I recently discovered the BEST jeans for tall gals made by Seven For Mankind and called the Highwaisted Bootcut. I've avoided high waisted jeans for years because I didn't want to look like Amy Poehler and her mom jeans, but as I discovered with these jeans, high waisted on tall girls is kind of... well.... normal! The waist hits where it should, slightly below your "natural waist" but not approaching a muffin top silhouette. (yuck!)
So the $178 price tag is hefty (unless you find them for $68 at Nordstrom Rack -- go tall girls go!) but it's a staple.