It seems as though the most elusive season has finally arrived. With temperatures up to 22 degrees in South East England yesterday, it looks as though we can finally say that yes, spring is here. With the arrival of spring, is the arrival of bare legs, floaty dresses and colourful make up. All very well, but what happens if you’re that little bit taller than the High Street tends to cater for? You can probably get away with a little black dress being that bit too little in the winter, a pair of black tights will sort that out, but in spring and summer, where is best for tall girls to buy clothes that are still feminine and girly? I was inspired by fellow blogger The Glittered Chameleon http://theglitteredchameleon.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/life-as-tall-lady.html to explore tall girl problems in Spring fashion!
Until recently, tall girls had only a few options for their clothing. Stores like Long Tall Sally http://www.longtallsally.com/ mainly operate online, and their clothing range is often quite expensive. I reached 6 foot at 15, and obviously, at that age, you don’t want to be dressed like your mother, so thankfully, in recent years, high street stores have branched out into tall sections. The only issue is, most of these tall sections are solely online, so you have to take a risk when ordering in terms of size and quality.
For affordable spring fashion, I would absolutely recommend taking a look at New Look’s tall section http://www.newlook.com/shop/new-in/tall_2270115 the clothes are of decent quality and are appropriately proportioned for height. I find that TopShop‘s tall range caters more for the very slim, and the prices are almost double New Look. The hemlines on the skirts are of a comfortable length, and due to the well thought out sizing you don’t need to go up a size for the arm length etc., as I often find I do in regular clothing. New Look do a great range of spring dresses, my personal favourite being a coral knee length dress, that looks great paired with a waist belt, sandals and a jacket. http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/tall/tall-coral-shirred-waist-sleeveless-dress_271509683.
My one and only stop for jeans these days is High Street veteran, Dorothy Perkins. Their range of jeans, jeggings and leggings won’t break the bank and come in Petite, Regular and Long. http://dft.ba/-DPTallClothing They also do a great range of dresses and jackets for longer arms. A great look for the spring I think is top and tailing your outfit with a splash of colour. It is all too easy to want to blend in as a tall girl, so try wearing some bright shoes and a bold, spring colour on your lips. I particularly love berry shades of matte lipstick at the moment, to introduce some spring to your wardrobe.
Embrace accessories, this spring. A floral scarf, a fabulous new bag from Primark, try anything that will add something light, elegant and refreshing to your outfit. Especially after such a long and cold winter, where wool scarves and gloves were a necessity, now is a great time to brighten your wardrobe up, bring spring into your bedroom as well as the garden.
As a tall girl it is all too easy to dismiss heels, and spring and summer offer the perfect opportunity to experiment with heels, whilst keeping a pair of sandals or flip flops in your bag, ready to whip out should it all become too much. Don’t be afraid to stand tall, even if you get endless comments stating the obvious. Embrace who you are, and others will love you too.