HI! I'M VICTORIA, AND I RUN FRANKIE & RUBY...

Victoria Lochhead - Personal Stylist

I love being an image consultant, and I firmly believe that once you know the rules of what to wear in terms of colour, shape and style, then you can truly shop anywhere.  Read more about our story and what makes a consultation with us a unique experience.....

THINGS MY CLIENTS HAVE SAID

“Victoria Lochhead has been an absolute saviour.  Victoria was so gentle with me and so enlightening. If Victoria can make me feel and look good, then she really can help anyone” Margaret

 

“This session has unleashed the inner me! I feel more confident, enjoy colours more & wear clothes that make me look great!” Claire

 

WHERE TO FIND FRANKIE & RUBY....

Frankie & Ruby is a personal styling image consultancy business.

 

We are based in Newbury, Berkshire, and work throughout Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, and Hampshire.  We are perfectly placed for clients visiting from Newbury. Reading, Basingstoke, Oxford, Hungerford, Marlborough, Swindon, Andover, Salisbury, Theale, Thatcham, Overton, Whitchurch, Didcot, Wantage, Abingdon, Pangbourne, Tilehurst, Streatley, Goring on Thames, Wokingham, Mortimer, Woolhampton, Aldermaston, Winchester and Tadley although clients do travel from much further afield.

 

Find out more about personal colour analysis consultations, style analysis consultations, and group days and events.

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Tall Girls - Finding Clothes that Fit.

February 27, 2017

 

Being tall is tricky.  No doubt about it.

Trousers that end up skimming your ankles, skirts that come above the knees, and sleeves that end somewhere north of your wrists can leave you feeling more giraffe than graceful.

If you have a secondary problem (such as shoe sizes above an 8 or a long body for example), then finding great things to wear that actually fit you can present quite a challenge.

 

At Frankie & Ruby, we've realised that finding a good fit is a common problem.  With most retailers cutting to standard sizing, any deviation from 'standard" (which means most of us) can result in a frustrating and challenging shopping time.

 

For tall ladies, the problem seems to have got worse because many retailers (including Topshop and New Look) are taking their tall ranges to online only.  So, where can you shop if you're looking for clothes specifically with taller proportions?   We've rounded up a few suggestions for you if you're stuck for finding a good fit for your height:

 

Long Tall Sally

Long Tall Sally don't have many UK stores, but their online selection is fantastic.  With a variety of trouser lengths, there is a lot of choice for the vertically blessed.  They also offer a variety of shoes in sizes 7 - 13.  

 

Next Tall

Next tall is great for lengths and good for wardrobe staples.

 

New Look

There's a good selection of tall clothing to choose from, much of which is similar to the fashion ranges they have in store.

 

Topshop

Disappointing that it's come out of our local shop, but Topshop Tall online carries some unusual designs 

 

ASOS

ASOS do their own range of tall items, and do have a good selection.

 

Tall Girls

Tall Girls is an online site just for tall ladies! Bliss!  And with shoe sizes available up to a 12, they're a great help if you're looking for shoes beyond size 8 or 9.  I especially like this pretty maxi dress for £69.

Other Options

Designer wear is usually easier because they tend to be cut with more length - try Hugo Boss or Ralph Lauren as a start point.

 

Second Hand

If your budget doesn't stretch to designer, or, like me, you just enjoy the thrill of the chase in finding incredible second hand treasures, then finding a great dress agency could be a good solution.  Usually peppered with designer bargains, you may just find you get the right proportions at a fraction of the original price.  To shop online, you can't beat eBay or try Oxfam Online (a personal favourite!).

 

If you'd like some help finding good suggestions for your height and shape, do get in touch.  We can offer an online personal shopping service, with our suggestions sent straight to your inbox.

 

 

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