Tall women of the world … there’s a new clothing brand arriving in our community very soon, and we are all in for a treat.  Shpala, founded by my fellow Tall Guides contributor Inna, will be releasing their first capsule collection in mid 2017, featuring six dresses.

The entire collection is designed and manufactured in New York City, a place where women often gravitate towards one type of dress for every occasion in their lives, the LBD.  That’s right, these six dresses included in the first Shpala capsule collection each muse on the classic little black dress for a myriad of occasions that women encounter throughout their busy weeks.  Inna’s designs are a fresh take on this timeless and elegant piece, and each dress couldn’t feel more fabulous.  While her brand focuses on luxury pieces, the plush materials (like 100% silk lining), attention to detail and structure of each dress is worth every penny.  


Inna designed two professional dresses for working women in the collection, one that features long sleeves with a frame-hugging silhouette and oversized gold zipper, and the other with a crew neckline, elbow length sleeve, and material that moves with you while you balance a busy work day.

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Another essential in every woman’s wardrobe, these two dresses are ideal for happy hour or date night.  The first, a sleeveless sheath, with dramatic zipper detail along the back, is a bit shorter in length and slightly flared in the sleeve of this playful dress.  The second, which is a perfect mix of elegant and flirty, features a deep v-neck in both the front and back of the dress with an a-line cut and enclosed pleat along the front hemline.

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The final two pieces in the Shpala collection are impeccably designed statement dresses that will undoubtedly capture the attention of anyone in the room.  I’ve cropped these photos a bit tighter, because you really should see the full pieces during Shpala’s release to feel how special both of these dresses truly are.  The long sleeve button dress with plunging neckline and sexy length is NYC glam all the way.  And my favourite piece in the collection, is the second statement dress (aka the evening dress) with a tank-top neckline and overlaying lace skirt that feels feminine yet chic.

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Stay tuned for launch details, and be sure to follow Shpala.  I am eagerly awaiting the launch of this collection and wish Inna much success over the next few months as she prepares for the release.