The bells are tolling and grass nationwide is anticipating an onslaught of skewering by stiletto. So inevitably, we’re all pondering the question of the perfect wedding outfit for this season. When you’re tall there are two added dimensions to consider: 1) to hat or not to hat 2) to heel or not to heel. So we thought we’d help you address these very pertinent challenges.
What To Wear On Your Head To A Wedding
When it comes to the question of the hat, Zoe and I are of the opinion that we need to avoid adding too much extra height. So, if you are tall and do want something on your head, then it really comes down to finding a lovely headpiece, like a fascinator or a headband. If, like us, you’re not prepared to fork out the best part of a grand for a Philip Treacy that’s going to be worn twice a year at best, take a look at Camilla Rose Millinery. There you will find the most stunning made-to-order elegant and unique pieces of affordable luxury. In these images, Zoe wears the Ivory and Navy Arch headpiece, £285, and I wear the King’s Crown hairband in Gold, £120.
As is often the way at weddings, you start out wearing something beautiful on your head only to wake up the next morning with a headache having replaced it. It’s the sartorial equivalent of the walk of shame as you return to the scene of the crime to search for your lost belongings. This brings us onto the subject of shoes, also lost and most likely outside pierced deep in the dewy grass, where you left them after getting fixed to the ground like a giant tent peg for the 25th time. That or they’re lying by the side of the dance floor, where you threw them off because they were restricting the fluidity of your Gangnam moves.
What To Wear On Your Feet To A Wedding
To avoid having to shed my footwear, I love wearing flats to a wedding. Also, for me, it kind of gets round the whole awkward pre-dinner mingling from a great height thing. These gladiator sandals are from Spanish brand Andypola, who offer shoes in “special sizes”; you may remember the cut-out kitten heels that Zoe wore last week. The good news is they have extended the HOFSISTERS 15% OFF discount, exclusively for our readers, until the 7th May, so shop now for your summer wedding shoes.
If you are happy to put up with a little impracticality, however, heels may be more chic so if you can find a heel that is either a wedge or a block you’re going to have a far easier time of it than a stiletto. Zoe wears the ASOS Speaker heels again. The versatility of the colour and the comfort factor means that the cost per wear ratio is most definitely HøF Approved. They perfectly match this L.K.Bennett Madeline clutch – both shoes and bag chosen for their simplicity; to allow this striking sky blue midi dress with elaborate detailing to do all the talking.
Dressing To Fit A Tall Frame
As you will well know, finding a dress when you’re tall is a challenge because the waist is usually somewhere under your armpit. You can get round this by finding a flared A-line dress, like this one from Self-Portrait, a brand which has taken the world by storm with their distinctive lace style. While by no means cheap, their stratospheric success could have taken them to a all new high price point, but they typically retail at under £300, and it’s a hell of a lot of dress for the money.
I suspect by now, many of you will be shouting at the screen, where did that super long maxi skirt come from?? It’s by fabulous Dutch brand, Supertrash, which is sold on ASOS and also in independent boutiques around the UK. In true Dutch style, everything Supertrash is tall friendly so take some time to have a browse – you may find a gem. I bought this skirt on Brandalley for about £35 a few weeks ago (a total steal) and, unfortunately, it has now sold but I strongly recommend signing up for future sales if you haven’t already. The stunning sequin blouse, named The Holy Blouse (rather aptly in this case), is from Sézane. I love everything on Sézane’s website, from clothes to handbags and accessories – the only downside being that so many pieces are always sold out (more covetable, surely). My brand of the moment.
Good luck with your wedding outfits this season and let us know how you get on!
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