I used to watch “What Not to Wear” all the time. One of those shows you could have on, but still be doing other things because you didn’t have to pay close attention to it.
The one thing I remember from the show was how often they talked about tailoring. You should always get your clothes tailored so that they looked the best on you.
I’m short. Officially 5’-3 1/2” the other day at the doctors office (I usually claim 5’-4” because it sounds better). I have never hemmed a piece of clothing before. In the case of pants I usually either wear heels, or let it drag on the ground. In the case of dresses I either wear them as is, or sometimes I will pin them up at the waist to bring the hemline up.
I finally figured it was time to tackle some of these pieces so that they actually hit me at a more appropriate place for my short stature.
Most dresses straight off the rack hit me just above or at the knees, which makes my already larger than normal legs look even worse.
Take this dress for example.
But once you shorten the hem and add some accessories…it’s a totally different look.
I can’t believe it’s taken me 3 years after owning a sewing machine to get around to doing this. Only about 50 more items in my closet that could use a little shortening……or maybe I will have to stick to heels quite a while longer!