Walking tall

TALL women need no longer despair when it comes to clothes shopping. More and more high street stores are providing longer leg trousers and larger proportioned jackets but one shop is dedicated solely to providing tall women with fashionable outfits for all occasions.

Inject some sunshine into your wardrobe with the new collection from Long Tall Sally, the fashion brand for women of 5”8 and above. By Katy Evans

TALL women need no longer despair when it comes to clothes shopping. More and more high street stores are providing longer leg trousers and larger proportioned jackets but one shop is dedicated solely to providing tall women with fashionable outfits for all occasions.

Whether you're wanting to look smart at the office, lounge around at home or even go glam at an evening do, Long Tall Sally can help you look the part.

The national chain, which has a store in Colchester, specialises in clothes for women 5'8” or above and ranges from size 10-20, with some jeans and trousers include inside leg measurements of up to 38”.


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Long Tall Sally was founded by Judy Rich, a 6ft American who came to London in 1974. Frustrated at not being able to find clothes to fit in any of the shops and boutiques, she set about creating a store that tall women would feel proud to enter, where everything would fit and where they would feel positive about their height.

This summer, the company's range is full of stylish and feminine garments in beautiful colours such as cool blues, violets, kiwi, cornflower and summer's hottest trend - white. Choose from pieces such as the classic white linen tuxedo suit - perfect for a summer wedding and with trousers up to a 36” leg - or the pristine white, ultra-feminine embroidered skirt with floral detail and multi-panelled voluminous hem - an essential for the hot summer months.

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Glamour is key. This season sees the renaissance of the dress in silhouettes that veer from the sleek Hepburn shirt dress to the delicate, pure silk patterned dress finished with an exclusive print.

For a special occasion, try the luxury bustier dress in raw-edged silk, available in mocha or oyster, the chocolate ruffle dress or perhaps the pretty vintage floral dress teamed with flip flops in the day or sandals in the evening.

And emphasise your figure in the sumptuous striking cobalt blue plissé dress, perfect for day or night.

Bold colours and statement prints define beachwear. Violet and kiwi-hued sarongs, camisoles and lightweight tunics give an instant dash of colour and style.

The shop also sells footwear in sizes 7-11, such as metallic 1920s inspired T-bar kitten heels or dainty flat ballet pumps.

With such variety, walking tall was never so fashionable.

Long Tall Sally is at 14 Short Wyre Street, Colchester. Call 01206 579084. Their full range is also available to order online at www.longtallsally.com or by mail order on 0870 990 6885 (call for a free catalogue)

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