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Style: Short & Sweet


On yet another thrifting adventure, I found this sweet little cheongsam-inspired dress. I liked the colors, the fabric, and the details, but the dress itself was too long–not long enough to be a gown, but long enough to look matronly. Y’all know I don’t do matronly.

So, I took it to Nobby’s, a family-owned custom tailoring shop that’s been in downtown Cincinnati for over 50 years. As soon as I walk in the door, the tailor looks to the heavens and says, “How short and tight do you want it this time?”

Obviously, I’ve been there before.

“I don’t want you to tighten it,” I say defensively. “I just want it shortened a bit, juuuust enough so that it barely covers my hoo-ha.”

The customer is always right, right?

  • chomy

    January 13, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    T u look stunning, the dress is a beaut… o and btw…the style sample got my heart at the moment…..ha!!!