I have once been embarrassed over a short dress and ever since, I have avoided it like a plague. If I am ever going to wear a short dress, I always ensure that there’s a free ride to and fro. And that the environment is one such an outfit can fly without judgmental looks. However, if you always consider what people will say about how you look, you’d never wear outfits you love. Personally, I enjoy short dresses because it makes me feel so chic and free like I’m 16. Sometimes, if it’s a bit too revealing, I leave those for very private events and maybe wear them indoors. I have been trying different pieces and reading up on how I can style my short dresses and feel like a superstar without judging looks.
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#1: Where are You Going To?
It would be super inappropriate to wear a short dress for a corporate or formal event, trust me, you’d feel slightly uncomfortable. Hence, it s important to consider wear you are dressing to before picking an outfit. If you ask me, I would say places like beach, picnics, hangout with your girls, movies and girls’ home visit are the appropriate places for a short dress. These are places where everyone is literally wearing clothes that show off skin or pretty short and you can easily fit in.Have you been piling up short dresses and feeling less confident about how to style them? Then read how I have styled one of these beautiful pieces. Click To Tweet
#2: The Short Dress Fit
I am not a size 8 or 10, hence, I avoid extremely tight outfits because it accentuate my shape and makes me less comfortable. Aside that, if it’s too short I am open to the risk of a shorter fit at the back because of my bum. So, instead of opting for a tight short dress, I always go for one that is loose and can comfortably take all my folds and imperfection while still giving me a chic look. The more comfortable I am, the better for me.
Sweatshirt dress from Elboogieboutique
#3: Wear Leggings or Shorts Under Your Short Dress
The first question my partner asked me when I sent him the picture was, “How would you bend down if you had to pick something on the floor?’ It’s such a genuine and necessary question because of how short the dress is. At some point, I wanted to wear a leggings underneath the dress but I thought I would be taking away the beauty and decided against that. Rather, I opted for a short underneath for more confidence. With the short underneath, I need not worry about flashing and even felt more comfortable about bending over to pick stuffs from the floor. You can also wear leggings or sheer stockings.
Last I checked though, ladies do not bend over to pick items on the floor, rather they bend over at the knee to avoid the back coming up with the forward movement.Heels can be uncomfortable and make you feel more vulnerable than you already are. Hence, wear a flat or sneakers as opposed to heels for a more comfortable and confident look when styling short dresses. Click To Tweet
#4: Choose the Right Underwear
For a tight fitted short dress, it is important to opt for seamless pants or G-strings as you do not want to get called out for obvious pants lines. These ones can ruin the beauty of your dress and a lovely evening altogether. Hence, always ensure you are picking the right underwear when matching your outfits.
#5: Layer Them
If you really feel the need to wear a short dress but don’t feel confident because of the length, then you should consider layering it up. You can go for a little longer kimono or jacket to take attention away from your dress.
#6: Style Your Short Dress with Flats and Comfortable Shoes
Heels has a way of making your legs appear longer than it usually is and if you are wearing heels on a short dress, it makes it appear even shorter. Also, heels can be uncomfortable and make you feel more vulnerable than you already are. Hence, wear a flat shoe or sneakers as opposed to heels for a more comfortable and confident look. I decided to do a chunky look for more comfort as I was visiting and also running a few errands.
You can also try wearing an ankle boot or a thigh-high boot to cover more skin for the extra confidence you need.
#7: Be Confident
The thing about styling any type of outfit is the confidence you exude while wearing it. It’s not enough that you’ve worn the outfit but how confident are you wearing it. It is important to consider your body type before wearing any outfit, be comfortable in it and pull it off with confidence.
Are you a fan of short dresses and how often do you wear them? Do you think short dresses are appropriate or not? What other tip would you add to the above list?
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