Strolling through the charity event eyeing the generous items available for auction, I move between many people dressed stylishly for the evening.
Some conservative, some festive, and others daytime attire.
Nearby a woman easily 6’ without heels is focusing on an item for bid. I am struck by the confidence in her carriage.
I catch myself staring. The dress she is wearing-it fits!
A woman of this height and there are no wrinkles along the back hip area where the pattern drafted hip would generally hit her higher than her natural hip!
I am intrigued! I get closer and the dress fits her the way it should, from across shoulder, to sleeve length to back length, etc. I have to know.
Striding up to her, I pardon the intrusion to say ‘I love your height!’
‘I am in the fashion business and I just wanted to know what dress label you are wearing!’ It is so rare to see a tall woman wearing something that fully fits.
As always, fashion is the universal language, so she opens right up telling me the label of the dress. The label is as I suspected. This woman’s balanced shoulder to hip gave me an indication of which design label it was.
I thanked her for her time and we both went our own way enjoying the evening.
A smile on my face.
A knowing confirmation to my observation. A well-fitting garment makes a difference. A nod to the designer.