As requested, some more photos of the BB shirts.
# 1- 3 I chose to put on the white shirt, thinking the contrast would show you better how short it actually is...but the jeans are so dark I'm not sure it worked out as well as I had hoped. I would say there is WAY more than 3 inches between the bottom of the shirt tail and my..ahem...crotch. It's not wearable as a shirt untucked with pants.
Apologies for the wonky collar. I did not realize it was standing up in that mad way. I was moving quickly so as not to tax my photographer.
# 4- 7 I am wearing the striped version tucked into a skirt. It is the perfect length for that. Not a lot of excess fabric to bunch around. I love the way this one can be made into a little pretend "stand" collar. And the backs of the cuffs, and placket are in a soft blue ditsy floral pattern - so fun!
#8-9 Tucked into the boyfriends....not intended as an actual outfit, just to try tucking again. Honestly, it does not work. the final button of the shirt falls above the beltline. You can't really see it because of all the tag action, but there is exposed skin there in the front! SO...these shirts do not work for tucking into trousers, except maybe higher waist trousers. I do have one higher waist jean, but the BFs are hitched up here a bit, so with low -rise, it's a no go.
What do you think? Worth keeping, or should I keep trying? It feels awfully extravagant to me to think I might need separate tops for skirts and pants. Am I living on a strange planet? I mean, I don't have much space in my closet. Do others have separate button downs for skirts and trousers? Or do I just need the darn regular size vs. petite? The fact that the arms would be too long would be...well...my old normal.
Now: the skirts. I really love these and would like to keep them. I have tried them with tights and they will work with a slip. They are easy to dress up or down, a fun shape, they don't wrinkle (and I travel a lot) and they just feel "right" to me. The question is, how to shorten them.
1. Do I just clip off the hem? Is that safe, or will I lose the curve of the skirt? I need to take off about 2 inches to make the skirt the length you see it.
2. Do I have the alteration done at the waist?
3. Do I do as I have done here (and Denise suggested) and simply roll the waistband up? I've got two rolls here.
Thank you for your considered opinions and thoughts!