Tall women down under...clothes shopping just got a lot more exciting and a lot more local.
Willow Shoes began to change shoe shopping for long feet over 20 years ago. This year we planned to celebrate this exciting milestone...but lockdown took the wind out of that party plan! And instead put this loved and needed business in a tough situation. We needed to think outside the shoe box and come up with a way to move forward and we did! It was time to bring a long time dream to life and make sure we made it out of 2020 better than ever. Lockdown was used to the max and we developed this idea and created a plan to launch this beautiful range of clothing by mostly New Zealand designers, for all the tall women we have seen walk through our Willow Shoes doors in the last 20 years.
Redwood Clothing is like a sister to Willow Shoes. It can be found within the Willow Shoes stores and here at online.
Creating Redwood Clothing has brought positivity and a sense of excitement to all of us at Willow Shoes and it's generated new business opportunities for other New Zealand fashion labels too. We're so excited to bring this to you all and can't wait for you to feel the difference these clothes will make to how you look and feel. Our aim is to change clothes shopping for tall women forever.
It's been a challenge to get this off the ground in such an unpredictable crazy year but we've done it. Delays have been the name of the game. Shipping delays, fabric delays, courier delays...all the while, our approach has been to simply roll with it and push on because we knew there was a need.
We're starting small. The brands in our range are from beautiful caring designers who have gone out on a limb with this and taken on the challenge of re-modelling their clothes for a tall woman's body. They've been busy with pattern redesigns and fabric orders in a year where taking more risks seemed a bit mad.
We understand the pain points because we're tall too. No more tugging down your top, yanking up your pants, pockets that are too high up, worrying about your underwear showing, revealing socks and bare skin when you cross your legs.
Our first collection includes beautiful 'staples' that can be worn in different ways on different days. Each piece has been carefully redesigned to fit a tall woman - and adjustments have been made in all the right places - not just by adding centimetres to the length. Many of our staff are over 6ft tall and they have helped to test fit each brand (Trudi and Liz take a bow right now please xx). Excitement has built with the arrival of each new piece - and there have been wows! and whoops of delight when something goes on and it feels just right. Some women need length all over, some like me, need it more in the arms than the legs. Im 175cm but my arms belong to a much longer body!
All our clothing is made longer and comes in sizes 10-16 or Small to Extra large. Some brands and looser fitting styles do fit more generously and up to size 18/20 depending on your bust. What you'll also find is that when you at last put on pants with a longer hip rise or a top with longer arms, the fit is actually more generous on you. Everything just sits better, its more comfortable...perhaps you dont need as bigger size as you thought?
Offering longer styles in these sizes is a gap we have seen from years of talking to taller women who have visited our stores for years.
Here is your new 'one stop clothing shop' and we know you're going to love it. Beautifully fitted clothes. Comfort and ease wearing clothes that have been specially made to fit your height. Come in and try for yourself...then lift your head and put your shoulders back... love your height even more.
Welcome to Redwood Clothing! xx