Category Archives: Tried It On

Tried It On: H+M Shirt Dress

Get yourselves to H&M and grab this cheap and chic shirt dress, as recommended by 6’2 ATTT reader Catherine. Super premium looking, despite the bargain price tag, and ready to take you from office to bar with a few well chosen accessories.

Catherine writes, “At £20 each I thought they were an absolute bargain and they both fit beautifully; I’m a size 12 but quite curvy, so I usually wear dresses that are cinched at the waist to avoid looking like a sack of potatoes, and the tie belt that comes with the dress is an absolute godsend. I’m 6’2”, by the way and 22 years old.

In the pictures, I’m also wearing the jeggings from New Look that one of your readers recommended a few weeks ago (also bought the black pair).”

Dress, H+M £20/ Jeggings, New Look £14.99

Thanks Catherine. Everybody loves an H+M bargain. How cute would this look with tights and ankle boots for autumn, or a pretty pair of heels for office glam?

Anyone else found any tall friendly pieces in H+M lately?

L x

P.S. You can send photos of your long-length finds to be included in Tried It On by emailing laura@allthetallthings.com or tweeting @tallthings

Tried It On: Summer Basics

When finding on-trend clothing is tricky, it’s always handy to have a few basics in your wardrobe that you can accessorise. It’s even better when those basics are a bargain to start with. ATTT reader and blogger Leonie has found two sundresses on the Very website that NEED to be in your suitcase this summer.

Leonie writes; “I recently bought two dresses (as part of a 2 pack) from South (ordered form very.co.uk) and wanted to let you and others know about them! 

The deal is 2 100% cotton, lightweight dresses that reach a little bit higher than my knee (I’m 6ft 1) for only £25! They have pockets and are SUPER comfy  –  my summer staples!

There is an elasticated band just below the bust so maybe not suitable for well-endowed leggy ladies BUT it removes the worry of finding a dress that has a lower waistband! I wear mine with my LTS denim jacket and sandals most of the time so super fast to put an outfit together.”

Gorgeous holiday essentials, and perfect for jazzing up with a bit of statement jewellery. I reckon I might even be able to squeeze a bump under there too.

Found any other pretty sundresses that work with your height? Send a photo to laura@allthetallthings.com or drop the details below.

L x

Tried It On: Honor Gold

Sometimes a picture of a dress pops into my inbox from one of you lovely lot, and I think. “Wow. Every single leggy lovely is going to want this.” When I got Kemi’s email, I actually think my heart stopped beating for a good few seconds. Her dress is flipping amazing. 

Kemi writes, “Earlier this year I attended my brother’s wedding and discovered a brand called Honor Gold. At 5’11” I’m on the shorter side of tall but I love heels and wear 5″ inch heels almost daily. Anyway, they sell maxi-dresses which are perfect for tall ladies. Here’s a picture of me wearing the “Alicia” dress. I’m wearing my heels in this picture. I bought the dress in a size Small (8-10) and would say it was true to size.”

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Um, how stunning?! And how excited was I to click onto the website and discover that this goddess-worthy dress is also a rather princely £65? Cue the stampede.

Dress, Honor Gold £65

A beautiful find by a beautiful lady. Well done petal. Please do add your appreciation in the comment section below.

L x

Send your Tried It On pics to laura@allthetallthings.com

Tried It On: “Boyfriend” Shorts

5’10 ATTT reader Sara looks damn good in a pair of shorts. Now she’s found a slouchy New Look pair to add to her (and our) collection.

She writes “The lovely Mary kind of stole my thunder but I’ve been meaning to send you these pics of me in the New Look Boyfriend shorts (which are awesome – so comfy and not at all like hotpants!) – so here they are!”

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Tall Blue Denim Boyfriend Shorts, New Look £14.99

Thanks Sara! Always good to find shorts that don’t show off your bum cheeks. You should pop over to Sara’s brand spanking new style blog, Girl In The Pretty Dress. I love her dotty River Island number.

Has anyone found any other not-too-short-shorts on the highstreet recently? I’m looking for a slinky culotte-style pair to wear on my summer hols.

