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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:57 pm 
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Dresses are too short! At least for my work they are, where I'm bending over constantly and am not the most graceful most of the time. I'm (only) 5'8" and all of the dresses I've ordered online are pretty short, and it's too hot to wear tights or leggings.

My legs are pretty scrawny so I'm hoping showing leg doesn't really matter (and no one has said anything), but damn. Why is everything cute so short?


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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
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Ugh, yes. I have a bunch of dresses I can't wear for work because when I sit down at my desk (which I am doing 90% of the time), everyone can see my crotch.

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Big sale at Modcloth today!


I got this one http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/kettle-corn-dress-in-green-boats !

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:47 pm 
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Ugh, yes. I have a bunch of dresses I can't wear for work because when I sit down at my desk (which I am doing 90% of the time), everyone can see my crotch.


me too! stupid body, being all tall. i have to order stuff marketed as mid-calf if i want it to graze my knees.

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Ugh, yes. I have a bunch of dresses I can't wear for work because when I sit down at my desk (which I am doing 90% of the time), everyone can see my crotch.


me too! stupid body, being all tall. i have to order stuff marketed as mid-calf if i want it to graze my knees.


I'm not tall--5'4ish--and dresses are often too short for me. I don't know if designers are making clothes for twelve year-olds or if they're part of a crotch-liberation movement, but I can't buy dresses from places likes modcloth.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:19 pm 
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I dunno! It's weird. I am obsessed with Ruche and everything is borderline too short, but I figure since my legs aren't much to look at, who cares? I do a bending down test every morning to know what I have to work with. I'm probably just being paranoid because my dresses are nowhere near as short as I see some women wear, but I am not really a person who likes to wear revealing clothing.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:03 pm 
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I don't even really look at modcloth anymore cause everything is too short. The only people cutting stuff to a reasonable length seems to be work wear stores like Ann Taylor and Talbots. Maybe that's what I'm supposed to be wearing at 28 anyway, but where are the clothes for hip young ladies who don't want to show everyone their asparagus at work.


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I'm 5'3" & I have a mod cloth dress that's SO short that I'll only wear it at the beach. I love super short skirts / dresses but even I don't want to actually have my asparagus out!

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yeah literally nothing modcloth sells is long enough for me

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ditto, boober. well, wide enough too, but that's another thing.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:52 pm 
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Yeah, Modcloth stuff is really short too (and they have an AWFUL return policy for people outside the US). I find I have to order a size higher just to get the extra length, but then it doesn't really fit my frame properly.

I should really learn to sew. Ever since I turned 30 I've taken a greater interest in cute dresses.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
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ModCloth stuff is always super short. I love it, but I can't really justify spending the money on things that I'll only wear on dates to nice places. I need to be able to wear stuff to work! And as a high school teacher, even more than just slightly above the knee is too short, so basically anything ModCloth is right out. It's a bummer.

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Thessaly wrote:
How short are those Madewell dresses on? I really like them but I worry about their work appropriateness.


FYI this dress arrived, and it hits right at the top of my knee. Here's how it fits:

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It could definitely be work-appropriate on me and it's *very* comfortable. I don't usually spend this much on dresses, but I'm pleased and I think I'll get plenty of wear out of it.


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It's super cute on you! Jealous! I wish they came in a longer length as well.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
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fisticuffs wrote:
Ugh, yes. I have a bunch of dresses I can't wear for work because when I sit down at my desk (which I am doing 90% of the time), everyone can see my crotch.


I bought a dress from Modcloth for work that I also can't sit down in. I'm five foot NOTHING. I have no idea who could possibly wear that dress. I wasn't able to return it in time so it still sits in my wardrobe, where I occasionally frown at it accusingly. I would donate it, but it's so unwearable that I would just feel mean trying to hand it over to someone else.

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Pastabake, that is so flattering! You look great in it!

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:38 am 
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Pastabake, that's an awesome dress!

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I bought a dress from Modcloth for work that I also can't sit down in. I'm five foot NOTHING. I have no idea who could possibly wear that dress. I wasn't able to return it in time so it still sits in my wardrobe, where I occasionally frown at it accusingly. I would donate it, but it's so unwearable that I would just feel mean trying to hand it over to someone else.


What style is it? Can you get it altered somehow?

If I'm worried about bending over I wear this seamless short thingie over my underpants. It's like a hipster undie with more fabric (covers the cheeks ;)).

Back to dress coveting... I love this dress Heidi Klum wore on last week's Project Runway:
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But it's Vivienne Westwood so I'm not even going to bother looking up the price.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:33 am 
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Thanks, you guys!

I loved that dress on her, too, but I didn't even bother figuring out what it was.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:11 am 
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fisticuffs wrote:
Ugh, yes. I have a bunch of dresses I can't wear for work because when I sit down at my desk (which I am doing 90% of the time), everyone can see my crotch.


I bought a dress from Modcloth for work that I also can't sit down in. I'm five foot NOTHING. I have no idea who could possibly wear that dress. I wasn't able to return it in time so it still sits in my wardrobe, where I occasionally frown at it accusingly. I would donate it, but it's so unwearable that I would just feel mean trying to hand it over to someone else.

Leggings? Or is that too casual for your workplace? I am not a fan of leggings as pants but as long as the dress covers my butt I feel like that's okay.

Some stuff I am coveting from Ruche:
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Pastabake, I read the Tom & Lorenzo PR recaps, just snatched that pic from there.

Oh vijita, that last one reminds me of a dress from Pushing Daisies:
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Huge pic, so linked it. I love love love that one.

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Loving Dear Creatures, but I can't seem to find any of it for sale yet...

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I always love these style of dresses but they rarely look good on me (big boobs).

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More friendly to my figure.


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Lastly, ADORABLE. MUST HAVE.


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Lastly, ADORABLE. MUST HAVE.

Oh god, yes. Need. The other dresses with waists that look normal on people with small boobs? Empire waist on me. Nnnnnnope.


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Modcloth is usually just above the knee for me. Yay for being 5'3 and having the shortest legs ever. Suckers.


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Sometime this winter I'm gonna bite the bullet and finally get a dear creatures dress. Love all of those, bathsheba, especially the second one!


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pastabake wrote:
Sometime this winter I'm gonna bite the bullet and finally get a dear creatures dress. Love all of those, bathsheba, especially the second one!


I always tell myself that I can't wait to become a fancy grown up where hopefully I will be able to afford to have a couple of their dresses. All of them are gorgeous. Shapes and colors. Why don't other places make dresses like this!

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I'm picky about colors/prints. I usually just go with black or earthy colors, but I'm really feeling this one.

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