A Dress Fit To Travel the World In c/o Leota New York

The first thing I did in my Leota Sweetheart Dress was ride my bike to work. Its simple design means a few things: no bulk, no pleats, no frills. There’s nothing that gets in the way of being active, and nothing that makes sitting still feel stiff and constricting. Its length (at 40″), too, is…


A Sweet Dress Fit for the Tall and Slim c/o Leota New York

Photo credit: Joseph Ash The last days of October are always my favorite: it is when my birthday, my sister’s birthday, and many of my friends’ birthdays and wedding anniversaries happen—all capped with the beautiful oranges and reds of fall foliage. I have always preferred cool weather, and fall is my ideal season. Working in…


A Tall Jersey Dress That Takes Average to Above Average c/o Leota New York

“Average” is a loaded word, rife with etymological associations dating back centuries to describe damages, arithmetic means, and mediocrity (with a slightly more sonorous tinge). Average, to me, has historically been territory to be avoided at all costs. But despite all its semantic baggage, I am fine with having my body type called “average”. It is a…


A Tall Man & His Suit: Egara Off the Rack

Earlier this year, I was asked to do my first fancy charity auction. It was a formal affair and a suit was requested. I panicked a bit I haven’t had a suit since my Confirmation in 1998. I also hadn’t started doing The Height of Style so I was left to my own devices and…


Exclusive Q&A with Leota’s Sarah Carson, Mistress of the Flattering Jersey Dress

It’s always a special moment when you talk to an amazingly innovative entrepreneur and feel like you’re catching up with an old friend. Sarah Carson is one of those business owners. Sarah is the design-management-marketing triple threat behind Leota—a line of impeccably crafted, flattering, and on-trend jersey dresses designed and handmade here in the U.S. (in New York…

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Tall Jersey Dresses for Every Figure from Leota New York

I first discovered Leota New York in my own shopping. Feeling more myself in dresses, I am constantly on the lookout for hems that trail lower on the racks, online product descriptions with length measurements of at least 38”, and elegant but easy care fabrications. As I was browsing this past year, I came…