Here at Long Tall Sally we are all about empowering taller women and helping them find clothes they feel comfortable in. Sometimes the situations where we put a lot of care into our outfits are big events with dress codes. If you’re looking to fill the dress code at your next event, knowing what is appropriate can sometimes be the hardest part.
That’s where we come in! Whether the dress code says casual, to smart casual, business to black tie, we have created the ultimate guide to understanding these dress codes along with some styling tips and tricks to help you along the way.
Top Tips for Dressing Up Any Look
- Accessories: A simple way to elevate your look is by accessorising with jewellery, a bag or purse, and jacket. It’s an easy way to add a little personality to your outfit if you feel restricted by the dress code.
- Hair: Freshen up your style with ease by making sure your hair has a moment at your next event. Try something new with at your next special occasion, just as long as it doesn’t look unkept you’ll be fine.
- Nails: Another easy way to dress up your outfit is by getting your nails done. Of course you don’t have to go to a salon to do this, but if you wanted to treat yourself – then do it!
Outfit Ideas For All Dress Codes
Casual Dress Codes
Casual dress codes aren’t as casual as you first think. Of course you can wear jeans and a t-shirt but any ripped jeans or graphic t-shirts are a no go. There’s a still degree of formality with this dress code, but feel free to wear day dresses, shorts, and skirts that are lightweight and comfortable.
Ideal for Summer BBQ’s and Garden Parties.
This purple rib knit cami top is perfect for casual evenings. Ideal for summer evenings, this cami top will keep you cool and comfortable for an effortless everyday look. Partner with jeans and a denim jacket for a refreshing summer outfit.
Refresh your casual dress collection with this stunning maxi dress. Designed in longer lengths for taller frames, this maxi dress features super flattering horizontal stripes and is made for a soft jersey material for the ultimate comfort. Partner with sandals and a jacket for a look you can wear on repeat.
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Smart-Casual Dress Codes
Time to start dressing up a little bit more than your favourite lounge joggers. Opt for smarter tops like blouses or fitted shirts, though darker washes of denim is fine however, work smarter footwear into your outfit to even it out. Stay clear of trainers and shorts for this dress code.
Ideal for Saturday Night Outfits, and First Dates.
Bring retro vibes into your wardrobe with this stunning floral print jumpsuit. This gorgeous jumpsuit is made from a soft woven fabric with a flattering halter neck v-neckline, wide-leg trousers, and an elasticated waistband for the ideal fit. Pair with heels and a clutch bag for the perfect smart-casual outfit you can wear with confidence.
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Get heads turning in this stunning maxi slip dress at Long Tall Sally. This satin dress is designed in longer lengths for taller women and features a cowl neckline and adjustable straps for the perfect fit. Take your look to the next level with heels and a clutch bag for the ultimate going-out outfit.
Business Dress Code
Time elevate the formality of this dress code even more! You want to dress as if you are heading into an interview for this dress code. Meaning suits, formal dresses, or a blazer and smart trousers.
Ideal for in the workplace, interviews, and conferences.
Whether you’re heading into work or at an event conference, look to this stunning blue notch midi dress for the ultimate business outfit. Designed in longer lengths for taller frames, this midi dress features 3/4 length sleeves with a notch neckline and is finished in midi length. Complete the look with heels and a clutch bag for an eye-catching polished look.
Available in various colours, who says you can’t have them all?
Walk into your next function in style with this stunning tailored shirt and trousers outfit. Featuring a classic collar and long sleeves, this fitted shirt is the ideal go-to shirt for any formal occasion. Style with comfortable flared trousers for an on-trend look your can wear with confidence.
Cocktail Dress Code
Time to glam up your occasion wear this season as we are getting ready for all the events you have lined up for this summer. Occasion/party dresses are a must for this dress code, trousers and a nice top or opt for a smart jumpsuit that makes a statement.
Ideal for weddings, proms, and race days.
Refresh your occasion wear collection with this coral pink LTS frill dress. Made from a comfortable jersey fabric, this super flattering dress features a frill hem with a sleeveless, one-shoulder design. Effortlessly pair with your go-to heels and a shoulder bag to nail the cocktail/semi-formal dress code.
Look to this must-have paisley print shirt dress for the ultimate Wedding Guest outfit. Made from soft satin fabric, it features a collar, button fastenings, long sleeves and an elasticated waistband for the perfect fit against your stunning silhouette. Style with bright heels and a shoulder bag for effortless elegance.
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Formal/Black Tie Dress Code
Dress elegantly for this occasion – think long gown, cocktail dress, or tailored suit. Steer clear of scuffed shoes – now is the time to bring out the new, sparkly ones.
Ideal for formal weddings and award nights.
Look to this stunning lace midi dress for your next formal occasion. Available in Bright Pink, Navy Blue, and timeless Black, this formal midi dress is made from comfortable jersey fabric and features gorgeous lace detailing with a scoop neckline. Simply style with colour-pop heels and a clutch bag for an instantly polished look.
Update your occasion wear collection with this super flattering silver knot midi dress. Made from soft woven fabric, this must-have dress features a scoop neckline, knot front and back split hem in midi length. Effortlessly elegant, this sleeveless dress will be the perfect addition to your summer formal outfits as it hugs and flatters your stunning silhouette. Style with your favourite heels and a clutch bag for an outfit you can wear on repeat.
Looking for more tall outfit ideas? Head to our tall occasion wear collection for more trend-led outfit inspiration!
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