When Long Tall Sally approached us to try out their new CURATD x Long Tall Sally collection, we thought maybe it was time to reintroduce ourselves to the brand. In all honesty, our wardrobes are not laden with LTS. We have always preferred to trawl our local fashion boutiques and prided ourselves on our ability to think outside the box when it comes to shopping for clothes and shoes. However, it would be remiss of us not to acknowledge that Long Tall Sally has been there for us tall girls from the start, as Zoe’s early memories, recounted in our first post The Sum Total Of My Fashion Future, will attest.
Shopping mainstream fashion for jeans, sweaters and trainers when you are tall is one thing, but looking for specialist garments like tuxedos, boiler suits and over the knee boots is quite another. Quite simply, very few mainstream fashion brands are going to go to the effort to design and manufacture items of clothing to fit less than 5% of the population. So, naturally, when we were invited to Long Tall Sally’s HQ in Aldgate East to see the new collection, we were drawn to the more unique items.
Typically jeans and cosy jumpers kind of girls, we love to break out and get dressed up for special occasions. Whether it be black tie or fancy dress, the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and become someone else for the night is exhilarating. So what better time to road test our new looks than our cousin’s birthday drinks in Soho, a place where anything goes?
Han: I chose the CURATD x Long Tall Sally Boiler Suit from the collection because I love the utilitarian vibe. Possibly this is because I always fancied a career which involved using my hands (unrealised dreams, sigh), or maybe due to my longstanding affection for mens clothes. I feel like I have purpose and confidence when I put this on, and there is a sense of inevitability, if any more is needed, that I am going to have a good night. I paired the boiler suit with bright red accessories (Jimmy Choo Romy’s, Biba clutch and an old red suede belt, similar here) and requisite statement lips to add a feminine edge to an otherwise androgynous look. The Verdict? A classic Man Repeller look – confirmed by the fact that the men at the party didn’t get it but the women loved it. Dress for yourself!
Zoe: Luckily for me, the Long Tall Sally fit model is a 6ft size 12, so this Tuxedo suit fits me like a glove. By the fact it’s nigh on impossible to find such a suit, short of visiting a tailor, I rarely get the chance to dress like this. But since wearing this out, I’ve decided I am going to make more of an effort to add trouser suits to my wardrobe. They are so much easier to style than skirts or dresses, and like Han, I felt empowered by wearing something different to my normal style. Here I chose black Giuseppe Zanotti courts (similar at L.K.Bennett) and a black silk Ganni camisole for a pared back look, but I fully intend to jazz it up with some brighter accessories for the next outing. Bring on the Christmas parties!
So how do we feel about our reintroduction to LTS? Well, these CURATD outfits may not become the most hard-working members of our wardrobes, but they will certainly rank amongst the most fun. They are outfits to be noticed in and, when you’re tall like we are, there’s no point in being a shrinking violet. The CURATD x Long Tall Sally collection should appeal in this way to any fashion-forward ladies who are looking to stand out from the crowd.
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