Have you ever noticed that the items that come in tall (petite, too, probably) seem to fall into the “basics” category? Button downs, denim, work dresses, blazers, dress pants. Just the necessities. Don’t get me wrong, they are necessities for a reason and those categories should be prioritized before all of the extras, because that is the smart way to shop.
Rarely do I find a dress like this one, part of a brand’s specialty collection, that comes in tall. It has scalloped detail. It is neoprene. Neither of these things tend to be associated with the notion of a timeless piece. But that is the fun of it!
Never splurge on items that are not wardrobe staples. Granted that the concept of splurge versus budget is relative, this dress has been markdown below the threshold that I consider a splurge with an additional percentage off. Cha-ching!