How to Make a Short Dress Work & Fancy Friday

How to make a short dress work

One of the advantages of corona, yes there are even a few advantages to it, is that I have only bought a few new clothes the last couple of months. (I did buy pre loved like this short dress though.) I wondered why that was. I don’t really feel like buying new things because you don’t go out to have lunch, dinner, do something with friends, etc that much right. Huh, but do I only buy clothes to show others? Apparently. Mm, I am a bit disappointed with myself.

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It is a bit different of course. See, I did search for timeless pre loved clothes. If I were to order something new from Zara, for example, I would probably like it less by the time we go out. Because we can go to restaurants and all, but that’s about it. We don’t go to museas, no cinemas, no theaters, and not so much going out for lunch and dinner as we used to do. I still love fast fashion, can’t help myself there, but it also gets boring very quickly. At least the trendy items do, the more timeless ones not of course. And for that I find new clothes too expensive to buy now. Does that make any sense at all?

How to make a short dress work for youblack and white outfit

This gorgeous black and white dress is actually too short for me. I am going to look more critically at my outfits because I have not been happy with them lately. So when I got this dress I thought, shit it’s too short. But I loved the dress so much. I just had to make it work. I am really in love with this reverse print. This Diane von Furstenberg dress has that too. I think that’s great. I get a kick out of such a print. If you are new here you will probably think, she is not good in her head ……

So the dress is too short. And how are we going to style it so that it looks good? With a legging underneath! But then a fake leather legging to make the look a bit cooler. Not a cotton one, that would look frumpy. I decided on wearing my patent leather ones. For  a little contrast. And then a cool military jacket over it! And the lack of length has been resolved. It works! But only with heels, ankle boots could work to if it would be cooler.

So, if you are not happy with your outfit, make it work!patent leather leggings

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77 Comments

  1. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    24th July 2020 / 18:22

    Nancy you done a great job. you look gorgeous in this dress. Your Dress over pants is a good match.

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Tina!

  2. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    I love the dress with the leggings! And in fact, I have an outfit coming up in the next week or two that is a dress with leggings for the same reason. Ha! The reverse print in your dress is fabulous!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2020 / 18:22

      Haha, that’s great! Thanks Michelle!

  3. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    I’m guilty of shopping online way too much during lockdown. I had to do something to relieve the boredom! The dress looks great with the leggings Nancy. I might try this with a shorter dress too xx

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2020 / 18:22

      Haha, yes I know what you mean! Would love to see it Laurie!

  4. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    It’s nice how you styled your dress with the trousers as you find it too short. I know what you mean about buying new clothes at the moment!

    https://www.aproposh.com

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Yvonne!

  5. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    Wow! This dress looks so cool and I love how you made it work with a pair of trousers. Love it!

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks love!

  6. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    The dress is stunning and you look really good in it. I have bought far too much online – must stop!!! Thank you so much for featuring me. Have a lovely weekend x

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2020 / 18:22

      My pleasure Penny! Have a great weekend!

  7. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    I LOVE that dress Nancy and the whole look is so cool!

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Gail!

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks!

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks!

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Kathrine!

  8. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    That is such a great dress on you and I definitely don’t think it’s too short! It does look awesome with those leggings though! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂 It’s a cold and wet winter week here!

    • nancy
      Author
      24th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Mica, it”s been wet here too but good temps. Have a great weekend love!

  9. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    Nancy, this is brilliant styling to make this dress work for you. And oh my god! The print on this dress is so freaking fabulous! I am totally in love with it! You look amazing. I haven’t bought many new things recently either because I have way too much in my closet already, but I am ready to hit the second hand shops soon! Have a great weekend, my friend.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      We haven’t got good second hand shops in the area, so I stay with my pre loved online shopping! Happy Sunday love!

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Mireille!

  10. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    What a fabulous dress! I love the print! It looks great styled with leggings!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Jill!

  11. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    My favorite way to wear short dresses! I always feel most comfortable in pants.

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      I hardly ever wear trousers, but I do like leggings! Thanks hon!

  12. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    Hi Nancy! I love this black and white dress. Great job working with what you have. I have been picking up a couple of casual summer things for home like sandals and a new pair of shorts. I’m pretty busy with the kids so even tho we are at home I still like to look stylish. 😉

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      That’s the right spirit Shannon! Thanks love!

  13. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    I’m head over heels for this look! I love that the dress is pre-loved – you couldn’t have found a prettier one if you had searched hi and low all the trendy sites in fast fashion! You say it’s too short- well you solved that problem so perfectly!! I am totally in love with the way you put it all together. Real fashionista!! Have a great weekend gorgeous xx

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Well well, that’s a great comment! Thank you very much Lucy!

  14. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    so a great combination! It’s making me start to think of my Fall/Autumn wardrobe!
    just a little worried about your heels in the pebbles though! ; )

    xo eva

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Haha, yes that wasn’t the best idea!

  15. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    Hi Nancy
    I love the dress and the dark and light portions in the pattern. You looks great! I dont think it is too short but I know it is personal comfort.
    Love the strappy shoes with this look.
    Have a great weekend!
    Jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstyish.com

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Jess!

