Dresses for short and curvy gal?
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|Fri, 04-29-2005 - 12:01pm|
I'm not much of a "girlie-girl" (I own ONE skirt, and it's black) but I've recently moved to a warmer and much more humid climate and I need some summer clothes. My problem is that I'm short (5'2") with stupid-long legs (a 29" inseam). That means that I have no torso. I'm serious! My BF is 6'2" and my hips come to just a few inches below his and the top of my head barely reaches his shoulders! Plus, I'm curvy. 39" hips, 30 1/2" waist (on a good day) and 38" bust. Sigh. I love my body but clothes don't, especially dresses! I've tried the virtual model, but it doesn't seem to take my short torso into account. Anything comfortable and airy just makes my waist look big because of my bust and waist size. Tank tops are out of the question, unless I want to flop all over the place or show my bra strap, which is just tacky. I don't like really short skirts since I'm a pretty active gal and ABHOR the idea of flashing. I'm looking for a dress or top and skirt combo that will a) make me look taller, b) show off my legs without making me look like a cropped giraffe and c) is comfortable and that I can wear shopping / out to the pub / hanging out. I'm 28 years old so I can pull off some of the younger looks, but I don't want to look like I'm trying to re-live my teen years either.
Does anyone have any suggestions?