The Battle of the Tall Women Jeans Part 3 – Alloy vs. Delia’s

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Who carries the better jeans for tall girls?

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It’s time for round 3 of my ‘Battle of the Tall Women Jeans’ series! This time it’s Alloy and Delia’s – two companies specializing in juniors clothing. These companies appear pretty similar… so similar in fact if you ever suspected a connection, you’d be right. They used to be pretty much the same company, however in recent years (for reasons I’m not quite sure) Alloy split off and went their own way. Overall the companies clothing is similar, but a few key differences are at hand. I’d like to discuss my experiences with fit, style and quality of the two companies and compare them below. Hopefully it’ll help you make a better decision if you’re hung up trying to decide between the two!

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Both shops carry extended length jeans for juniors, but they have different inseam lengths –

Delia’s – 34”, 36”, 37”

Alloy – 35”, 37”, 39”

I like that Alloy carries longer inseams not easily found other places (37” and 39” are incredibly hard to find), but they lack the standard 34” long inseam that many girls may prefer. If you’re unsure what inseam you need, follow this method for getting your proper inseam measurement.

Personally I find a 35” perfect for me, so I love that Alloy offers this as an option. The 34” are too short, and the 36” are a bit too long!

Quality


Delia’s and Alloy are about equal in terms of quality. It’s really the quality you’d except from a relatively inexpensive juniors shop. They’re not going to last forever, but they’re worth the money spent. I can usually suck a good 4-5 years out of these jeans.

Fit

Alloy and Delia’s carry junior sizes, so they tend to fit on the smaller side compared to places like Old Navy, Torrid, and Gap. You’d probably want to order a size up – if you’re a women’s size 10, order a juniors size 11 (or perhaps even 13). I know these aren’t always perfect, but you can use their size charts as a general guide.

Size chart taken from Alloy.com

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Size chart taken from Delia’s.com

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Personally I find ordering a size up here from my normal size in women’s works well.

Alloy carries more sizes than Delia’s, offering up to a 25 in most styles. Delia’s sizing technically does go up to a size 19, however most styles only offer up to a size 15 or 17.

Delia’s carries pretty much exclusively low-rise cuts and skinny/super skinny/jegging styles. Alloy offers a more variety of fit options. While many of their styles are low rise, they do have jeans with mid-rise options to fit a wider variety of body types. They also carry plenty of boot-cut and trouser style jeans in addition to the skinnies.

Appearance


Both Alloy and Delia’s are on the trendy side and have that “younger” appearance to them.  If you’re looking for more mature styles, check out some of the stores mentioned within my tall women’s clothing list. Long Tall Sally or Gap are great places if you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated.

Alloy does carry more varied styles that would be suitable for mature women as well, but for the most part they’re geared for the younger crowd.

Price


Alloy – varies between $29 – $45, offers frequent sales

Delia’s – regular priced jeans are normally $50, offers frequent sales

You can easily get a pair of jeans for anywhere between 25-40% off depending on when you shop. You can bookmark the sites and check back or sign up for their mailing list to get alerted to when they have their sales.

Delia’s vs Alloy Jeans – At a  Glance

 

Delia’s

  • Carries longer inseams in 34”, 36” and 37”
  • Very trendy, and carries mostly skinny and jegging styles
  • Doesn’t offer extended sizes
  • Nearly all their styles are low rise cuts
  • More expensive than Alloy

Check out Delia’s current selection of jeans

Alloy

  • Carries longer inseams in 35”, 37”, 39”
  • Wider variety of cuts, styles and rise options than Delia’s
  • Carries extended sizes in up to a 25
  • But lacks the common 34” inseam many girls prefer
  • Cheaper than Delia’s

Check out Alloy’s current selection of jeans

Which brand wins out?


I tend to prefer Alloy since they’re cheaper, offer a wider size selection and more variety of jean fit and styles. However, Delia’s is great for teens and does carry the 34” many girls would want. In terms of quality I would say they’re about the same, so for the price Alloy is a win!

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Which brand do you prefer – Alloy or Delia’s? Share your experiences below!

