It’s summer and you know what that means: the higher the temperatures, the higher the hemlines. When it gets blisteringly hot, it’s tempting to wear as little as possible—and dresses certainly fit the bill. However, many of you might share in my #1 summer frustration: finding so many cute dresses that are just too darn short.
I always find myself pining after super cute, celebrity-loved dresses, but if it’s not a midi or maxi dress, it’s laughingly inappropriate for my 5’10” frame. It’s not just tall girls, however. I recently overheard our 5’3″ social media editor, Caitlin, chatting about the struggle of too-short dresses. Which gets me to the point of my story: Irina Shayk just demonstrated a simple style hack to solve this sartorial problem. She wore bike shorts under her Reformation dress, which is an amazingly simple yet genius way to make short dresses suitable for running around in the summer. It couldn’t be any easier, but for some reason, I thought shorts would ruin the look of a cute dress—until I saw Shayk pull it off with ease. Scroll down to see how she did it and shop similar pieces.