  16. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    I love your dress! You know several of my very favorite dresses are pre-loved! Happy Friday!
    Peace!
    Cheryl
    northwestmountainliving.com

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      That’s great! Happy Sunday!

  17. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    Nancy, I love reading your thoughts!! You ARE right in the head!! Haha! This dress looks so cute with the faux leather leggings and the military jacket. What a great way to style it! I did buy quite a few things this spring as our summer lasts late into fall so I will–hopefully–be able to actually wear them out!!

    Have a great weekend,
    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Oh yes, I wish we could go out without being scared of other people again! Will that ever happen?

  18. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    Great look, Nancy! I love the cut of this dress and the bold reverse graphic flower print. I will have to try your styling trick with the leggings underneath. I have some dresses and skirts that I love, but feel they are too short for me, too. Hope you have a good weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      I hope it will do the trick for you! Happy Sunday!

  19. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    I don’t really see any upsides to Corona. OK, I might be buying less, but that’s just because I never ever shop online and shopping in real shops isn’t much fun these days! Also, even if I have been enjoying my time off work, I’d give my eye-teeth to go back to work full time, if only Corona was over and done with! That said, I am loving this cute dress you are wearing and you styled it excellently by wearing it over those fake leather leggings. The military style jacket is gorgeous too! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Ann! I am always looking at things on the positive sight! Because otherwise this hole situation would scare the s…out of me.

  20. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    Love the way you have styled this dress. Such a fab, cool look with the leggings. I haven’t been buying throughout the lockdown period apart from the odd workout item – but I have had my eye on a few items throughout which I may buy if they are reduced enough. I do love a great bargain!
    Alison xx

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Oh yeah, and now it is sale time!

  21. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    What a wonderful outfit! I found I bought a ton of clothes this year; partly because I needed new clothes after having lost a bunch of weight and partly out of boredom.

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Out of boredom! Lol. Oh how bad we are…..lol.

  22. jodie filogomo
    24th July 2020 / 18:22

    I’m all about making things work like this Nancy, and the patent leggings are the perfect answer!!
    Heck, you could even wear the dress over a skirt. I love getting creative like this.
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Yeah! Ove a tulle skirt! Why didn’t I think of that! Will try that later this week!

  23. 24th July 2020 / 18:22

    Such a stylish look Nancy!! I really love the dress and it looks so cool with this jacket. I totally know what you mean – if we buy trendy stuff now, it’ll just be out of style already by the time we can fully enjoy going out again! I haven’t been buying anything recently, either. Although I do feel like I need to refresh my closet with a few new basics.
    Hope you’re having a great day!

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Oh but basics don’t count my dear, lol!

  24. 25th July 2020 / 18:22

    Well played Nancy – I would have done the same 🙂
    Of course also a pair of tights would do.

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      No that would never give the dress the cool feeling like patent leggings do!

  25. 25th July 2020 / 18:22

    I just love your leather leggings underneath the dress! You look amazing!

  26. 25th July 2020 / 18:22

    What a very cute style hun!

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http;//mynameislovely.com

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks!

  27. 25th July 2020 / 18:22

    I love the way you styled the dress with the faux leather leggings and I really like the print too. I find it difficult to get motivated to get dressed in anything different at the moment. I must get out of this funk. xx

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Yeah you must! Just start the day by dressing up, you will feel much better and want to do it the next day again!

    • nancy
      Author
      26th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Gemma!

  28. 26th July 2020 / 18:22

    You look terrific Nancy! I love how fun this is – adding the leggings gives off such a funky , almost retro vibe! So cool!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      27th July 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Kellyann, it felt cool!

  29. 27th July 2020 / 18:22

    Love the print of this dress! I also wear leggings with short dresses or tights in cooler weather. But honestly, your dress does not look too short.

    ❤️carmen

    • nancy
      Author
      28th July 2020 / 18:22

      But without leggings it is, to me! Thanks Carmen!

  30. 27th July 2020 / 18:22

    Love how you layered leggings under your dress! And I agree, there are some good things about the lockdown—I’ve definitely been shopping less because I have nowhere to go! 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • nancy
      Author
      28th July 2020 / 18:22

      Indeed! So more money to spend on the garden en the house etc.!

  31. 28th July 2020 / 18:22

    The reverse print is so pretty on your dress. I’ve been shopping even though there hasn’t been many places to go. What can I do?

    • nancy
      Author
      28th July 2020 / 18:22

      No exactly! No where to go!

  32. 30th July 2020 / 18:22

    Oh, dang, I missed the party.

    Love your positive/negative print dress, Nancy! It doesn’t look too short for me, but I get that your preferences are for longer. You add your classic rock & roll vibe with your faux leather leggings!

    • nancy
      Author
      31st July 2020 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Sheila!

  33. 3rd August 2020 / 18:22

    That’s a fabulous dress and you’ve done a great job of styling it a bit edgier with the patent leggings and military jacket! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • nancy
      Author
      4th August 2020 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Emma!

    • nancy
      Author
      5th August 2020 / 18:22

      I am all cheering here! Thanks Michelle!

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