This skirt is too short. I’m wearing it with tights and thigh high boots.
I took this skirt to the consignment store but they weren’t able to sell it and now it is back home.
I keep trying to convince myself to donate it but it is a very high quality, well made piece.
It frustrates me when I take brilliant pieces into the consignment store and they don’t sell. Don’t people recognize quality anymore?
I will freely admit, I have a hard time giving up any Anthropologie or higher end pieces.
I keep toying with the idea of taking down the hem to make it a bit longer but it seems quite complicated (ribbon hem edge) and I’m worried that the fabric will show where the hem was previously.
Instead my solution was to wear it with very opaque tights and thigh highs which is basically the same as wearing it with super skinny pants…right?
Let me live in my delusion.
Do you ever have this problem?
When you wear a skirt or dress with OTK or thigh high boots and the boots keep slipping down, resulting in “ancient elephant knee”? I already have wrinkled knees when I’m not wearing boots so when I’m wearing OTK or thigh high boots I expect my legs to look like ballet dancer legs, flawless. This wrinkled suede look was no bueno.
I came up with a DIY solution how to keep thigh high boots from falling down when wearing a dress or skirt (that isn’t as short as the one above).
If I had room I would have added ” WHILE YOU’RE WEARING A DRESS OR SKIRT” to the title.
DIY: Keep Thigh High Boots From Falling Down
You need 4″ x 2 of ribbon that matches your boots, some scissors, a sewing machine and an old fashioned garter belt similar to this one used to hold up stockings.
This method will work well for faux suede boots like mine or thin leather boots.
I sewed a small loop with the ribbon into the top of each boot at the front and the back.
If you’re stitching on leather make sure you have a strong enough needle in your sewing machine.
Clip the ribbons to the garter belt just like you would stockings to keep them from falling.
The solution worked well but the double looped ribbons were a bit too thick for my garter belt. I’ve cut the loops now and only clip a single ribbon to the garter at the front and back.
When I’m not using the garter I just tuck the ribbons inside the boots.