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As threatened: I have shortened my dress and regardless of anyone else's views, I like it even more now. This outfit is inspired by my favorite dress from when I was little: it was white lace with red ribbon details. I liked that dress so much I wore it for three birthdays in a row, even after it stopped fitting me...well, it seems many years later I have found a suitable replacement.









Outfit details:
customized vintage dress
Modcloth necklace
We Love Colors tights
filigree ring via Gilt
Made Her Think Spike ring

CONVERSATION

82 comments:

  1. wow!!!
    u look so stunning girl!!
    incredibl white lace dress..
    more edy when u add a red tight..
    AWESOME.

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  2. this lovely lace dress is far more fantastic shorter! way to go, rebecca :)

    xo,
    sylvie of silver lining

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  3. The hem length hits just right now... and you did it with a lace dress too, kudos!

    I think the bright red tights go perfectly with the soft lace. So pretty. :)

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  4. I really like these photos and the white and red, great job on that hem!

    xo

    -Izzy

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  5. I think the dress is beautiful and it looks great with the tights!
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  6. I definitely prefer it shortened too. Would you consider wearing it as a wedding dress? It looks like the perfect wedding dress now in my opinion! I like the color of tights you chose to wear with this dress. They really prevent it from looking washed out which can be a problem on these dark and rainy Washington days, eh?

    If someone happened upon you in the woods, they might think you were a mirage or a fairy or a character that had popped right out of a storybook.

    :]

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  7. I'm dreaming about a dress like this one!! I'm in love with white and lace dresses! And you have great shoes too *3*
    I want to see the dress from your childhood, do you have some photos? ^^
    Kisses from Paris ;)
    Pandore

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  8. Oh it's so pretty! The red tights really add something too.

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  9. It's the perfect length, Rebecca. Really. (:

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  10. This dress is gorgeous! You look beautiful!

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  11. So pretty! The perfect length for you.

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    x

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  12. I'm so glad you shortened the dress. I know that some people may be cringing, but I like that you've made the dress modern and sort of given it a new life. :)

    And the photos are so dreamy! You look just like a wood nymph, straight out of a fairy tale.

    ♥ christy of storiesreadaloud.blogspot.com

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  13. Gorgeous! I really like that you shortened the dress; it suits you (and the dress' lines) very well. Although I adore and collect vintage, I always am of the mind to make something work for you if you love it, even if it means tweaking things a bit!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  14. The dress is perfect at this length. You have good judgment. There are bloggers who would have had their asses hanging out after cutting it sky-high. That's the kind of alteration I can't stand!

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  15. I think shortening it was the right way to go, you'll probably wear it more. and you should because you look stunning! What a great find, and such a beautiful pairing with the red tights!

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  16. the dress looks so fantastic. I'm glad you cut it short, it was pretty long, but it is so much more versitle this way. Not to mention adorable.

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  17. Love it shortened. I've done that to so many vintage dresses. No sense having a full length dress in your closet that you'll never wear, right? Dresses are meant to be worn!

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  18. The dress was gorgeous before but it's even more lovely now!

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  19. Wow, the shoulders are so cool, and I love the amazing colour of your tights!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  20. you did right by taking some pictures of it long to remember it by, but now it is perfect!!!

    now if only i would actually get to work at hemming the 10+ vintage dresses i have hanging around...

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  21. oh wow, the dress looks so much better like this, well done!
    love to see it with the red tights.

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  22. I love the dress on you so much, it was the perfect alteration too!

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  23. Even though it was beautiful long it is equally beautiful short.
    And the white isn't too wedding, especially with the red tights. :)

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  24. Wow I love the unexpected heels with this outfit, the metallic plays well off the white and red

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  25. perfect like always!, love your dress!

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  26. The dress looks 10000% prettier than before, which is saying a lot because it was really, really lovely in its long form.

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  27. Love the confidence and the alterations on the dress! Amazing tights combo, as always.

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  28. This outfit is so wonderful. The dress is lovely :)

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  29. I love it shorter, too! It's the perfect length. You're so lovely in these photos, as well!

    And funny coincidence, I had a white lace dress with blue ribbons when I was little, and I wore it for my birthday for several years as well! That made me smile, reading about your birthday dress.

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  30. Found an old picture of myself in a rufflely white dress and red tights at age 6. The red tights always steal the show.

    JD of iplayfaves

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  31. the length is great! you look gorgeous! that dress is amazing!

    <3chelsea elizabeth

    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  32. Love the dress.


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  33. That dress looks especially cute now that its shortened and it fits you so perfectly! What a great find.

