J.Crew heels (old), Chanel wallet on chain, Banana Republic sunglasses c/o
For my last post in this series with DVF (see my past looks in their wrap or lace dresses), I chose a third silhouette with this A-line sheath. When browsing stores that don't specifically offer petite sizing, I've learned to look for certain signs of potential. My eyes zoom towards empire-looking waistlines or mini lengths on leggy models, which likely equate to a normal-waisted dress with regular length on me (as was the case here).
Several of you had questions on this belt knot so I wanted to show it closer up. I regularly use the single loop, but for straps that are significantly longer, the excess length dangles reminiscent of male body parts and nobody wants that! This pretzel-style loop results in a clean finish that really highlights the waistline, which I love for dressier looks. When I find cute skinny belts, I don't mind buying even if they're a little big. Just punch extra holes and tuck away the extra length like so:
This dress is intended to be mini-length, which I do prefer for sheath style dresses to balance out a less fitted torso. I was toying with the hem folded up 2 inches:
And here's the fit of the dress un-styled. Sizing feels true to size for a 0 with a 26" waist, and the proportions (waist placement, armholes) are petite-friendly. For someone my size, I would take in the waist and possibly raise the hemline. The notch at the neck can be closed with a clasp, and the dress is fully lined. Exposed back zipper is not my favorite but is a personal preference. The tweed material here is heavily textured with black, white, and slight flecks of metallic threads, and feels high quality and tightly woven with no stretch (composition 67% cotton, 17% polyamide, 16% poly).
H&M coat (sz 2, sleeves shortened)
For another sale pick, I noticed the classic New Julian mini wrap dress in bright blue diamond or chilli pepper was just moved to the sale section - the blue color was striking on Tam, who also mentioned the fit was petite-friendly. This post was sponsored by DVF.