Autumn’s finally here – time to put away the flippy summer dresses, but it’s not yet chilly enough for the chunky jumpers, is it? There’s a definite need for some soft and comfortable in-between-ers outfits… and naturally Long tall Sally have come up with a couple of unspeakably perfect solutions.
Of course, jeans are an everyday staple for most of us. If you’ve no need for dressing for the office (I bless my life every day that working from home means I get to ‘business-dress’ on certain occasions, rather than figuring it out with bleary eyes at 7 in the morning as I did in the ‘good’ old days), then jeans will take you everywhere you need to go in the day; pyjamas are all well and good for sitting and working in, but then you have to open the door to a courier at 2 in the afternoon in red tartan snuggies, and you find you’re raising eyebrows with the DHL man.
But jeans are a tricky blighter to buy, aren’t they? I don’t think I know anybody who hasn’t found ‘their’ jeans, and stuck with them. And we all have different needs. For me, Long Tall Sally are where it’s at. Not only do I not have to buy the man’s version to ensure the legs don’t look like they’ve argued with my ankles, but they also do a high-waisted pair. Any plumptious mamas will know why this is important – after four children and a few more than four doughnuts, my tummy is not the tautest of beings. The low-cut trend in jeans sees spillage where spillage ought not to be, and I had almost given up on ever feeling confident in jeans again.
Then LTS’s ‘slimmer jean‘ strolled into my life – I’m on pair no. 2, and I’m still in love. They’re flatteringly cut, make my bum look astonishingly presentable, and (joy of joys) they wrap snuggly around my wobbly paunch and fit me all the way to my waist.
I teamed them with that delicious Paisley Print Tunic – which is a soft jersey fabric, and simply fabulous. Though it IS large – I would have been happy with the size smaller, as it swirls roomily around me.
But lookety look.
Flipping gorgeous, that’s how I feel in this, thanks for asking.
“This is the jean that streamlines your silhouette. Side seams are forward-engineered for a really slimming look, dart detail lifts the bottom, two-way stretch holds you in and hidden control panel smooths your curves. The ultimate tall woman’s jeans.”
The Long Tall Sally Slimmer Jeans can be decorating a bottom near you for £60. Sizes 8-22, and leg lengths 34″, 36″ and 38″
“Boho top in a soft drapey jersey with blouson sleeve, keyhole neckline and gold thread tassles.”
The Mono Paisley Print Top is £40, and comes in sizes Small to XL. I’m usually an 18, and am wearing the L – though it’s nice to be ‘roomy’, the Medium would fit me just fine.