Would You Wear... a Drop-Waist Dress?

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Drop Waist Dresses: 1. Marc Jacobs, 2. On Clemence Poesy via ELLE, 3. DVF

I have an innate fear of fashion styles associated with the term "low": Low-rise jeans, drop-crotch harem pants, and mullet hemlines, to name a few, all make me a little nervous. Which is precisely why the sudden popularity of drop-waist dresses caught me by surprise. Not only do I adore this look; I have a few dresses in this style!

This 1920s throwback silhouette has a longer bodice section with a shorter skirt, which could range from a-line to pleated. By nature, the drop-waist dress is versatile. Paired with a blazer and heels, it makes a perfect job interview look, while adding a pair of casual booties and a low-slung bag makes it essential for an afternoon of shopping.

My only concern with a drop-waist dresses, however is the body types issue. For someone who does not have a longer torso or is short, a drop waist dress might make them look shorter. If that's not what you're going for, experimentation with different sizes is key.

Drop Waist Anthropologie Dress


A shot from the Anthropologie Spring '12 catalog.

What do you think about drop-waisted dresses?

Is a drop-waist dress a style that you would wear? How would you wear it?  Which look above is your favorite?  Leave a comment below and let us know!