Monday, May 7, 2012

Meet a Friend - Tracy!

Y'all thought Meet a Friend Monday was gone forever, didn't you? But it's not!! Over the past few weeks, I've been working my magic to line up guest posts and it's back, baby! Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Tracy of The Closet Shopper.  Tracy is sweet and gorgeous and has fantastic style! Without further ado, meet Tracy!

A Maxi For the Not So Maxi

Hi everyone. My name is Tracy from The Closet Shopper.  Tiffany graciously invited me to deliver a guest post for her. I'm so honored. I think Tiffany has great style. But it's her personality that made me fall in love with her.  She's just so darned nice! Don't you love her?

I thought I would tackle a subject that comes up quite a bit for short women.  And that is maxi dresses and maxi skirts. Is it possible for a short person to make a maxi work?  YES. I'm here to tell you that you can absolutely wear a maxi dress if you're short.  I'm 5'2" and I wear maxi dresses and skirts all the time.

I understand that sometimes a maxi might not work "off the rack." So, here are a few tips on how to handle that.

1.  Wear super big chunky high heels. This one is the obvious solution. 

2. Tie a knot in the front or side to shorten it. 

3.  Hem it. Not that hard, really.  And you can either do it yourself or take it to your local tailor.

4.  Buy petite.  You might have to go a size up but the length will be more manageable.

5.  Just do it! Don't let the length scare you. Be a proud shorty!

I hope I've inspired all the short ladies in the house to wear long flowy frocks.

Thank you, Tracy!! I only have a few maxi dresses, but now I want more!  Now that you've had a chance to meet Tracy and chat with her a bit, y'all go drop by her blog and say hi! =)


The Closet Shopper said...

What an honor and a pleasure. Thank you so much for asking me to do this.


Bonnie said...

Actually, I have a girl crush on her.
She already knows that, though.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Anne said...

She is stunning! I Love all the photos:)

Fashion By Alicia said...

Great tips!!

silvergirl said...

love Tracy!!!!!!!!!!!
she can rock pretty much anything!

Lynne DeVenny said...

This shorty appreciates the maxi advice!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Woot woot I'm a proud shorty too! At 5'3" I love me some maxi-and great tip Tracy on tying a knot- that never occured to me, will have to give it a go!

Shybiker said...

We ALL have girl-crushes on Tracy! She's a giant in my eyes.

Bella Q said...

I agree with the above- Tracy has a relatable style and a warmth that makes us all feel like we look like a million bucks!

Her tips are spot on. I know so many petite ladies who can fearless rock a maxi. Proportion is key. Also that mullet hem is a brilliant way to handle length as well!

Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

she has amazing style! heading over to check out her blog now. :)

Laura Go said...

I LURVE Tracy! And I love that she assembled all these tips for wearing maxis for shorties like moi!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights
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Laurice Anderson said...

She is totally gorgeous. Love the way she wore those maxi dresses! I also fell in love with her dress (first pic) co'z this is what am always looking for.