I’ve seen worse.
But this is a cocktail dress at heart, even if it doesn’t want to admit it or is too lazy to deal with itself. It’s like a kid that hasn’t gotten a haircut in two years. Sometimes, as a parent, you just have to take matters in your own hands no matter how nice the strands are. Just HEM IT, January. This thing OUGHT to want to stop where the underlay does, and maybe it needs to be shown that its rebellion is misguided. I have a stapler. TAKE IT. I will write it off as a business expense.