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:
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.