Changing a high-low hem gown to become office appropriate
I got this high-low hem velvet dress for the Forty Below Ball that took part in January. Since the ball was not announced as black tie I picked a dress that would be “formal” enough to fit the dress code at the ball, but that I could change to get more wear out of it (see photo below). In a small town like Fairbanks, the people attending a ball are more or less the same crowd. Thus, you can’t wear the same dress to a ball twice.
In this post, I share with you how to shorten a high-low hem yourself.
The following infographic shows in photos and instructions how I shortened the dress.
Styling a velvet wrap dress for work
Since velvet is a trend right now, it is easy to wear the shortened gown as a wrap dress at the office. All you have to do is to keep the accessories and shoes in the classic work appropriate style. I added a scarf to fill the v-neck. This styling element was more because it was still cold in the spring transition season than to cover cleavage. The v-neck of this wrap dress is quite modest.
Which version do you like better? The short or the long version? Do you shorten your gowns to wear them for another purpose and/or get more wear out of them?
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Photos of me: G. Kramm
Photos of the infographic and infographic: N. Mölders
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