Do you ever feel like some of your dresses and skirts are seriously dragging or fraying at the bottom? For anyone under like 5’5 (like me stacking in at 5’2.5 – and yes the half inch matters!!) maxi dresses can be a little bit of a struggle when it comes to length. I almost always had my mother be my personal seamstress because I do not have the patience when it comes to hemming a dress! I always hated feeling like I would trip over one of my favorite dresses.
Thankfully, I discovered a fun little hack to lift up the bottom of my maxi/midi dresses to add some function + style to a dress! I do this by tying a knot at the bottom of my dresses (I normally go for the dead center, but you can always try an off to the side look as well!) This brings a unique style to a skirt or dress and prevents any tripping, if you’re clumsy like me!
Pro Tip: Make sure to untie the knot before washing, so it doesn’t get all wrinkly in that area.
This yellow dress from Free People is a must have this summer! It almost gives a set feel without it being two separate pieces. I love when a good pastel isn’t see through as well. It comes in five colors, I’m wearing Pineapple Balm, which is basically sunshine in dress form!
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I paired it with my favorite Steve Madden wedges, which is another hack I use to show off my shoes in any midi/maxi look! I normally prefer wedges or platforms, rather than a classic stiletto heel, for more comfort! I’m normally a standard size seven and am wearing the blush color wedge! I love that you can play up any platform or wedge as dressy or casual. It’s a great transition from work to a night out! As the shoe of the season, I’ve added a lot of platforms to my closet as well, see my favorites below.
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