Something I often hear from women, and not only tall women, is that high street fashion can be guilty of scrimping on fabric and mean on length. Jumpers and tops are often too short in the body, resulting in the dreaded muffin top and builders bum double whammy.
Two solutions. First, get added length in the sleeves and torso by shopping menswear in fitted styles. Forgive me for banging on about this: raiding menswear is not only allowed, but positively encouraged. Second, follow HøFSisters as we reveal the brands that every tall woman should have in her wardrobe.
Piggybacking on the hype around athleisure and gender fluid fashion, the cricket jumper is seriously in demand. Zo and I thought we’d have a crack at finding two jumpers – one from womenswear and one from menswear – and pit them off against each other. Cricket jumpers come in all shapes and sizes but we had two rules: V-necked and knitted.
Starting with womenswear, Zo is wearing a navy cricket sweater from the epic Rag & Bone. A tall girl’s best friend, Rag & Bone don’t do fabric scrimping and the quality is so, so good. Buy one of these and it will last you a long time. Styled with MiH boyfriend jeans and pointy ASOS pumps to give this laid-back look a feminine edge.
I am wearing a white & navy Polo Ralph Lauren cricket jumper from the menswear department at John Lewis. It’s thick, cable-knit and man-sized, therefore perfect with these feminine, skinny James jeans. Oh and the essential Golden Goose mid-tops which Zo and I SO love.
We’ve picked our favourites. Now which one is yours?