Most shower curtains that you will find in your local department store are the standard size for standard needs. However, there are a number of reasons why you may decide that the extra long shower curtains are better suited to your bathroom. Extra long shower curtains can artistically alter the appearance of your bathroom. Extra long shower curtains are available in standard lengths of 84 and 96 inches. Extra long curtains are often used with ceiling-mounted suspension rods or in bathrooms with ceiling heights greater than 8 feet. Some discount stores do not carry extra-long shower curtains, however, they are available at many specialty stores that carry products for home or bath decor.