I suffer from long back disease, which means that my back is disproportionately long for the rest of my body. It’s a massive bummer, meaning that jumpers and t-shirts are always too short and you can pretty much forget ever finding a jumpsuit that doesn’t switch you in half at the most critical point.
So I am rejoicing hard at the availability at the moment of tabards, which are long tunic-things which come down at the front and the back – to most people’s knees, but on stop at around the top of my thighs.
It is hard, when you have long back disease, to find sweaters that come down this far and there is something more streamlined and chic about this sort of tunic (with small slits at the sides so that one can nonchalantly slip one’s hands into one’s pockets without a large bunching of sweater up round the wrists) than a bulky sweater. You can also wear it over a long or short sleeved t-shirt which will give the crucial “layering” effect that tedious fashion douchebags are always going on about. (To whom I am total craven nevertheless).
If you have followed my advice and gone for a pair of pleather leggings then a tunic or tabard is particularly handy as they will eliminate the awful front/back view of anyone vaguely normal while wearing such things.
The one in the photo above is this one from TopShop and I love it a lot. Isabel Marant has done something similar, but hers stops at the waist, which for the above-mentioned reasons, even if I could afford it, would be no good for me.
Me too, although to be fair at six foot, it’s more of long everything disease. Just discovered the XXLong jeans at Next though – amazing. Also, can’t beat some of the H&M pregnancy tshirts for length, in that they just added a few inches to the hem length rather than cutting them for actual pregnant people!
Still rocking the All Black look! You may suffer from long back disease, I’m afflicted with short arm syndrome. Being a size 6-8, I often buy childrens clothes. Age ten is about the youngest I can safely go without getting short arms and legs. Which is a total pain as ten year olds these days are apparently very big so the result is I have quite a few lovely tops that only go down to mid arm or an inch or so before they reach the wrist.
Oooh! Perfect for me as I too have long back disease despite being 5ft 4. The only advantage of this is that I can touch my toes with my legs straight in the gym which makes me look super bendy and fit.
We have TopShop too here in jersey so I’m going to get one immediately as all the other shops are shit.
OR TopShop online? Do they deliver there? (sorry such a rude question really)
They do! You’d be surprised who won’t: Gap, M&S, Zara for example.
With the pleather leggings is brilliant! I’ll look like “fashion mom” but really wearing stretchy pants.