I have a confession to make.
I freakin’ LOVE Marks and Spencer.
Right, hear me out on this one. There really is more to M&S than Percy Pigs. It’s actually an accessory haven for tall women. Yes it is.
I’ve already blogged about its amazing tights (the “extra-large” fit my 36” legs perfectly with even a smidge of stretch left). This season I’m after the banded (very Cheryl) and mock-stocking styles.
Banded and Mock-stocking Tights, both £9.50
Another confession: I have MASSIVE hands. And they’re a nightmare to find gloves for. I’d recently been looking for a pair of wrist-length, super lady-like leather gloves for winter, but most I’d found couldn’t stretch the length of my fingers. These M+S cuties (available in an assortment of colours, but I rather like the mulberry) fit me in a Large and will ward off the frostbite in style.
Luxury Leather Gloves, £29.50
You might even be able to squeeze into some of their generously-sized shoes. If you’re a UK size 9, then it’s possible that some of their size 8 shoes (particularly boots) will fit. It’s certainly not the case with all of them, but last year I found some lovely military-style heeled boots and a pair of silver ballet pumps that fitted the bill. Worth an occasional look.
All the Tall things reader Eleanor is also a fan, writing on the ATTT Facebook page yesterday; “M& S Autograph Collection have fabulous chunky knitwear with really long sleeves”.
So I’m not the only one 🙂
Bow Cloche Hat, £18
And while it might not strictly qualify as a “tall fashion find”, I NEED this hat in my life. Totally gorgeous for autumn but also perfect for the “Downton Abbey” themed fancy-dress party I’m throwing this Christmas (over-the-top? Moi?!). I think it’s got a touch of Lady Mary Grantham about it. And I didn’t look remotely stupid taking a photo of myself wearing it in M&S. God no…
So there you go. I rest my case. M&S can be sexy. And they offer international delivery too.
Anyone else craving Percy Pigs now?