The sweep

Getting just the right length on a maxi dress is always a challenge. If you want to wear it with flats, it needs to be long enough that it still feels like a maxi, but short enough that it isn't pooling on top of your feet. You don't want to be catching the hem under your heels or tripping over it on stairs.

I know the saying is 'measure twice, cut once', but I just chopped a solid four inches off this dress and hoped for the best!

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The Rundown
Maxi Dress Club L via ASOS
White Cardigan Old Navy similar
Lace-up Flats Gap similar
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via eBay similar
Bling Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Blue Teardrop Necklace c/o A Jewelry Crush
White and Rose Gold Link Bracelet c/o Jeweshop
Gold Ring Thrifted
Sunglasses c/o Sicky




Linking up with Jeans and a Teacup's Flashback Friday (one year ago today)

20 comments

  1. I always find getting the hem on maxis tricky - and I can't believe how nice and sunny it still is there!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  2. Beautiful look! I love all of your accessories. I always run into trouble with my maxi dresses showing too much ankle when I wear heels :-/

    District of Chic

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  3. I think it turned out the perfect length Lydia!!
    Great look!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  4. You did a great job getting the perfect length, loving the maxi dress.

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  5. Wow you look great with this dress!! LOVE IT
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: WHITE MAXI DRESS IN CALIFORNIA!
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  6. This dress looks great on you! I totally agree with you...sometimes maxi dresses can be a bit tricky and the shoes totally make a big difference.

    XO,
    Emily
    https://baublesandthreads.wordpress.com/

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  7. Quite tricky indeed--especially for us shorter girls. I love the length of this one and I love the color on you! Have a great weekend!

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  8. I think you did well! That dress looks like it's the perfect length now. I love the color and pretty print!

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  9. Love this dress. Length is perfect and the print is lovely!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  10. Love this outfit on you and the dress is just perfect.

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  11. Getting the right maxi length is a huge challenge and, quite frankly, a big part of the reason I usually avoid this length of dress entirely - I do not have any sewing skills to speak of, so hemming at home isn't an option for me. You did so well cutting this dress down that I have to admit I'm pretty envious - having a maxi you can wear with heels and flats must be fabulous!
    xox,
    Cee

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  12. Well, you got it just right ! and if you didn't just add pom poms to the hem ;)
    Have a good weekend.

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  13. That is the perfect length for wearing with flats - you did well! :) I can't hem myself at home (although I've used hemming tape a few times to mixed results....so I'm impressed you can do it! This is a beautiful dress too :)

    Hope you're having a great start to the weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  14. This dress has very nice movement and I think it turned out great! You're so right that maxi length can be tough. I'm not so talented at sewing and usually end up stepping on the hem of mine :(

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  15. That dress is so pretty! Love the front slit :)

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  16. I'd say that's a good length! Love the larger scale print
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  17. Well it turned out better than if I had done it and measured 4 times! Love the color and print too!

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  18. That is so true. I have tried my luck a few years back to find a perfect maxi yet I didn't found and a quit. I always love to see how other wear maxi. Your dress is lovely and looks gorgeous on you with flats, I think it's very hard to pull off.
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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  19. I love it!!

    xx LL

    www.lalouula.com

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