As a shorter woman, I always notice a skirt’s length because the right length can create the illusion of appearing taller. To elongate my legs, I like my skirts to be cut a few inches above my knee.
Check out the difference a hemline makes on a couple of my work dresses. My favorite tailor raised the hemlines on both dresses (see photos on right).
In the past, I got rid of items that had an ill-fit more often than opting for tailoring. This year, in an attempt to work with the wardrobe that I already own and spend less on new items, I am turning to tailoring to revive my existing wardrobe.
Dress 1—Kay Unger New York via Marshalls
Dress 2—Willi Smith via TJ Maxx