A tall frame naturally lends itself to sporting pursuits: at school I broke the highjump record by hopping casually over the bar; at netball away matches, the sight of my lanky legs stepping from the school minibus was enough to send the home team into early retreat.
But it’s been a fair few years since I participated in any competitive sports, so I felt particularly inadequate when 6ft2 All the Tall things reader Catherine told me that she’s a regular on the triathlon circuit. (AND she’s a trained microbiologist, AND she just so happens to be the founder of the big-shoe haven that is Amber and Jade… anyone else feeling exhausted?)
Still, she did bring a very important topic to my attention… WETSUITS. I’m constantly on the look out for long-length jumpsuits to wear out on the town… but what about a rather more functional all-in-one?
If you’re a tall exercise fiend/ surfer chick, Catherine’s done the legwork for you…
“I do a lot of triathlons, and being 6 foot 2 and very slim, I’ve always struggled to get a suitable tight fitting long and slim wetsuit i.e. thin but so you can move and keeps you warm. I’ve tried on numerous wetsuits and the best I’ve found is at BlueSeventy. I wear the Men’s ‘Small Tall’ that seems more of a woman’s shape and is perfect for me, almost long enough.”
So it looks like my Cornish husband might be able to drag me out into the surf this summer after all. Yikes!
And do check out the Amber and Jade website today for Catherine and Ellora’s brand new collection. MAJOR EXCITEMENT!