Make a flawless summer/autumn transition with stripes POSTED BY LTS Lindsay 09.10.11
It’s not often that the hottest new-season trend is also a wardrobe stable, but judging by the amount of nautical Breton-stripes and Missoni brights on the SS11 catwalks (and not forgetting a ringing endorsement from a certain Muiccia Prada), stripes are set to make their mark as the perfect trans-seasonal style solution for big and tall girls. From work-ready jackets to on-trend knitwear, read on to earn your fashion stripes the Long Tall Sally way. Our favourite way to work the trend is by pairing our chic fitted double-breasted Jersey Blazer (in on-trend camel and navy blue stripe) with either our smartly fitted pin-stripe trousers – for a classic boardroom to bar combination – or slim line skinny jeans (a trouser style that a tall girl can always pull off best) for a laid back off-duty look. Talking of denims, every style in Long Tall Sally’s denim collection has been refined to suit the long-legged, big and tall girl figure, which means, as well as no half-mast hemlines, the entire range features figure-flattering style accents to deliver a slimmer hip, perkier bottom and flatter tum. We’re going to be indulging our new-season clothes lust with the new Fenchurch Flares: a softly creased and gently flared indigo jean with a fashion-forward wide-leg and wide waistband – a perfect match for our new Button Shoulder Stripe Jumper – a flattering crew neck knit with nautical-inspired stripes and shoulder buttoning detailing. But stripes don’t have to be reserved for daytime. In fact, Hollywood has been flooded with stripes of late – whether it’s Heidi Klum at the launch of her new website, wearing Isabel Marrant striped Capri-pants dressed up with sling back platforms, or Jennifer Hudson with a blue and black striped Issa number on the red carpet – big and tall girls are rocking the stripe trend to perfection. This multi-stripe printed Jersey Cowl Neck Dress (with a clever integral camisole lining) would definitely make an impact teamed with black opaque tights and a statement bracelet, such as the multi-strand Silver Ball Bracelet. The gentle cut of the dress, designed to gently skim – not cling – over curves, ensures that you’ll feel a million dollars too.
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