With petite and plus-sized clothing lines becoming increasingly more prominent, it is somewhat surprising how little attention is paid to the tall female fashion market. HEIGHT GODDESS, a Dallas-based contemporary clothing line that caters to the beauty and uniqueness of tall women, has worked since 2007 to meet the fashion needs of women 5’9″ and taller through its online boutique. Since being selected from over 1,000 applicants to attend the coveted “The Workshop at Macy’s” program in New York, HEIGHT GODDESS has an opportunity for expansion by being sold in major department stores. To assist in accomplishing this longtime goal, company founder Lameka Weeks has officially launched a kick-starter online funding campaign that will run through Dec. 19.
“Tall women have been shopping with us online and now they may have the opportunity to purchase HEIGHT GODDESS in department stores all across the nation,” said Lameka Weeks, the 6’1 visionary and founder of HEIGHT GODDESS. “The Kickstarter funding campaign is a big deal because we really need the financial support to meet our goal of expanding. Although we may seem like a large company, we are only a two-person operation simply trying to help women with height feel more confident and beautiful in fashionable clothing that fits their taller than average bodies.”
From stylish jeans and pants to classic dresses and tops, HEIGHT GODDESS is eliminating the need of tall women having to shop in the men’s clothing department. Ranging in sizes from 4 to 20, the items featured in each collection are proportionally designed on tall fit models to ensure they are tailored specifically for tall women. The HEIGHT GODDESS Fall/Winter 2014 collection features the Charlotte Dress Pant, the Victoria Wide Leg Trouser, the Heather skinny jean in various colors and the Moto Jacket.
“Tall women aren’t just taller than average-height women, our bodies are also shaped differently. So it’s not just about lengthening a sleeve it’s about considering broader shoulders and an elongated torso too,” said Weeks. “The HEIGHT GODDESS clothing line is created in-house which gives us complete control regarding the fit and design of every piece.”
The HEIGHT GODDESS Kickstarter campaign will run through Dec. 19, 2013, with a goal of raising a minimum of $20,000. By making monetary pledges, supporters will help place the chic and contemporary line of clothing on the racks and shelves of major department store retailers. For donations of $25 and more, supporters will receive gifts that include fashionable HEIGHT GODDESS graphic tees, necklaces and weekender totes. All funds raised through Kickstarter will be applied toward purchasing equipment needed to place HEIGHT GODDESS in department stores, hiring additional staff to support the new demand and expanding the HEIGHT GODDESS collection to include highly requested styles and color options.