Friday, June 12, 2009

Fixing a too-short dress and Prize Winner #2

I am often afflicted with the "too-short" condition. This applies to both tops and dresses...and skirts, now that I think about it.

I am blessed/burdened with a long torso and upper body. My butt is round and sticks out and is placed fairly low on my body. My legs are very short, yet my thighs are very long in comparison. This makes for all sorts of wardrobe problems. Dresses are shorter on me because the fabric is still covering my torso when it should be covering my butt - and of course, the mountainous detour it has to take to get over my rear shortens it up quite a bit in the back. Skirts that should go to abouts the knees are invariably shorter on me because of my long thighs, and of course, the buttaral region :)

So I bought this tunic/dress and thought I could make it work. Nope! Too long for a top and too short for a dress. So I just tucked it inside a drapey skirt, added a belt for emphasis and huzzah! Dress becomes shirt. I know this isn't a new concept (in fact I did this in my MUSE post) but whatever!

That said, I did end up giving away the dress at the clothing swap to the lovely Hannah, whom I'm sure could make it work with leggings (I'm not really a legging person).
















Dress/Tunic (tucked in) + feather earrings: Forever 21; Skirt + Belt: ASOS; Shoes: Te Casan


Aren't the shoes darling (please don't let me horrible feet detract from them). They were limited edition "Liu" (as in Lucy?) pumps by the now recently defunct Te Casan. I saw them on Bluefly last year and had to have them...so unique, patent leather, normal leather and a metal, crackle finish heel. I wore them last October to my bf's concert and danced my ass off, causing one of the shoes to be looser around the heel and side which makes for some instability as I walk. Even after a trip to the cobbler (where he actually found other problems with the shoe), they still aren't perfect but hopefully I will brave enough to wear them outside again.

Ahhh right...winner number two time!

Bella, was the wonderful first winner who picked out the Love Yaya dress, which means winner gets to choose between the remaining dresses (check a few posts back for the pics).

And the winner (#2) is....
Zombie Lace! Congrats!! Please email me your dets with your choice of the Forever 21 dresses!!

I will announce the final winner tomorrow!

Oh, btw...IT'S FRIDAY :D



YAAAAAY!

24 comments:

Shannon said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous shoes.

And I have that same long torso problem, which is always a pain. I've been searching for a full piece bathing suit but having a hell of a time because everything is way too short and looks shrunken on me. The biggest pain ever!

Couture Carrie said...

Love your solution! You look fabulous, and I love your hair pulled back like that!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. You gotta get some shorts, stat!

shopgirl28 said...

I like the top. The square neck cut is gorgeous.

Eyeliah SS said...

oh it still looks good on you too!

geisharock said...

You look absolutely stunning, love the red lip! I have the shortest torso ever but that doesn't stop me trying to wear everything haha :) love the shoes... i always love your shoes! xoxo

Odette said...

Thanks for you comment(s) yesterday, I just needed a freak out vent and it's nice to feel the love! :)

I love the short dress solution. You look amazing (like always!)

Mary said...

he he, I am lovin' those fab shoes!!

proudly says, said...

my dear, i love the shoes so much!
it's so cute and stylish

by the, your pictures are beautiful too.
may i know what type of camera you're using? thanks

The Clothes Horse said...

That last picture is so fun.
I really like your drape-y skirt. What is it with shirt/dresses lately? The way some people refuse to wear pants or a full dress is beginning to get laughable.
P.S. The pictures were actually taken at Puget Sound.

Write Me Beautiful said...

I love the skirt... my new thing are pockets in skirts and dresses. They make life convenient.

Annie said...

I love how those shoes have a vintage look :) The dress looks great as a top!

OceanDreams said...

What a fabulous idea! That dress is darling...you look gorgeous as well!

Sher said...

Such unique shoes! Love em!

Great solution to keep a pretty piece around :)

OmnisLucis said...

you look glamorous in that outfit and the lipstick. and your shoes are so flashy!

Erica said...

I can tell that you definitely know your body and you definitely dress to make yourself look amazing. I would have never guessed there was anything wrong with it! Also, those shoes are adorable, I love the crackling on the heel.

ZombieLace said...

I have to say those shoes are SWEET! And YAY I WON!! I pick the sprouts tunic F21 dress. What a great way to kick off my weekend :~) My email address is zombielace@gmail.com

STARR said...

The look is so nice on you! I love how you look with the belted waist :)

dapper kid said...

The print of that dress/top is so lovely, and I adore your skirt! And oooh and the shoes look amazing :)

Anika said...

Hmmm, thats a pretty effective solution...especially when it results in you looking so damn fab.

Adore how you paired it with that wonderful skirt...love the slouching....and those wicked shoes.

Have a lovely week bella

caroline said...

wow, your dress is fab! i believe that is one of the prettiest dresses i've ever seen! you're lucky!
xx

Anthea said...

Cute dress and shoes :)

Amber said...

Your hair is amazing in these pics - and the dress looks great as a top! I'm also cursed with the long torso, so even although I'm fairly short, it's hard to get stuff to fit and the waistline is always wrong. I'm also finding at the moment that everything is cut super-short anyway - I keep ordering dresses and skirts and having to send them back because if I bend forward AT ALL I flash everything - aaargh!

Alice said...

i defffinitely have that problem - a long torso (plus long legs for that matter) = cute dresses sometimes become INDECENT dresses on me :-P

Vegas Princess said...

Those are some great shoes! Hope you can wear them more often. :)