Photo Credit: Prithvi Karthikeyan
The Dellez Tall jumpsuit cuts a sleek black line while offering a flash of edgy flair. At least, that’s what I profess now, after taking the leap to debut it out on the New York scene. My flirtation with how I might wear the jumpsuit—with its wide rectilinear belt and layered angular bodice reminiscent of the Art Deco era—was a challenge just out of my comfort zone, but one I fortunately pushed myself to accept.
This foray into the world of the one-piece was initially a hesitant one: I admit skepticism that a jumpsuit might be a realistic option for me. The fact that this jumpsuit sports enough fabric to dress (most) of my 6’1” frame (with its actually long enough pants!) still amazes me. The strapless top half may not be for everyone (and I certainly did not think for me), but the sides of the bodice are structured, and the search for an undergarment option allowed for style exploration and personalization. An added lacy bralet offered textural contrast, softening the lines of the piece while offering additional security.
The subtle sheen of the fabric and the flash of the gold belt craft an air of glamour, but the jumpsuit offers the opportunity to pair a little black T-shirt and simple leather belt for a look ready for the architecture office. A denim vest could offer a casual contrast without losing the edgy vibe. The pockets are the pièce de résistance in my opinion. Subtle, smooth, and yet even occasionally utilitarian, they allowed a posture of comfort while still sculpting a sophisticated silhouette.
Now searching for the next occasion to sport such style, I’m excited to have accepted this challenge. Cheers to Dellez Tall and The Height of Style for encouraging new pursuits on the forefront of tall fashion.