I bought a couple of dresses online about two years ago and shamefully haven’t worn them. Why? They were too short and revealed too much with their wrap design. I managed to sell myself the dresses by creating this Polyvore set of them… I bought the two on the left.
I figured out a way to wear them that doesn’t involve sewing or make me super hot while wearing the dress.
A cotton half top and a good old fashioned slip.
How To Lengthen A Short Dress Without Sewing
Now I don’t need to worry if the wind blows open my dress.
I only need to worry that one of my calves is larger than the other. I need a solution for that one boot that keeps falling down.
The dress is by Yumi (similar on sale!) but I would recommend you size up.
If you don’t have a slip but have another skirt, you can use that too.
I used a petticoat here.
Here I broke out the sewing machine and added two different fabrics to the bottom of the dress…
And here I added some trim and fabric.
And here some pompoms and fabric.
The weirdest thing is that about three years ago I went and shortened all of my skirts and dresses and then two years ago went about lengthening them all. I didn’t have a growth spurt either. The perception of my body is changing. Suddenly I need to cover up more.
Will I start dressing like all the elegant ladies draped in cascades of layered fabric and scarves?
Or go the distance and wear a full on burka? (AKA the black ghost.) One lady in my neighbourhood even wears black gloves and dark sunglasses with her burka. For all we know it could be these guys underneath…
Has your body image changed lately? And if so, did your wardrobe change along with it?