What to wear to London Fashion Week. Actually, scrap that, what do I wear to London Fashion Week as a 6'0" tall woman? You'll think it would be ideal and that I would perfectly slot into place and look like one of the models on the catwalks (or at least the hotter older sister).
I do this every year. The issue is, it doesn't feel right, rocking along in trainers or flats if the whole outfit screams stilettos. My look must all coordinate lest I I look "off key." Gone are the days from school when a men's shirt, boys trouser and ugly black plastic things on my feet had to do. I have left those days way behind, and I think it is hardly acceptable that I be excluded from the fashion that I once modelled so gracefully for.
The move to 6"+ platforms recently has left me and other tall ladies a little left out of trend. I refuse to wear ugly shoes. Perhaps I should set a trend for going bare foot? I find my trusty low heel, white leather sling backs that maintain perfect silhouette, classy corporate and at a limited height extension. I need not tower above my peers even in their platform stilts but I will still hold myself up without bowing down to pass through the door.
In fact, I shall go to the ball. Be it trainers or heels, tall slim models like myself own Fashion Week, being tall should actually be an advantage, where this lack of confidence came from, I do not know. So during London Fashion Week I shall reclaim the throne as a tall woman and will mostly be wearing anything I want and look fabulous.
Abi the fashion blogger