My body image has changed over the last couple of years. I went through a phase about four years ago where I shortened all of my dresses and skirts. Then two years ago I decided they were all too short and went and lengthened those that I could.
I still have a few items in my closet that are too short but I like them too much to take them to the consignment store.
Such as this dress.
I bought the dress in a moment of weakness about three years ago from Ruche online just before my birthday. I like to give myself birthday gifts in advance.
Just to be prepared.
In case everyone else forgets.
Always have a back-up plan I say.
But…as you can see…the dress is short. Returns from Canada back to the States are a nightmare and cost big bucks, so I kept it.
I’m 5’4″. What does someone do that is 3-4″ taller than me? Other than catch cold.
I don’t mind the dress with opaque tights. Which brings me to my 4 easy solutions to wear a dress that is too short.
4 Easy Solutions To Wear A Dress That Is Too Short
1. Sew on a few extra inches of coordinating fabric to the bottom of the dress.
I’ve done this with skirts as well.
2. Wear another skirt or petticoat underneath.
3. Wear leggings, jeans or pants under the dress.
4. Wear opaque tights with it.
Now I realise that the solution of wearing opaque tights might not work if you live in Florida or Hawaii. Even in Toronto (well in the past anyhow when we still had the seasons Spring & Summer) with our high humidity I wouldn’t want to wear tights in summer, but right now the temps are quite cool and ideal for tights.
I don’t think this dress would be attractive with another piece of fabric added to the bottom. How I wish there were more than a half an inch hem to let down.
What do you do when you find that a dress or skirt is too short for you? Take it to the thrift/consignment store? Or try work-arounds like me?