Jut a thought though… while the term “boyfriend” can be given to slouchy jeans, can any of us actually imagine our other half rocking these bad boys? I have a very disturbing image in my head now…

L xx

Tried It On: (Almost) EVERYTHING in New Look Tall

When a Tall range launches exclusively online, it can be a wee bit daunting making that first order. Will the clothes really be cut for a genuinely tall woman? Or will I be spending a fortune on postage and packaging and ending up with more ankle-swinging trousers and crop tops that would look just perfect on a 5’8 pseudo-leggy lovely?

That’s why you’re going to LOVE this next Tried It On feature, sent in by the amazing Mary (who at 181cm is just shy of the 6ft mark). Get ready for one of the most useful ATTT posts yet…

“Hi Laura. After a disappointing trip to LTS where everything was too big for me – I don’t have the gorgeous curves some taller girls have, I am a quite boyish straight up and down – I gave in to a bit of a online New Look Tall Shopping Spree! Unfortunately I cannot afford to keep them all!!! But am definitely holding on to a couple of bits!! It was free delivery over £45 so I just kept adding things to the basket… ooooppps.

Blue Feather Print One Shoulder Belted Maxi Dress, £22.99

FEATHER DRESS

I really like this – it has a split down the front, but has a blue under layer a bit above knee length so no embarrassing flashing moments in the wind hopefully! It has a chain effect belt. It is a tight squeeze as the waist is fitted and there is no zip, so trying to get it either over your hips or rib cage is a bit tricky.

Tall Black and Teal Jersey Belted Bandeau Maxi Dress, £16.99

Black Bandu Maxi 1

Teal Bandu Maxi 2

I am keeping the black one of these- though was tempted by the teal one to wear on holiday! Maxi dresses do not tend to suit me – but this one fits me well, and the length is perfect. The material has a stretch to it but has some weight to it as well so it doesn’t show every lump and bump.

Tall Black Off the Shoulder Midi Dress, £14.99

Black off the shoulder Midi

This is definitely made for the tall ladies! It is long for a midi dress, my sister who is shorter than me at 5’8 tried it on and it practically came to her ankles!!!

Unfortunately it isn’t very forgiving on lumps and bumps – but if you’re happy with your shape and want something that is actually long enough not to be flashing your thighs then its a nice little piece. I love the off the shoulder look – or you can wear the shoulder straps higher.

Tall 36in Blue Ripped Turn Up Boyfriend Jeans, £15

Back Boyfriends

I was actually looking for a pair of boot cut jeans – but these skinny/boyfriend were in the sale and jumped out at me. I gave in and they are definately not going back. They have a turn up so are very generous in length. They dont fit as tight as skinnies as they have a boyfriend slouch to them, so much more comfy after a Sunday Roast!

Tall 36in Navy Bootcut Jeans, £9.99

Dark Jeans & Jean Jacket

Boot cut Jeans were actually what I had been shopping for originally before the other things sucked me in! I’d been avoiding these boot cuts as the material collects every bit of animal hair going. But after a long search for boot cut jeans  these ones fit me the best and at £9.99 I can afford a few lint rolers to get off the cat hair that they collect. Definitely a bargain!

Tall Pale Blue Denim Jacket, £17.99

Dark Jeans and Jean Jacket closer

Like you I was not really sure why Tall Sections were bringing in cropped tops for us. Surely I can buy a regular size if I want a crop?!!!  But this cropped Jean Jacket showed me actually how much better it is when a crop is made to fit and tapers in at the right places.

I like the way the jacket fits on the body, I like the colour. The sleeves for a tall garment are on the short side – just about fitting my arm length – but could do with being a tad longer. However I noticed online that they roll the sleeves up – so if that’s the look you are going for then I LOVE THIS jacket! I haven’t quite decided whether I am keeping this one yet – its the sleeves that are my catch.”

Phew, I’m exhausted just looking at all that shopping. Mary, I think I speak for everyone when I say a big fat THANK YOU. And give you a little round of applause. Totally in awe of your model-like figure too.

What’s your favourite piece in Mary’s loot? And have you bought anything from New Look’s revamped collection?

L x

Tried It On: Summer Skirt

5’11 ATTT reader Charlotte tweeted me a picture of her seriously summery palm tree print skirt from Boohoo. At just 12 quid, it’s a Marbella must-have. 

