I’m short. Not unusually short, but short enough that the lengths of long dresses frequently don’t suit me off the rack. I figured out how to address the issue today, and triple a dress’s versatility!
I ordered this dress from Asos in August. Its length is perfect for my rarely-worn heels, but drug on the ground when I wore flats. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to hem it, or only wear it with heels, so it lived on a hanger.
While reorganizing our closet again this morning (seriously, unemployment may be making me crazy) I rediscovered it. I felt silly for letting what I thought would be a wardrobe staple sit unworn for months.
Unable to make a decision again, I put it on anyway to start get my money’s worth. I went about my day for an hour or so, shuffling my feet, and managed not to fall on my face.
I had to go outside and feed the horse and ducks. I didn’t want to drag the bottom through the dirt, so I tied it up before trudging through the mud. Half way through my chores it donned on me that I had stumbled on an effective solution!
I re-knotted the hem a bit lower and more neatly, and am pleased to say I found a solution to my hemming dilemma! Next time I might try tying the knot at knee length and in the middle for a subtle high-low look. That makes three dresses for the price and storage space of one!
I hope this comes in handy for the other members of the vertically challenged club. Tall people, you’re more than welcome to try it too.
If you want a me to show you how I did the knot, let me know and I’ll update this post later. My lower arms are covered with poison oak at the moment and I don’t want to gross you out. On that note, I’m going to go buy some Technu to prevent this misery from happening again.