How to wear a dress that’s too short

I guess you have a dress that you got for a present that’s cute, but just not the right length for you. Or in some strange state of mind, you bought a dress that crosses that fine line of tasteful short hem. We’ve all been there. That’s why I gathered a few tips on how to wear a dress that’s too short and still look great.

Some time ago, I ordered this black dress from Shein. I like its simple design and casual style. But it turned out to be a bit shorter than I am comfortable wearing. I do like short skirts and dresses, but the loose pattern of this dress makes me kinda look like I forgot my pants at home. Anyway, I wanted to figure out the way to wear it. So this is what I figured out when I was trying to style that dress.

 

HOW TO STYLE A VERY SHORT DRESS?

 

  • Tip #1: MAKE IT EVEN SHORTER

If you want to wear a dress that’s too short, it must not look like a dress that’s too short. So you need to shorten that hem some more. You’d like to achieve the look as if the dress was meant to be a tunic. The easiest way to do that is to put a belt or a scarf around your waist or hips. You can pick one in the same color, or opt for some bold contrast and make your outfit eye-catching.

 

  • Tip #2: DON’T FORGET YOUR PANTS

This is the obvious one. You’ll need to wear the dress with something that covers your butt. Choose jeans for the casual look. Pencil pants also go well with the tunic-like dresses and are a great choice for a more sophisticated look. Here I wear the dress with the black jeans, but I also wore it with this black and white shorts. Also, don’t be afraid to pair it with a skirt. Find out what works the best for you, but make sure it is flattering for your body shape.

 

  • Tip #3: PUT SOME HEELS ON

Unless you are very tall, you’d want to wear some shoes with heels. The reason is simple. The tunic-like dress will hang somewhere around your hips and visually elongate the whole upper part of your body. If mother nature didn’t gift you with super-long legs, high heels should achieve the balance.

 

So, what do you think about those tips? Have you ever been in the same situation and have you come up with any other solutions?

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So do you think I managed to style the dress well?

Both the dress and the black jeans are from Shein. You can find them here and here.

 

 

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