Flared tweed shift + styling a too-long belt

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DVF Yvette A-line dress c/o, H&M; belt J.Crew heels (old), Chanel wallet on chain, Banana Republic sunglasses c/o

For my last post in this series with DVF, 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 (pictured at Step # 4 below), 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:
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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:

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