With the multitude of little black dresses (LBDs) out there, it must be easy enough to find one to fit a body 5’10″ and taller, right?
I can tell you from vast experience—both personal and with tall clients—that finding a perfect-fitting tall black dress off the rack is a stroke of brilliant—if not divine—luck. It certainly would be enough to keep me sated and flying high on happiness for the entire year.
I’ve tried Tahari, I’ve tried Theory, I’ve tried Donna Morgan and Donna Karan and Kenneth Cole. The closest I’ve personally come to a well-fitting dress is a black Tahari sheath I picked up from Bluefly, and the fit on that thing is wonky—the waist is too short, the hip room too wide, and the hem which is supposed to hit at my knee hits 3 inches northward. What are we tall ladies to do?
Sarah Vain and Tall. A play off of Patricia McLaughlin’s title “Sarah, Plain and Tall” as well as various competing stereotypes about tall women, Anne Shea, the stunning one woman wonder behind Sarah Vain and Tall, designs high-quality tall clothing that will make any vertically-blessed lass look like a million bucks. Her line currently consists of four gorgeous, classic dress shapes in figure-friendly stretch knits and cotton sateens—including a LLBD (long little black dress) and a black and white polka dot number that will satisfy even the most whimsical of tall ladies.
Consider Anne Shea’s dresses investment pieces. We all need that perfect LLBD for dressing up and dressing down and taking to work, and once you consider cost per wear and the perfectly-tailored fit of these dresses—their relative cost is downright reasonable.
Though Sarah Vain and Tall is based in Melbourne, Australia, Shea offers international shipping PLUS hassle free returns—wonderful for tall ladies worldwide!