Sunday, 6 March 2011

Keep or return: ASOS dress

Normally, if I buy something, I am 100% committed to it before I leave the shop, soul mates even. With this dress though, I'm really not sure. I picked it up at my favourite charity shop, along with a pair of rather amazing black patent sling-backs [Yes I am a 90s flashback!] but I'm torn... I LOVE the colour and the shape but the one thing putting me off it is the length. I am only 5'4" and this hits me at the most unflattering point on my leg. I just really like it so I'm asking for your opinions! 

Is it just the way I have styled it? Can I pull off this tricky mid-length with just a kitten heel or do I need to ear higher heels? I need your help guys! 

Should I keep or return this dress? 
P.S. The charity shop doesn't have a changing room so you have a limited period to bring stuff back if it doesn't fit or look right!


Sarah said...

I think you need to get a few inches taken off it then it will be fabulous! It's just the length that stops it being very flattering. Love the colour :) xx

MessyCarla said...

I love the fit of the dresss, but I'd have it taken up a few inches. I always have this problem with vintage dresses, especially from the 70s and 80s, they're always waaaaay too long. But my local dressmakers does mine for a fiver! :) xxxx

Anonymous said...

Agree with the other 2! Just take it up to kneelength I think then you're all set. xx

FromGemWithLove said...

Yeah totes agree, a tad shorter and it will be divine, love the wine colour xx

Sherin said...

Hmmm, it's a pretty dress: No denying that! The length does look a bit awkward (I'm short so I undestand, lol). How about shortening it yourself??? A few inches shorter and it'll look great.

Penny Dreadful said...

Keep, it looks amazing on you x

Maria said...

Thanks guys, looks like I am getting a couple of inches taken off it :) Does anyone know anyway that I can do this myself or is it easier to get someone else to do it?

Maria xxx

Harriet said...

Bit late to the party but I agree with the above! I don't think yuou should be put off the midi length - a great A-line midi skirt would suit you really well in my opinion, but this dress is more clingy and I agree with the others - it would siut you more if it was about knee high.

I am no good with a needle so I always take my clothes to the local drycleaners to be altered. This costs about £20 though, which could easily buy you a dress or two more, so unless you are totally in love with the dress it might be better financially speaking to have a go at it yourself.

Good luck!

Winnie said...

It's a gorgeous colour and I have to say that since it's a charity shop buy- at least you can be thankful you didn't pay full price for it. Having said that, I'd be tempted to hack off a few inches like everyone else has suggested!

Helen said...

Yep I agree with everyone else, a few inches off the length and it'll be perfect! Very joan holloway.

Maria said...

Harriet- I am definitely going to try and embrace the midi length skirt but will definitely get this one shortened!

Winnie- Yeah I think I am going to shorten it to knee length :)

Helen- Aww thank you, definitely gonna have it shortened!

Maria xxx


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