If you are a petite size like me, you know how frustrating it can be to get excited by a certain runway look, rush to the store to try them, only to be disappointed that they do not fit because one’s body and legs are at least 10cm too short! This was exactly what happened with my crush on Victoria Beckham’s red asymmetric long skirt from her SS19 Collection. (similar here, affordable here)
From the fashion show, this asymmetric skirt in heavy stretch fabric worn with a red long sleeve top in the same matching fabric exudes effortless elegance and sophistication. I can imagine myself wearing it on a daily basis. It is love at first sight. After trying on the skirt though, it becomes clear that not only am I too short to wear it, shortening the skirt will also completely ruin the piece! So what to do?
In this situation, the best solution is to be creative and get experimental. The skirt may be too long for me, but it turns out to fit perfectly as a strapless dress! I added a beige velvet ribbon from John Lewis, tied as a belt. The look is finished with a pair of matching beige shoes from Nicholas Kirkwood (similar here, here and affordable here), Moroccan basket bag from Hura Store (similar here, here and here), and Victoria Beckham Masculine Long Tailored Blazer (similar here, affordable here), which I also shortened into a crop jacket.
WHAT I WORE
I must admit that I am very pleased with the result. Surprisingly, I have found a perfect summer dress for my upcoming trip to the French Riviera.
Have you tried wearing long skirts as a dress, or other items of clothing in different ways?
PHOTOGRAPHER: Julia Jevzikova
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