Wearing our Dress Extender Under a Skirt
Quote of the day: “Life is trying to see if they work.” Ray Bradbury
You may not think that you’d need a dress extender in a million years. Or maybe you are looking at them and having the thought that our slip is showing! Well you could be right to all of the above. But in the case that you too have an occasional skirt that seems a bit on the short side, then this dress extender could be your best friend.
We started the series by wearing the extender like it’s supposed to be worn which is under a dress. But why not wear it under a skirt too? Or maybe we are the only women that happen to have skirts in our closest that feel a tad too short?? I know my usual thought with these pieces are to wear them with leggings. But the summer is a bit too hot for that, so this extender could be another solution!
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: I would hope that I’m mature enough to realize that I don’t need a ton of mini skirts in my closet.
But when I bought this skirt, I tried it on with tights, and it was a fabulous deal! You can see that I wore it with tights the first time and it seemed fine! It wasn’t until I was going to wear it in the spring, that I realized it seemed a bit shorter than I thought! Luckily I had this dress extender to style for under a skirt!
You can see that all three of us paired a white or beige top with our skirts to book end the dress extender that is sticking out from under the skirt. Since there are other colors of dress extenders in pink, grey, brown, and black, you wouldn’t always have to wear a white top! But it seemed the obvious pairing to me for our lace extender!
The other nice thing about this extender is the adjustability with the straps. I could lengthen it or shorten it depending on where we wanted it to hit on our bodies!!
The other item I want to showcase is this top! It’s a Stepanie O design, who is a local designer here in Denver!! I had bought another piece of hers, a year ago from a local boutique, which was this interesting vest!!
The cool thing about this top is there is that the sheer ruffle is removable. I actually wore this top just recently when talking about accessories, but I didn’t take the time to showcase it since it was under a jacket! So I thought it’d be fun to show you how it can change shape! Without the ruffle, it’s a faux leather cropped tank top! But snap on the ruffle and it becomes an asymmetrical, flowy shirt!
Because the top is solid colored, I had to add in my normal accessories. We compared the thought of wearing accessories vs non wearing just last week! And with many of the ruffles and details that I see on the shirts in the stores, you may not opt for the extras?
But I also think it depends where the ruffle is located! If it’s on the side of the shirt, then I’d probably wear a shorter necklace. Or with the one shoulder shirts, a choker could look great! What’s your opinion? Too much or fun with the accessories??
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: The skirt in Nancy’s outfit, has the same color in it that the extender is–well, basically!
Nancy’s worn this skirt with her leggings last winter, because she was aware it was short! But she loved the designs on the skirt, so she thought it’d work fine with leggings!! And it does, but then that means it’s only good for the winter!! This would be a good example to see if a black dress extender would look good under a skirt?
Nancy had just bought this blush purse recently. This particular purse ended up being smaller than she imagined, even though she bought it at the store.
Does that ever happen to you? The purse seems big enough, but when you get it home and try it out, your items just don’t fit well!
Well, needless to say, Nancy returned this purse, but I bought her one for her birthday that is better sized!! You’ll see it soon enough! There are some wonderful selections for blush purses. If you like the idea of a clutch or whether you need more room in your bag, I found a couple to entice you!
Nancy had also added in couple pairs of blush shoes to her closet!! Anyone else loving the blush trend lately?? We noticed that they are just as versatile as nude shoes, because they match Nancy’s complexion so well.
This pair was from an online shopping trip, so it’s a good example that sometimes online shopping is very beneficial!! I think the blush trend is going to be around for awhile, so if you want some sandals, then these are a great deal! If you’re interested in covering the tootsies, then you might like these better!!
Dress Extender: Grace & Lace (here or similar here)~~Skirt: Desigual from Trendz (similar here)~~Top: Cable and Gauge (similar here)~~Shoes: Breckelles (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: For my mom’s look with the dress extender under a skirt, we chose her sassy skirt that my cousin’s company produced.
These skirts aren’t being made anymore, but all three of us have a couple in our possession!!
You can see that the skirt has more of a flair than the extender. But there are other versions of dress extenders that are available, if most of your skits are this style. This one has a shark bite detail or this one has a couple tiers of ruffles.
The white shirt is a souvenir from the Netherlands when my mom visited there many years ago!
The lace is such a gorgeous detail, and it’s so pretty that we even decided against wearing a necklace, so we didn’t detract from the lovely design!
And to finish off mom’s outfit, I let her match her shoes to what she was wearing! In a way, all three of us matched our shoes to something. I matched my shoes to the brown in my skirt. Nancy matched her shoes to the color of her purse. And my mom matched her shoes to her top! What’s your favorite way to choose your shoes??
I know white shoes are more popular lately. If you still have a pair in your closet, there’s still time to wear them before it gets colder!! Or you could add a pair to your wardrobe. This pair of sneakers is definitely more feminine than most, or if you like the pom poms, then these are adorable! Here are more options if you are interested here, here & here!
Dress Extender: Grace & Lace (here or similar here)~~Skirt: Ric Rac Designs (similar here)~~Top: bought in the Netherlands (similar here)~~Shoes: SRO (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
What do you think? The dress extender may not be an item that you wear all of the time, but it could be one of those pieces that is needed in certain situations! For instance, if you end up crushing on one of the skirts below that might be a tad too short!! Then it’ll be well worth it’s weight in dollars!!
Or check in your lingerie drawer!! Could you have a full slip that might also work??
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If you have ever looked at a skirt and thought it was pretty, but too short, then this is the best fix! Wearing your dress extender under a skirt could be perfect: