Give Your Dress the Slip: Adding Length to Too-Short Dresses7.28.10
I hate to admit, but I’m a big fan of Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on The Today Show. That back-and-forth banter! Hoda’s eye-rolling when KLG’s not looking! Their constant drinking. Really, they’re my heroes.
Anyway, they brought out beauty editor Bobbi Brown today who gave a really great tip on how to lengthen dresses that are too short. Oftentimes, we find dresses that are really adorable but are about three inches too short and simply scandalous when trying to sit, especially if you’re tall. Bobbi’s tip? Add a half-slip to peek out from under the dress. This simple idea that hearkens back to what our mothers and grandmothers wore makes formerly unwearable dresses versatile and unique.
Take this Lavender Sachet dress from Lulus: it’s flowy, feminine and only 32 inches from shoulder to hem.
Add this 17 inch flounce slip from Farr West and you’ve got a little more length and a little more style.
Mix and match slips for different looks. And of course, this idea only works on flowy loose-fitting dresses. So give your too-short dresses the slip and transform them into something sweet and wearable!