Adjusting Maxi Dress Length

9 August 2012

This is the easiest method of shortening the length of dresses that are too long without having to cut and sew. It's hard to find plain jersey maxis in petite sizes. Topshop does some but they are mega expensive. Using a belt to shorten the length is temporary and by using different styles of belts, different looks can be achieved. 

Pull the dress to the preferred length, hold it in place and tie a belt around your waist. The excess material should be above the belt. Here I am using a plaited jersey belt which keeps the look casual and also very comfortable.