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Trend Alert: Drop Waist Dresses

Before the high waists of the 70s and the low waists of the 90s, there was the drop waist of the 20s. It seems many of you were ready for a new decade of influence and Paul Poiret's liberating style of yore is here to liberate us once again. With all the flapper-inspired gallimaufry for Fall, drop waist dresses evoke a sense of ease and sophistication - a stellar combination. If you're tired of a trapeze cut or a baby doll silhouette, try one of these streamlined dresses. Come Fall, just throw one on over a chic long sleeve tee or turtleneck; it may compel you to throw on a long strand of pearls, a pair of buckled flats, a flirty little hat and read some Emily Dickinson at your local cafe. Or maybe that's just my fantasy...

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shiamay shiamay 10 years
I like 'em! I only have one white one in my wardrobe and i'm waiting for a special event to put them on xD
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
i dont think it'd work for my body being short and all... wont it make me look shorter than i really am?
sugar_substitute sugar_substitute 10 years
Oh dear. This has never suited me thanks to my erm.. generous bust size
potterlove potterlove 10 years
Umm...like the idea, but I don't think it works for ME; big hips...err
nikkih nikkih 10 years
I already have a long torso, so I'd look like I have no legs at all!! I think I'll have to pass on this one...
icedminttea icedminttea 10 years
Err... Generally, my look doesn't allow me to follow the trend.. and this time... haah I can predict my fortune that.. I will be an 'out' girl for sure. It requires alot to look goodie goodie in that.. quite agree with DarlingDA though. Mmm.. inertia reminds me of my Jap. friend.. right.. she looked so cutie cutie in that.. true.
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DarlingDA DarlingDA 10 years
I don't think anyone with curves looks good in them. Even super skinny girls look a little lumpy in them to me.
inertia inertia 10 years
This style's HUGE here in Tokyo. There are many women with very narrow hips and it looks great on them. I can't wear it. My hips are medium size and the style makes me look as broad as a dinner table.
mominator mominator 10 years
I think my hips are to big for this look.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
I think my legs are too short for this to look good on me. :(
StaceyMae StaceyMae 10 years
Not a fan of the drop waist dress... don't think their flattering on anyone.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I was just drooling over that MJ dress with the sash this morning.
vienvien vienvien 10 years
I love drop-waisted dresses. And the itmes posted here are pretty
missyosigirl missyosigirl 10 years
are they flattering for big hips?
makicabrera10 makicabrera10 10 years
I love drop waist dresses, but last time they were posted, eh-vah-ree-one said they hated them 0.o
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