I have a cute, new dress that I bought in late spring.
I have not had an opportunity to wear it and
now I am not sure if it is long enough to wear to work.
It's not short, short and some people would probably think I'm crazy but
is it o.k. to wear a dress to school that does not reach my knee by about 4 inches.
The dress itself is completely appropriate, I'm just not sure about
the length as far as wearing it to school.
What do you think??
I'm sure you would look great in this dress! However, I would not feel professional in any dress above the knee. I love dresses, and I have lots that are about that length but I keep all my skirts/dress at or below the knee for work.
Think about what you do during the day. I had a cute denim skirt (shorter than I usually wear), but when I sat down (like in front of my kiddos on the carpet), I felt uncomfortable. So, now I wear longer skirts or slacks to school. Then I can sit on the floor, squat next to a desk, or play Duck, Duck, Goose! People who work in offices never have to worry about such things.
About 15 years ago, when I was obviously younger, I had a pretty dress that I wore to school. It was a few inches above my knee. I was teaching third grade and went out on the playground to pick up my kids. One of the girls came up to me and said, "If I were your mother, I wouldn't let you wear that!" It was a good thing it was a kid who I really liked!
I would go with your comfort level, keeping in mind what you need to do during the day. If you spend a lot of time on the floor with kids, it might not be super comfy. If you spend more time standing and circulating, then it may be just fine. We often have people wearing shortish skirts. I tend to wear leggings underneath because I'm much more comfortable that way, but many don't.
The opinions seem pretty even either way so i'll probably play it safe and just not wear it to work unless i see anyone else wearing dresses of a similar length. Just wish i could have an occasion to wear the wear the dress.