It seems like at the moment a lot of the trend orientated shops are stocking up on smaller dresses for summer coming (it’s the same here in England) so if you want something a bit longer and more classic you may have to look a bit more up market. If you don’t have a big budget try somewhere like Saks Off 5th, or maybe Urban Outfitters, or if you do have a bit more money then Anthropologie.posted over 5 years ago
It’s weird and frustrating. Even in the winter they’re selling short skirts. I mean tights can only insulate so much body heat, ya kno? :P
But thanks!posted over 5 years ago
thats the trend. they purposely make it that short so you pretty much have no choice but to wear it with leggings. they know alot of us are normal ladies who arent so comfortable going out like that with our cabooses hanging out.
layers. thats what its all about. layers are purposely in fashion to get people to buy more.
i might sound like i’m just a wack job with crazy theories but i’m pretty sure thats what the agenda is.posted over 5 years ago
Hi Blossom, I have two ideas you could try.
Vintage skirts are generally longer than contemporary ones, even ‘60s minis that at the time were considered eye-poppingly short. If you find a vintage skirt that’s a length you think is frumpy but you like the cut, print etc, you can always hem it a bit shorter.
My other suggestion is to get creative with layering – longer skirts/dresses under shorter ones. Also, a pretty underskirt/petticoat/crinoline will add a little bit of length and the layers of fabric mean that if you bend over, no one will see anything but material.posted over 5 years ago
hey blossom89, I myself have issues with skirts, the height difference is a bit different. Im 6’2" so that might haves something to do with it but i also have a big butt. Sometimes if my skirt is a bit on the short side i will pair it with some leggings so then if i bend over you cant see through it. Usually what i have to do is get the skirt in a bigger size and then it will be a bit longer for me. Hope this helps!
Kristenposted over 5 years ago
thanks everyone!!! Great ideas and Salantha I totally agree with you. I started noticing that with tops a long time ago. It kind of sucks for ppl how live in warmer states like Florida because its just too darn hot to wear layers.posted over 5 years ago
i have no idea if this is an appropriate suggestion for your style, but i have these really beautiful 1930’s silky, lacy tap pants that i wear under questionable skirts. so if disaster strikes, i’m only showing these sort of underwear-as-outerwear shorts which i’m pretty sure i’m getting away with.posted over 5 years ago