting steel blue mesh side panels. Both fabrics also wick away moisture, and the mesh panels keep you cool while you’re working out. The fit of this top is its best feature though. I am not someone who wears super-revealing clothing to the gym, so the crew neckline, cap sleeves, and longer torso (measures 28" from back of neck) mean that I can downward dog all day without flashing everyone around me. Win, win.
And how adorable are these capri length leggings? If you look closely, you'll see that they have small polka dots on them! I wore these to a yoga class recently and loved how the pants stayed in place, and the control top waist band was a lovely feature as well (for those extra pounds I've packed on lately, and am now trying to lose).
Overall, I am totally and utterly enamored with this workout outfit. The fun colors and prints drew me in, but the fit of each garment sealed the deal for me. If you’re a tall woman, you should definitely give Maggie’s shop a look for both workout gear and other tall-friendly clothing. All listings include sleeve lengths, hem/inseam lengths, and plenty of photos, so you can rest assured that you’ll be receiving a piece that fits.
Want to learn more? Maggie has a super cool newsletter that you can sign up for! Subscribers get first dibs on new items before they’re released on Etsy. And if you’re interested in purchasing anything from the Six and a Quarter shop, be sure to use code ‘sixfootstyle’ for $15 off, valid through June 15th.
Namaste and happy trails ladies!
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