When I first thought about altering this LOFT skirt, I tinkered with the ideas of shortening it, slimming the sides, or even getting the waist taken in so it sat higher on my waist. I wasn’t quite sure what it needed, but I liked the skirt enough to see what my tailor could do. Here is the skirt before alterations:
See it altered after the jump.
I told my tailor all my ideas about the skirt, and she quickly said, “No, no, no. It needs to be slimmed, but that’s all it needs.” I reiterated my concern with the length because, well, I’m short, and all I ever hear is how petite women should wear shorter skirts.
And then my tailor said something to me that I rarely ever hear…but come to think of it…has happened before with similar length skirts and dresses:
She said I looked tall!
I was reminded of Petite Asian Girl’s skirt length post, and I thought that maybe I need to revisit that, and seriously take some measurements. Maybe my leg proportions work well with longer skirt lengths, and here I’ve been shortening everything all these years! Hmmm…maybe a future post?
Anyways, here is the skirt after alterations, with just a simple slimming. Much better, hmm?
I tried to wear the same outfit and make the same pose. Kinda close right?