How to lengthen a cocktail dress?
I've got a great dress, but it is kind of short for my age. It's black with a slightly flared bottom, all the same fabric (some sort of crepe-like fabric). It hits me mid-thigh right now. I'd like to lengthen it to knee-length or just above the knee.
I'm not totally opposed to lace, but it's not my favorite thing. Plus I don't think it would lay correctly, since it's not a straight skirt.
I was thinking of something in an opaque solid fabric, just adding an extra "stripe" of fabric at the bottom. If I wear black stockings, how would it look if I did this in a color, like deep ruby? Too much? Should I stick with black? I'm going for a sophisticated/classy look, but not too old.
Are there other options I'm not thinking of?