Not Your Average LBD c/o Long Tall Sally

Photo Credit: Pamela McLendon I remembered something embarrassing the other day: the only true LBD I own is, in fact, a maternity dress I scooped up years ago and which, thanks to the extra length (meant to accommodate an expecting stomach), has ever since served as my main tall-ish LBD. However convincing it may be…


From Apple to Hourglass: A Dress Mavens Reveal

In adulthood, the color red scares me a bit. Mostly because it’s inarguable. It demands attention. It’s polarizing. Women tend to find other women in red threatening; men find women in red appealing, but even then, the effect is not reliable. If anything, I’ve learned about the red double-edged sword from my recent transition to blazing Titian tresses. I’m…


From Apple to Hourglass: A Cinderella Story Made Possible by Dress Mavens

When I last visited my parents, I was looking at family photo albums—particularly scanning the photos of my grandmothers and mom at roughly my age. Happily, I come from a line of pioneering, smart, and creative ladies—the women who became the first in their towns and their families to attend college, enter the professional workforce,…


The Right Size is Your Size: Celebrating All Shapes with Dress Mavens

Photo Credit: Alexandra Gavis Sometimes I go a whole day without a comment or even a stare. Most days, however, I’m unable to walk in public without getting several remarks, whispers, stares, or points from strangers. Per day. This is the case for most very tall women I know, and sometimes, especially on days when…


Dress Mavens: A Custom Fit For the Working Girl Wardrobe

How many times are tall women categorized as anything but long and lean? The other female size variations we’re used to seeing—athletic, curvy, plus sized, etc.—never seem to apply to us in the stores or online shops. Why are tall women only ever recognized in a string bean capacity (if at all)? Surely we, like…


Changing Into My True Color c/o Grettacole Boston

Happily, I have few hangups when it comes to my hair. Growing up in an artistic household (and having an open-minded mother who helped me fulfill all my technicolor dreams) I’ve always had fun with hair as self expression but not security blanket. I equally loved my buzz cut, my pixie pompadour, and even my…