Hey Leggy Lovelies,
A couple of weekends ago I left Matilda with her Daddy for the first time to go bridesmaid shopping with my friend Marisa, who’s getting married in May. She was keen for all her best girls to wear long dresses, and despite my early warnings that we’d need them especially-made to accommodate the awkwardly leggy one in the group, she was bizarrely optimistic that we’d find a long dress to fit all three of us (5’3, 5’7 and 6 foot) on the highstreet. We didn’t.
Luckily we did find a gorgeously frothy, sequinned, tutu-skirted, grey knee-length number from Coast that just about fitted all three of us. I’ve given you a zillion adjectives in the last sentence because I thought that sharing an actual picture with you would be a bit mean to Marisa, and I know that you’ve all got good imaginations. Besides, there were only two in the shop and we had to scale the length of the UK to find the last remaining one in stock in the country that wasn’t in a size 6. (I’ll pop it on the blog in May no doubt).
So we didn’t go with maxi dresses, but it did get me thinking about all the times I’ve scoured the shops desperately for one, particularly in times before the arrival of reasonably well stocked Tall ranges. My search has seen me head to Vietnam to have gowns made especially, and have my Auntie make a long skirt for me when all I could find to wear for my school Leavers’ Ball was a sequinned top. (Which would have been one way to make sure I got remembered, but wouldn’t have been the classiest of exits).
If you’ve got a prom coming up and don’t want to leave your outfit to the last minute, or you fancy opting for a full-length wedding guest number this year, then consider these simple-but-stunning jewel-coloured maxis while they’re in stock.
They are by Portobello-born label Jarlo and have been made extra long especially or the ASOS tall range. Yay.
The red one above has a divine bow-back, and would look even more special accompanied by a slim-line statement necklace.
Have you found any pretty maxi dresses? Has searching for one become the bane of your life? What do you think of the maxi dresses available in most Tall ranges?
Let me know in the comments section below.