The high neckline of this stunning hot pink dress combined with the looser material above and below the middle make it a winner when it comes to tight short dresses. Another winning aspect of this outfit is the sandal with the chunky cuff around the ankle. It breaks up the length of the leg, making the dress appear less shocking.
A very easy solution to how to wear a short tight dress also keeps you warmer: a jacket. Wearing one in a similar color to the dress detracts from how short it is. If you wear a jacket in a completely different color, you could draw attention to just how short the skirt is. A single color draws the eye along the length of the outfit.
If you don't really need the warmth a jacket provides, try a long vest. Your arms will still be bare but you'll add visual interest to the outfit while adding bulk. If you're hoping to show off your figure, a vest in a lightweight material will not hide your curves from admiring eyes.
A sheer panel of fabric along the bottom of the dress may make you feel a little more comfortable and covered up when you're wearing a short, tight number.
Asymmetrical styles show more skin than some other types of short, tight dresses. Try adding chunky earrings to add balance to your look, and look for dresses that have embellishments on the upper half--especially if it has an empire waist like this one.
Another detail that takes the edge off of a tight, short dress is shirring. This keeps the dress from looking too tight when you purchase the right size because it gives the illusion of looser fabric.
If you choose a dress in a color close to your skin tone, you may be able to get away with wearing a short tight dress without covering the top with a jacket, vest, or long scarf. It's especially effective when you wear shooties in a similar color in lieu of flashy sandals. A color that is drastically different from your own coloring, when worn alone, could break your body up into chunks of color, emphasizing the short length of the dress.
If you have long hair, you can even add balance to your short, tight dress by wearing it down. That doesn't mean it's easy to skip the other methods of keeping a short, tight dress classy, like chunky accessories, jackets, vests, scarves, color choices, and short boots. Combine a few methods to make sure your dress is appropriate despite its length and the way it clings to your figure in all the right places.
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