After mini dresses, skinny jeans, cropped leggings and supposedly over the knee boots, there finally seem to be some benefits to being tall in fashion land.
Contrary to the fashionistas' predictions of the mini continuing to take over the high street this summer, there has been a backlash in the form of ultra long, floor skimming maxi dresses. I'm putting this down to boredom with the 24/7 pursuit of perfect summer pins: these will hide stubble, white legs, patchy fake tan, scabs from energetic frisbee throwing in park incidents (admit it, you've been there) and more.
The other lovely benefit is that, in an age where black tie seems to now mean knee length or shorter or, worse, some mini satin skirt and boob tube, these dresses bring a return to the swish factor that has been lacking in my life and I can wear it in the daytime too.
After my meeting with my new boss on Friday, I fell in love with the yellow number below and reported back to my Boy with images and ponderings. I have a severe financial crisis at the moment, have not purchased anything for myself in I don't know how long, and have not a single occassion to wear it for. However, it fits me, is made of beautifully soft cotton georgette lined in viscose (you would not believe the man-made fibred summer dresses out there - why good people why?) and I am unable to reproduce it at my sewing machine.
This combination does not come together often. The Boy brought out his credit card and treated me. I'm a very lucky girl.
I think these would be beautiful for any occassion this summer from picnic, to garden party, to wedding, to work, depending on the level of shoulder coverage required. Just be sure to team with the appropriate shoes. Flip-flops are utterly dress-upable these days, as long as they are suitably bejewelled, or else find some sandals with a strap around the back to hide the telling flick flack noise of beachwear from your boss.Can you hear me swish?