While thrift shopping, do you often pass on buying those frumpy looking midi dresses? I admit that most of the time they do not have any hanger appeal. Plus they can be a bit tricky to see the vision on how to wear them. They are so comfortable and perfect for the season. So here a few tips on how you can make that frumpy dress look more sultry!
WHAT I WORE
Dress $5- Santiage (Park Avenue Thrift Duluth)
Shoes $28- Michael Kors (Island Thrift Brentwood )
Purse $5- Louis Vuttion (Goodwill Johns Creek)
Choose the right length- Select a dress and pay close attention to how it fits you. A midi dress by definition is one with a hemline falling halfway between the knee and ankle. A good tailor can alter your dress and make the look just right. Petite women will look their best in midi dresses that hit just over the knee. While taller ladies, like myself can wear them longer.
Select a style that buttons down the front- Midi dresses (and skirts), especially with a bold print and buttons down the front are more stylish and less frumpy. You can keep the top button unbuttoned to show a little cleavage, while leaving the bottom few unbuttoned to show a little leg.
Wear tall heels- Tall heels will help elongate your legs, making you look taller and leaner. Plus it will combat the frumpy look. To really amp up this look, add a pair of chunky heels for an unexpected style statement.
Is the midi dress on your thrift wish list?