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  34. this dress is great, you did the right thing!

    love it with red tights too. :)

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  35. that dress is so beautiful, it reminds me of pretty things and beautiful, whimsical surroundings. It looks great on you, and you did the right thing shortening it, at least now you can wear it on a daily basis. I really like your sandals.

    -Ana

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  36. Oh you are so pretty and the dress!! Beautiful.. it's kinda magical :) love the red leggings tights you combined to it, looks so great!

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  37. Your dress is gorgeous!! ♥

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  38. I absolutely love the white dress, red tight combo. It just really pops!
    And those heels are to die for.

    ~Paige
    http://littlenellvintage.blogspot.com

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  39. I would like to take this moment to not only commend you on your amazing outfits but also on your unique, whimsical post titles.

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  40. As everyone has said, the hem job on this dress is just fantastic. Looks great, and you styled it so well. I was wondering, though, what nail color are you wearing?

    KL

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  41. The hemmed length looks marvelous, to hell with any purist thoughts on altering vintage. I love the pairing of the bright red tights as well!

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  42. so BEAUTIFUL in white!! That dress was extremely beautiful long, but it was too wedding dress like. You made it the perfect summer dress <3. I snapped my photos just in time today before the rain hit. I can tell that the ground was extremely wet in the photos; It must be rainy in washington too!

    Much love,

    Lyndsey

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  43. So much better short! Beautiful dress...love that you styled it with bright, red tights.

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  44. You were right to shorten it! I know, everyone else already said that, but... i love it!

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  45. You look beautiful! You did such a great job shortening that dress and I think it looks even better now! Much more wearable. I really love it!

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  46. Holy crap awesome! You made such a good choice with the red tights. You look like a fire nymph. Also, I would totally get married in that exact outfit. You've inspired me. ;)

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  47. i love it shortened! it looks fab with the red tights.

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  48. I really want that dress. It looks great with red tights.

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  49. i love the white dresses you've been wearing.
    its lovely paired with the white tights!
    you are stunning!

    love;L

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  50. I love the contrasts of this look..the romantic dress paired with chunky heels..stunning!

    Diana
    http://thegirloverboard.tumblr.com

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  51. That really is the perfect length! I can see why you love it.

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  52. The dress looks great. I loved it when it was floor length, but this is obviously more wearable. And the whole nostalgia thing is definitely good reason for hemming it.

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  53. this is fantastic! the contrast is amazing and that last shot of you through the trees is AWESOME! Bravo!

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  54. OOOOh I think that I like it even more now! So adorable, I wish I had one!

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  55. That last picture sets the most perfect mood.

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  56. lovely, all, the pics and the coulours in the outfit

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  57. this weekend my sister and i dug around in her closet and i tried on one of my mom's old formal dresses -- i'm thinking about hemming it like you did here! i'm all for displaying dresses as art, but clothes are meant to be worn, too, not just stored or displayed!

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  58. It's pure gorgeosity! You shortened it to (what I currently think is) the perfect length for dresses and skirts-- the top of the knee. Just lovely, doll!

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  59. i loved how you customized/altered the dress! it's amazing with those red tights. you look gorge!

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  60. I think you picked just the right length. It looks great! I've definitely been hankering for a white dress lately.

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  61. you look so divine and exquisite in that dress!!! i love the way you customized it!!:D the essence of the original is still there! :D

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  62. That dress looks even better nbow that you've shortened it. What a great find, you've got a great eye gilrie!!

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  63. It's a lovely outfit!

    juliet xxx

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  64. so so pretty! i need more lace in my wardrobe!

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  65. J'ajoutte ton blog à mes préférés !! tes tenues sont merveilleuses !

    beautiful pictures ! :D

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  66. Beautiful! That dress could not be more perfect. It's so sweet, and reaches new levels of awesomeness with those tights! I had a beloved dress like that when I was little... a blush pink pinafore with a lace collar (very Victorian). I wore it for every occasion for years, too, until my mother said, "Enough! It's getting too short!" It's still hanging in my closet. :)

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  67. late with my comment but - could this have turned out any better?! incredible job!

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  68. This does look really amazing. When taking on a sewing project such as this, do you hem from the bottom or take off from the top of the skirt part and the reattach?

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  69. I LOVE how you've mixed it up with red tights. I can't pull off the white floaty dress, I just end up looking preggers haa! You avoid this unwanted scenario beautifull my dear.

    Claire @ Jazzpad

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  70. This dress is absolutely gorgeous! Looks totally awesome with the red tights too.

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