Tall Dresses and Shy Legs


I occasionally often wear jeans in 90+ degree weather.  If I’m not wearing jeans, I’m wearing maxi skirts or dresses or am very self consciously wearing longish capris.

Why the shy legs? Thanks to 5 years of wearing heels while working as a bank teller in college, I have amassed a lovely collection of spider veins on my lower extremeties.  Last month, I started laser vein removal treatments and am SO beside-myself-excited to finally be able to wear short dresses and skirts again with confidence.  I figure it’s high time to get this leg show on the road now that I’m almost 30.

I was hoping my legs could make their debut at my friend’s wedding in October.  (By the way, the friend who is getting married is the the one who is walking on the wall next to me in my blog profile picture.  Yes.  I’m more than a full foot taller than her.  Yes. I know I’m wearing a short dress in this photo but that was back when I lived at the beach and my legs were tan so they made an appearance every now and again.)

Back to the topic at hand.  Short “tall” dresses.  As I’ve been keeping tabs on the appearance of my legs after my first two laser treatments, I’m noticing that the marks from the treatments take several weeks to fade.  I plan to have 2-3 more treatments in the next week or two so now I’m thinking my legs will have to make their debut at a later date.  Sigh.  I had even started a Pinterest board with potential “short” tall dresses to wear to the wedding.

I’m still stuck with figuring out what to wear to the wedding. What to do? What to do?  Do I look for a “long” tall dress instead of a “short” tall dress?  Do I channel Kate Middleton and wear pantyhose with a short dress to hide the “cat scratch looking” marks from the laser treatments?  Do I wear my own wedding dress again because I love it so much?  O wait…that probably won’t go over too well with my bridefriend.

In all seriousness, I can’t wait until I’m done with the treatments and don’t have to worry about having shy leg syndrome anymore.  Stay tuned for what I end up wearing to the wedding.

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  • Reply auntp August 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I've been wondering how your treatments were coming along…can't wait to see the results at Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures August 31, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Hopefully by then I'll be in tip top shape!

  • Reply Kristin @ Chi-Chi Studio September 10, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm jealous of you, though–I've wanted laser treatments for a long time! (I'm only 5'1", so we have opposite clothing problems–it's interesting to read about life in the tall lane!)

  • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures September 10, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I got a great deal on the treatments on Groupon and I love the place I've been going to. I have a 50% off referral coupon on any treatment if you're interested. =) P.S. I think I'm going to go to City Farmhouse and C'est Moi today. Excited to check out your space at CF!

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