Thursday, 25 April 2013

CarrieMe celebrates new UK brand: flattering fits for the vertically challenged

Finally, a British Brand dedicated to those that are vertically challenged!

But hang on, I'm not under 5'4" am I? I wish! After all there are lots of Petite ranges already on the High Street. No, unfortunately I'm part of the other spectrum, those that have been ignored for too many years, those that are 5'9" tall and above and don't fit the other fashion High Street niche of Plus Sizes.

Being tall, I'm often faced with the tricky decision of do I go inadvertently mini (really not ideal for work) or go up a size to get another inch on the hem, which doesn't really improve the fit!

So enter stage right, a new brand launching online in May, focused entirely on tall women: Taller Than Your Average

Conceived by UK fashion stylist Irene Agbontaen, who is an impressive 5'11", it looks like she has a collection worth checking out.  Selfridges Department Store has already nabbed the first spot and will be stocking her range of jersey and key wardrobe pieces from June - bet I'll see you there!

In the meantime, where would you recommend I get a new maxi dress, that properly sweeps the floor even in heels to take advantage of our new found summer weather?