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Wendy

Hey there, my name is Wendy. At nearly 6', I've always been one of the tallest girls I know. Believe me, I know how frustrating it is trying to find clothing that isn't long enough or doesn't fit properly! It has been and still continues to be sort of a struggle for me. I've come online to share my experiences and help my fellow tall girls! :)

7 Comments

  1. After reading this comparison, I’ve a feeling that both brands offer quality jeans for girls. The the facts which distinguish them is the price and the variety. While Alloy offers a huge range of sizes, Delia’s jeans are more trendy. But considering that Alloy’s range is rich and inexpensive than that of Delia’s, I’d go for Alloy.

  2. I am 6′ and curvy. I’ve always had trouble finding jeans that fit me. I’ve ordered from both places in the past but tend to lean more towards Alloy. I bought 2 pair of pairs blues jeans from them over 8 years ago… They are still going strong, and I put my jeans through some tough stuff around the barn.

    • i have been wanting to order from alloy for years but i am afraid to because i am curvy and plump lol i am 5’11 and my hips and waist are about 49″ and i dont want jeans with a baggy crotch area and i dont want too low rie so when i bend over he world sees. any suggestions

  3. I ordered a pair of jeans for my wife from Alloy. They sent the wrong size. Alloy is the worst company I have ever dealt with in terms of customer service. Just got off the phone with them about my return and I was informed it would be a month before I got the replacement pants for my wife.
    I offer this advice, yours to take or leave, do not buy from Alloy. Cheap prices lead to cheap pathetic service.

  4. I really liked Alloy in the past but either they have sold the company and new management has taken over. Or they have someone new running the company for them and in my opinion definitely running it down in the ground. They are HORRIBLE NOW!!!!!!! First of all they use to have a wide variety style of jeans, pants in an array colors. I don’t know what there stock is about now. They only have a handful of styles to pick from now, nothing at all like they use to offer in the past a plethora of various styles and colors. Second issue….they never have your size or length in stock….What the hell!!!!!. REALLY!!!!!!

    Then if you order something and they have it in stock then later on when you receive your order confirmation you might have a couple of items, and a email, or your order summary telling you once you receive your merchandise one or more of your items not available till a month or so later. Or it says something like canceled at your request…huh! Then you might receive an email saying your order was canceled. I didn’t cancel anything ….but if they don’t have it in stock then they send you a generated email saying that your item was canceled per your request.

    But then I had to call to clarify and make sure they put my money back in my account. Which that should have been done automatically ….duh!!!!! Especially if you know the merchandise in question is no longer available. And last but not least there customer service is noooooooooooooo…….where like it use to be! It sucks now! They are not available like in the past. They say the times they are available and you call but no one answers. If you want to change a size after reading reviews that you need to go up a size and you call them it’s like it’s a hassle for them to change the size in the computer even if you call in time enough before the shipment is even prepared. But excuse me isn’t this a clothing business/company? Don’t this part of the job come with the territory….right!

    Oh and one more thing before I forget that whole thing where you have to pay to ship something back to them bothers me to no end. Why can’t the shipping option be free to send back for a different size, item etc., if we are patronizing your business. It’s not like we can walk in the store and try on that particular clothing item. So we would spend very well on jeans, pants some of us tall girls. Seeing how finding tall jeans can be a needle in a haystack to find and fit properly. So why not just oblige us back with free shipping if the size or what ever doesn’t work out.

    So in a nutshell I’m sooooooo disappointed with ALLOY now. They have drastically went down in every way. Quality, Quantity, Customer service/care. So this ship has selled (I know the correct spelling is sailed but what they are selling is crappie now). So I’m moving on to better water and smooth sailing with better stores.

    P.S.
    Annnddddddd……almost forgot they raised there prices…..when it comes to certain inseams. They SUCK!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I’d like to echo what Todd said. I’m 6’3″, and attempted to shop with Alloy. I ordered 4 coats, different sizes/colors since I land between sizes, and there is no way to choose a properly fitting item without trying it on. (Photos were not available for the colors, so I had to guess). They sent a pair of random non-tall pants instead of one coat. After 2 months of repeated phone calls/emails, they corrected their mistake. I returned the ones that didn’t fit after they authorized a refund, (I paid for return shipping) but then, after months of waiting and phone calls where I was reassured I’d be refunded, on my most recent call, Alloy finally told me they gave me store credit instead of a refund because it had been over 30 days since my first order. (This is the time they spent grudgingly correcting their own mistake.) I had sworn never to order from them again, but looks like I’m stuck with store credit; I’ve ordered online all my life and never met such terrible customer service.

    • Wow that sounds like awful service, I haven’t experienced that personally but I am sorry they treated you that way!

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