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Dropped Waistline

Definition: Dropped Waistline

Dropped Waistline

n. Also known as drop waist. Waistline seam that attaches bodice to skirt at a below normal waist area. Sometimes dropped to hip level and may be to thigh level, as seen in silhouettes from the 1920's.

Check out this Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Lorelei' Drop Waist Jersey Dress, $268.

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makicabrera10 makicabrera10 10 years
I actually really like dropped waistlines, mainly because I admire clothes from the 20s, 30s, and 40s (I wouldn't wear them, of course). I just love those outfits hat people wore! The dropped waistline is something I would actually wear.
another-go another-go 10 years
I think it is adorable. I personally don't think it work on bigger girls. If not worn right it could make someones legs look VERY short. =/
SassAndBide SassAndBide 10 years
that pic isnt flattering it makes that models stomach bigger than it is, like shes bloated or something i dont really like drop waists its unflattering
prettycitylights prettycitylights 10 years
i loooooove waistlines like this... but i'm pretty narrow. i feel sportier in it and it's very young. i've seen this look on curvier girls and it just really doesn't work.
GreenSkittlesGal GreenSkittlesGal 10 years
Hmm... that's interesting - these are my favorite waistlines when the fabric is clingy.
vienvien vienvien 10 years
I like reminds me of my clothes in the 80's
brige brige 10 years
they have these at american eagle only a whole lot cheaper ($24) and as a halter.
Feesje Feesje 10 years
I really don't like this kind of wiastline. Mainly because I only see underaged wannabe-sluts wearing these, so I could be biased.
catesugar catesugar 10 years
Great - another fashion that will make ladies with a nicely proportioned hourglass waist look 5 months pregnant :-( Who is behind this fashion conspiracy? First the Empire Line, then "Mum pants" and now drop waisted dresses. Don't you just want to hunt down and imprison the person perpetrating the repeat fashion horrors of the 1980's before they bring back "Happy Pants"
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