Top marks for the coral nails too petal.

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Skirt, Boohoo £12

Share your tall fashion finds by tweeting a picture to @tallthings or emailing laura@allthetallthings.com

L x

Tried It On: Pretty Pencil Dress

My super stylish friend Lyndsey is — at 5’9 — positively petite by All the Tall things standards, but when this picture of her landed on my Facebook news feed, I knew I was going to have to bend the rules ever so slightly and feature her in Tried It On.

In any case, there’s a bit of length to spare at the bottom of her ASOS dress, and I would hazard a guess that there will be a LOT of you lovely ladies desperate to snap it up. Perfect for weddings (Lyndsey was on her way to one in this), and the optical illusion effect is super flattering on the figure too (not that Lyndsey needs much help in that department). Fit.

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Dress, ASOS £45

Got an outfit or item of clothing you’d like to share? Email laura@allthetallthings.com or tweet @tallthings.

Lots more to come this week girlies 🙂

L xx

Tried It On: Another Option

A lot of you left comments on my Tallgirls blog post, and though you liked the blouse I featured, a few of you thought it was a little bit too frilly. Horses for courses and all that. Luckily ATTT reader Silvia has been in touch with a paired-down alternative in the same ethereal hue.

Silvia writes, “I follow your blog from Italy. I’am 26 years old and 5’11” tall (180cm). I’ve just seen the blouse you posted and I would like to suggest to you and your followers this green blouse (£35.99) from the Italian brand Intimissimi.

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The colour is great with black, blue and cream shoes and accessories! I lived in Glasgow for a year and there I discovered New Look, so exciting to buy size 9 low cost shoes!”

Thanks missus, totally with you on New Look too. Love the colour of this top (I’m actually about to paint my front door in that smokey green shade!), and I think there will be some serious hair envy going down right now. The Zooey Deschanel style fringe and big wavy locks are seriously cute.

Has anyone bought from Intimissimi before?

L xx

If you’ve found an item of clothing on the highstreet that works for us tall girlies,  send your snaps to laura@allthetallthings.com or tweet @tallthings

Tried It On: Wedding Florals

If you’re notching up the wedding invites then you might want to check out 5’10 Sara’s lovely Zara find. With its knee-length hem and riot of colouful blooms, it’s the perfect lady-like outfit for croquet and Pimms on the lawn.

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Dress, Zara £49.99

What would you wear it with?

If you’ve found an outfit that works for us leggy lovelies, tweet me @tallthings or email laura@allthetallthings.com

L x

Tried It On: The Classic Denim Shirt

The denim shirt has been a firm fixture on the fashion scene for a few years now, but in 2013 it’s practically a  legal requirement to own one.

I wear mine open over dresses, tucked into skater skirts, decorated with statement necklaces and, lately, with denim on the bottom half too. Crumbs.

My favourite is a battered old Levis one that I share with Tim, that he bought in a charity shop a few years ago for 50p to wear to an 80s fancy dress party. We argue over who gets to wear it all the time. He says “But I BOUGHT it” (and yes, that would stand up in a court of law), but I say “I’m the one who started wearing it every day and made you realise it was actually cool”. We probably ought to have drawn up some kind of rota by now.

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But 6’2 cutie-pie Mandy may just have sorted out our marital issues once and for all. She’s found a very pretty denim shirt from Next (£20), with long enough sleeves for the leggiest of lovelies.

Mandy writes, “The sleeves are super long (they cover my wrists!!!) And it is long enough on the torso to tuck into a skirt. I love it!!! And it’s not from their tall section. The shirt fits true to size, but it’s a generous 14. I always find places like Next and M&S good for my self esteem as I am more often a 12 (compared to H&M where I am a 14). I have quite broad shoulders though, and while the 12 fit, and gave a great silhouette, the 14 was a little more comfortable.”

Thanks Mandy! And I am desperate for your Red or Dead specs too. Think it’s time to give up the contacts…

L x

P.S. Get your tried-and-tested outfit pics in for Tried It On to laura@allthetallthings.com aand help out your fellow leggy lovelies!

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