Style hacking short dresses is officially my thing THING! This outfit is a pro-level hack because I’m wearing a dress that I’m too tall for, a skirt nowhere near my size and a dress with straps that don’t fully cover my bra strap!

When wearing a dress over a skirt, I prefer to have the skirt be up to a foot longer than the dress, just to elongate and add on to the dress instead of having 2 strong-standing pieces. Style hacking short dresses also happened a few posts back, here.

If you ever find a skirt with a waistband too tight for your natural waist but sits comfortably right under your boobs, don’t dismiss it right away. On my plus body, it looks really funny in the mirror, but bare with me! Putting a baby doll style dress that tapers into the bust before flaring out hides that the skirt’s waistband is one with my bra!

When it comes to thinly-strapped dresses, I’m not a fan because I’m a heavy chested and big bra-wearing woman. To hack this, I’m borrowing from the 90s and wearing a light t-shirt under the thin straps.

So, how are we feeling about this look and are there any hacks you’re eager to try or share with me?


 Dress – Old Navy | Skirt – Thrifted (Value Village) | Shoes – Christian Siriano for Payless  | Earrings – Zara | Bag – Forever 21