Big is Beautiful

Fashion has gone over-sized this summer; voluminous coats, giant trapeze dresses and slouchy shorts graced the LFW pavements, and labels that used to say “size 14” will now say “10”. As Vogue’s Sarah Harris puts it; “If it doesn’t fit, it’s a good fit.”

Fine for the size-zero pocket-belles, but not such great news for tall women, who are already struggling to find items that fit properly, let alone something that looks two sizes too big. Doh.

But I’ve scouted this shirt by Glamorous (£22) on the ASOS wesbite, and not only is it beautifully billowing, with long enough sleeves for the leggiest of ladies, but it also ticks two other trend boxes for summer; print and monochrome.


Besides, you know I’m a sucker for a (fairly) silly shirt, and this one with its triangle/circle/square pattern is perfect for the nerd in me.

I wore it tucked in to my favourite Topshop acid-wash jeans for my friend’s birthday drinks last night, but it’s long enough to drape over your hips.


I’m a size 10/12 and went for a 12 to ensure that the shirt was roomy enough and the sleeves were super long. (The model on the website had lots of room to spare though, which made me take the precarious online-ordering plunge in the first place).

I also strapped on my custom-made Vietnamese wedges to add a little pop of colour too. (They are comfy as a cloud, amazing to run for a train in, and I’m obsessed with grey and blue colour combos at the moment).


Shirt, Glamorous @ ASOS £22 / Tall Jeans, Topshop £40/ Bag, Zara £49.99/ Wedges, custom-made.

Anyone else found any fab shirts for tall girlies? And do you like going over-sized with your outfits? I think us tall girls can carry off the extra volume, but perhaps you prefer to stick to a more polished and tailored look?

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6 Responses to Big is Beautiful

  1. Gorgeous! I bought a lovely sheer t-shirt from Glamorous (via Asos) last summer – the length was great on that too. x

  2. allthetallthings

    Thanks Sara, they’ve got some really nice stuff in that range. I’m going to keep an eye on it x

  3. Wowzars look at those wedges!!! There flippin high, I don’t know how you do it, I’ve got absolutely no balls whatsoever anymore to wear heels like that 🙁 You go girl!!!! xx

  4. I got two oversized shirts from Benetton, they had a nice fit – long enough sleeves for my orangutan arms and also wide enough on the shoulder area 🙂 I also love COS’s oversized knits. The materials are lovely in the ones I have, wool/alpaca blend and merino wool/silk blend.

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