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Wednesday, 27 June 2012




Sometimes, clothing just doesn't quite work out the way you plan.  In this instance, what I thought was a perfectly respectable length shirtdress on the hanger turned out to be quite indecently short when I got it home and tried it on.  I think H&M has caught New Look-itis.  I am all of 5 feet 2 inches tall - dresses should not be short on me.  I will perhaps forgive it if they're verging on the tunic side of things but this is a shirt dress.  There is no possible way it's meant to be crotch length and especially not on someone my height.  How do you taller people cope?!

Anyway, I didn't want to take it back.  It is a fab addition to #wardrobezoo, so it's staying.  All I needed to do was tuck it in and turn the belt into an impromptu headband.






Top - H&M sale
Blazer - Warehouse via Oxfam
Skirt & ring - Primark
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins

19 comments:

  1. I'm a full two inches taller than you and I find that dresses are too short. I don't have a problem with flashing my legs but some times I just want something longer. That's a cute top.

    Caroline
    xxx

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  2. I'm 5 foot 2 too, and wonder how people taller manage. So many of my dresses are verging on indecent without tights.

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  3. It's awful - even the so-called 'Tall' dresses are too short. I'm thankful for the midi trend which means I now have some knee length dresses!

    The shirt is lovely though and you've been very resourceful - well done! :D x

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  4. I'm 5'7 so this would be indecent on me! So hit and miss on the sizing H&M, which is a shame, as they have some great stuff there.
    Love the print, and the 'headband'
    x

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  5. It looks great tucked in and what cute bunnies!

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  6. I love the top-looks fab tucked in and what a cute print! definitely a keeper :)
    Love Amie
    www.creditcrunchchic.com

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  7. I love the print! I'd like to see it in it's full length cos I'm nosy. i'm not impressed if H&m decides to go too short now as well.

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  8. Love this outfit. I tried on the rabbit dress too, it was beyond indecently short and I'm a small 5ft2 too

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  9. Even with the length it still looks riveting on you! I love tucking my tops into skirts also. Classy outfit and I want that ring!

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Oh yes, I tried on that shirt dress and found it to be more of a shirt, too x

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  11. The inch loss is your gain, loving the 'shirt' with your maxi skirt, looking very swish madam. I really struggle with length on things, and at 5 feet 5, I'm not *that* tall either.

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  12. I think designers are deluded when it comes to dress lengths! It looks lovely as a top though! Xo

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  13. Awesome print! I just ordered a dress from Topshops Tall range and had to return it cause it was too short! Even the girl in the shop agreed, I'm having the hardest time finding a summer dress long enough this year... :)

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  14. H&M stuff is really short! I am 5'7 and sometimes it's indecent!
    This print is so cute though, I would keep it too =)
    xx

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  15. The lengths of some things are crazy. I am sure they think we should all walk round flashing our pants!

    At least you managed to create a supper cute outfit out of it still.

    X x

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  16. I know what you mean about things being too short, I think it's because they forget there needs to be enough material to go over your bum as well!

    Maria xxx

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  17. Love that you kept it and made it work another way. The (hem)line between dresses and tunics certainly seems to be blurring.

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