Many months ago, I found a dress on ASOS – a gorgeous sheer lace dress.
I had it expressed shipped and it arrived in 3 days. I was mightily impressed.
When I received it, I slipped it on and omg it looked amazing. And it FELT amazing (which was the most important thing).
However, I noticed that the length of the dress looked not quite as I wanted (see photo of the left).
When I compared my photo with the photo on the ASOS website, well, it was a familiar situation. Just look at where the hemline ends on the ASOS model’s legs compared to mine!
No offense to the ASOS model – who is very hot and exotic – but she is so unusually tall! She has legs like a baby giraffe! And her arms are so looooong!
I think feel a bit sorry for her. I mean, there must be downsides to being THAT TALL? Obviously, she must fly business class, since she could never sit in an economy seat?
Anyway, as the dress sat on me, the length was pleasantly modest, and I have already worn the dress this way several times.
But I actually preferred where the hemline sat on the model in the photo – halfway up her thigh, looking like a mini dress.
Also the sleeves of the dress were an inch too long on my arm, and fell beyond my wrist when my arms were straight.
In the end, it was an easy decision. The dress was just gorgeous and I wanted to wear it again and again.
So I decided to get it altered.
I visited my seamstress to take up the hem of the dress. She also shortened the sleeves and took a bit off the hip and waist for a better fit.
All for AUD$25!
On the left is my AFTER photo.
It fits me perfectly! Happy Karen!
Unfortunately, this exact dress is out of stock now. But I did find ANOTHER black lace dress going for £45.
And I found more of those special sales for different countries again.
Find a seamstress you like!