Friday, February 26, 2010

Ask TJFormal: Dresses for shorter girls

Q: What kind of dress should I wear if I am short?

There are lots of options for girls who are petite. The most important thing is to get a dress that fits your body type and then alter it to your height. This might entail taking up straps or hemming if it is too long.

Short dresses work beautifully, especially if you choose a dress that is several inches above the knee. On a girl a few inches shorter, the dress would still be above the knew, just a little longer. Here are a couple that would be perfect:

Mori Lee Short Dress 9041

Faviana 2010 Prom Dress 6029

Long dresses with simple skirts would also work, as long as the dress is hemmed to the appropriate length. If you don't hem it, not only will it ruin the dress by being dragged on the ground, but it then makes the whole dress appear as if it doesn't fit you correctly. We have many, many great dresses that are easy to hem.

Blush 2010 Prom Dress 9070 - it would be easy for a professional seamstress to cut a few inches off the bottom of this dress and it would not ruin the overall style.

Paris 2010 Prom Dress 110714 - this is a full circle skirt, but it can still be hemmed since it is straight on the bottom.

Another idea is to go with a high-low hem with train. With this option, you can have the front be pretty much any length - from right below the knee to almost the ankle, and since it ends in a train, it is supposed to be on the floor. And a bonus is that you can show off your great shoes!

Wow! 2010 Prom Dress 1003 - on a shorter girl the front of this dress would merely come a little closer to the ankle - perfectly acceptable for a high-low hem.

Tony Bowls Evenings 2010 Prom Dress TBE11069 - this one has a very short front and would show off your great legs!

And of course we can't forget a great pair of heels to give you some height! Platforms are all the rage now and are perfect for shorter girls.

Alisha Hill Demi Shoe - has a 6 inch heel!! Better take some time to practice wearing and walking in these!

Coloriffics Shoe "Carnival" 843 - this shoe has a 4 1/2 inch heel and what a statement they would make!

So don't think you are doomed if you are a bit on the short side. If you need help deciding which dress works for you, don't hesitate to contact us!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! I'm shorter and always have trouble buying a dress off the rack to fit. I'll take a look at some of these suggestions.