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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Closet Reality-I'm Too Short For This Dress

So, it's interesting what a photograph actually shows you. (Mirrors lie.)   Like the fact that this dress isn't really doing me any favors...


  At least not at this length.You can't tell, (or maybe you can,) but the dress is pleated, which always adds a little extra at the waist and hips.  And combined with the length it makes me look a little dumpy frumpy...
So the question now is, do I shorten it?  I really do think that losing 3-4 inches might make all the difference but I really don't have the patience to alter pleats right now...Is it even worth the real estate in my closet?

So tell me, alter the dress and keep it or set it free to someone taller than me?

Anyway, I really like the old school Christian Lacroix broach that I'm wearing at my neck.  (Sorry about the poor photo quality!)  I received it a few years ago as a Christmas gift, and I don't wear it often enough!

J.

7 comments:

Style Journey said...

Mirrors do lie sometimes. I had this issue last week. I like the dress, but I can understand the issue about the length. Maybe try it with nude colored heels? You know how they are supposed to elongate your legs. Maybe? Heather

Fabrizia said...

You look really so nice!
Come back soon to visit me on Cosa Mi Metto???
Win a lovely fuchsia clutch from Nerocipria!!

Nathan Moy said...

I like that hint of purple pink color as a belt peeking in the look, very cool dash of color! <3 I've just post up my first ever LAYERING post with step-by-step images of provoking layers! I credit the provocation to the Stella McCartney SS13 Perspex Sandals but still, do tell me what you think! ;)

xx The Provoker
http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/03/assemble-ensemble.html

FAIIINT said...

I totally agree about mirrors! It's amazing how many things I've worn since starting the blog & thought they looked awesome, only to go & take photos & realize the truth! Hah! I would definitely shorten the dress, the top half looks really good on you, but a shorter length would definitely be more flattering :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

What about a tailor? Do you think you could find someone to hack off a few inches for a good price? If so, I'd go for it! :)

Tallia said...

i like the look of the print! It's really different! It is a definite head-turner!

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Shybiker said...

I agree -- it's a bad length for that shape. Shortening it is necessary. If you don't want to do the work yourself, how about asking a tailor or seamstress-friend? Even with pleats, hemming it would be easy (and cheap). Also, I second Heather's suggestion about nude pumps to create a longer leg.