Nothing strikes fear in the heart of a Leggy Lovely like the prospect of a black-tie ball. Back in 2011 I recalled my experiences of my school prom, and having to have my floor-length skirt made especially by my Auntie Anne.
Occasionally though — with a bit of perseverance — you can strike gold, and even buy OFF.THE.FLIPPIN.RACK.
6ft ATTT reader Katie shows that a good old scavenge can really pay off, after chancing upon this beautifully embellished dress from TK Maxx.
Katie writes, “I recently had a late works Xmas do, with an Oscars theme. So the impossible task of finding an evening dress long enough. I found this one in TK Maxx, luckily it was reduced to just £32 too. I wore it with 4 inch heels and am 6ft. Other than my wedding dress I have never found a dress this long without having it made for me.”
Thanks Katie. You’ve nailed the perfect Oscars starlet look. And I ruddy LOVE that you’re rocking four inch heels under there too.
If you’ve got the patience to root through the rails, TK Maxx can yield some gorgeous long-length pieces. Over the years I’ve found a coat, jeans, maxi skirt and numerous summer dresses. Don’t give up after your first try. It’s one of those places where one day you’ll find diddly-squat, and another where you’re wishing you had a trolley.
What amazing long-length bargains have you found in TK Maxx? And have you spotted any other tall-friendly ballgowns on the highstreet?
P.S. This dress is available online in a size 18, but it’s not at the discounted price. Worth a rummage in store though.