Another "gel manicure" hack to try. Clean, dry nails + 1 coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps Powerful Acrylic Gel (let it dry completely!) + polish of your choice coats did the trick) + 1 coat of Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat = Shellac fake-out!
Love this dress paired with these boots. In the alternative IF you didn't have these amazing legs (which rock these boots!) then you could wear with shorts and a shorter boot, you would lose some of the EFFECT though.