Monday, October 31, 2011

Take two [outfit]

W118 by Walter Baker dress from Off 5th - 2011 - $30 on clearance / Gap blazer - 2005 - $40? / Enzo Angiolini pumps from Piperlime - 2010 - $35 on sale

Just popping in with this outfit since I wore it last week. (More guest posters to come.)

Now this is more of what I had in mind when I bought this dress. It's a little on the short side, but I could see this outfit working great at a casual networking hour or on a date. I've always extolled the leg-elongating magic powers of a knee-length pencil skirt, but this shorter length is pretty flattering, too. Dilemmas, dilemmas.

What is the most flattering skirt length on you? How do you figure?


  1. I love this dress on you! It is perfect with the blazer!

  2. This outfit is beautiful! I love the contrast of colors, and I don't think the skirt is overly short. :)

  3. Love the dress! I think the length looks great, especially for date night or casual networking as you say. I try to avoid anything below the top of my knees since I don't need any help looking short... And I think a little shorter than knees can be more flattering, especially with knee-high boots - if a little more leg actually shows, I think it makes my legs look longer!

  4. Love this dress on you- perfect length if you ask me!

  5. I think you took what could be a fabulous party dress and totally toned it down enough for a work environment. The length looks good to me. I try to balance the length of my skirts at work with whether or not I can comfortably sit in a meeting. I use the same idea to judge if a shirt is too low cut.

  6. I love the skirts that end just above the knee, I find them the most flattering for my legs)
    Love the dress - so many great colors together <3

  7. love love the dress on you, and the pattern is very colorful too, just how i like it.

    I love pencil skirts, just the ones that fit like a glove.

    xo Nav

  8. love the dress, what a bargain!

    i usually wear skirts a little above the knee. i'm on the short side so long skirts (maxis) tend to make me look frumpy. if i wear heels, then i will wear skirts that fall below the knee.

  9. @ Robin - Thanks!

    @ Christine - Yeah, it definitely isn't too too short, but it is shorter than a lot of my dresses. Now that I'm running, though, I find I'm eager to show off my legs. I've been working hard! :)

    @ Triskelos - That's a great length! So versatile, too.

    @ Donna - Yes! I'm so with you on how the shoe affects the length of the skirt. I do think that some maxis (depends on fabric, style, volume) can look really nice on a petite figure. I'm only 5'4 (not really petite but not tall either), and I looooove my maxi dress.


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