WIW shortie does volume over volume

Following Deborah's new silhouette yesterday, I thought I would try my own version of volume over volume. These are the pants I haven't shortened yet. I think I am going to take in just a bit in the front of my foot, not all the way around. Vince Camuto Rack pants, Angie recommended gianetta blouse, target wedges (gold bag not pictured).

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  • Claudia replied 6 years ago

    I think you look fantastic! LOVE. That blouse is beautiful, too. Very nice look on you.

  • harmonica replied 6 years ago

    You look fab! impressively looong legs!

    I support you on shortening the trousers a little in the front

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    This is just so chic, elegant and classy looking Rita! That blouse is absolutely gorgeous - what beautiful colours and lovely drape. And your legs looks a mile long in those trousers. I agree a smidge up is probably a good thing. You can definitely pull this look off fellow "shortie"!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Love your petite version of volume + volume. It's reigned in, flattering, and not overwhelming you in any way. That top is gorgeous on you Rita!

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    This look is so great on You! Like the pants and the blouse, too. And, what a fab ideea to shorten them only on the front! Do you (or others) do that freqvently???? I never dared to hem my pants unevenly, even if sometimes this would have been the best thing.
    Oh well, I learned something this time, too.

  • modgrl replied 6 years ago

    Lyn67, I've done it a few times before. It is a trick that tailors use with men's suits all the time. I want the hem to come all the way down to the floor in back but still not be too long in the front.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Wow, beautiful, Rita!!!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful, Rita, and inspiring to the rest of us height-challenged who want to try more volume.

  • celia replied 6 years ago

    Neat trick with the pants Rita.
    I love this silhouette on you, the blouse is beautiful and you look long and lean as usual.

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    Oh, wow. The volume is in perfect proportion to little you... it's great. That blouse is a wonderful look on you too. How are the temps right now? Do you need another layer?

  • modgrl replied 6 years ago

    Una, it's 74 degrees outside, no other layers required! It was 89 yesterday. Just the usual mid-atlantic weather roller coaster....

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Wow, Rita, this is SOOOO great. I adore it. And despite the dark colour it looks cool. All that floaty-ness. Definitely wear those trousers as much as you can!

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    Love it! You look really tall here. =)

  • Sarah A replied 6 years ago

    inspiring volume on volume look! the idea of asymmetrical pant hemming i had never heard before and it is fascinating... thanks!

  • Meredith1953 replied 6 years ago

    So polished and chic! What a lovely blouse and the fit for both the blouse and the pants is perfect! I had heard that trick about hemming slightly shorter towards the front but have never tried it!

  • Kiwichik replied 6 years ago

    You wear this well and your proportions look perfect.

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    My thumbs are way up! You really look like one tall drink of water in this!

  • Heather replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous, Rita. I dig the pops of neon. :D

  • morethanbeige replied 6 years ago

    Yay, it can be done! You SO pull this look off, modgrl! Fabulous. And inspiring for us fellow shorties!

  • san replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful outfit. The fit is perfect and the colors in the blouse look so good with your dark hair.
    I remember the angled pants hem being popular in the 70's.

  • Jonesy replied 6 years ago

    Fabulous from head to toe! I love that top, and the pants look so elegant on you. Yay for giving the V on V look a go--it looks beautiful on you, truly.

  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    Well done! Just the right amount of drape without getting overwhelmed. Love it!

  • modgrl replied 6 years ago

    Mo, Una and Jonesy, can you believe it? This from the girl with the poison eye for volume and waist surrender!

  • Girl X replied 6 years ago

    Love it! You know you've done it perfectly when you manage to look as slim in volume as you would in something fitted.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Love this! Why do the pants not read as volume to me? Or volume in the best way? Whatever it is, it works.

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    This totally works~ I think because the blouse's volume is reined in and a column of color is created. Pants look PPL to me as is but hard to tell exactly as they are black. Curious to see the Target shoes you are wearing.

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Fab Rita! What a gorgeous blouse, too!

  • Jonesy replied 6 years ago

    Rita, I remember when you said (a while back) that you felt 5 months pregnant in voluminous tops, so you just didn't want to go there :). I think you have conquered your fears with this look!! Not a hint of a bun in the oven with this one! You look elegant and chic.

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Rita, this looks wonderful. That blouse is just beautiful. Its funny because i tried the same style blouse over my wide legs pants but wasnt' sure as it seems to add alittle to my hip area, however yours doesn't. This is a really fresh and smart and creates a very slender line. Did you wear this to work?

  • modgrl replied 6 years ago

    Deborah - yes, I wore this to work. It was a great success. I felt very tall and long today. Even my uber stylish boss commented that she liked my blouse... which is nice but I was planning to wear this outfit to my review next week so I'm going to have to find something new to wear now.

  • Carole replied 6 years ago

    Tis is a beautiful silhouette for you. I love the blouse, the perfect compliment to your slacks.

  • ManidipaM replied 6 years ago

    Rita, a great outfit there! I think the toning dark colours and the drapey quality of both fabrics is really helping with skimming and figure flattery, as well as adding height --- a lot of which I think comes from the blouse's vertical folds too! I'm liking how the curves in that pattern tie in with your hair's texture too!

  • Scarlet replied 6 years ago

    This looks great! That top is fantastic.

  • christy replied 6 years ago

    I really like this on you! Your legs look a mile long here and that blouse is fantastic.

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