Even though the slip dress has been a popular style this past year, you may feel that this type of dress just isn’t suited to your body and you may feel uncomfortable in them. If that is the case, you might want to try a drop waist dress. A drop waist means that the waistline of the dress is anywhere from 1-2 inches below a typical waistline to a foot below. These dresses are still quite feminine and can be worn in any type of situation, and they might be more comfortable for you to wear. A drop waist dress takes the focus off of the waistline and puts more attention to the arms, chest, and legs. If you have a thicker waist or a boyish frame then this is the dress style for you. But don’t think that means that they are shapeless and bad style. Some of the most popular designers like Vika Gazinskaya use drop waists in their looks.
As I said before, you can wear a drop waist dress in almost any occasion. You can dress one up or down with the right accessories. A pair of strappy heel sandals and nice jewelry can make the dress appropriate for a wedding or evening wear. A pair of wedge sandals can dress it down a little bit for a daytime get together. And a pair of flats or flip flops can dress it down enough to make it appropriate for running errands or visiting the beach.
In addition to accessories, different styles of the drop waist can make the garment more appropriate for different venues. For example, the bohemian drop waist or the beachy drop waist with floral prints are best worn in casual summer settings. These baggy fits accentuate the curviness of the women below them and are typically made of lightweight loose fitting fabrics that make them perfect for hot summer weather. You can see a few examples of these drop waist floral dresses and other summer looks further above. In contrast, a dress with a drop waist and embellishments like sequins or lace can make the dress quite formal. Some might call these dresses girly because they usually have a rather demure neckline and are frilly or feminine in design. You can see a few examples of girly drop waist dresses above.
One reason why drop waists are so popular these days is because they have that throwback feeling that almost all fashion seems to be going towards in the past few years. In the 1920s, women wore flapper dresses with drop waist and short hem lines. The drop waist trend of today is reminiscent of those dresses from the 20s. Some designers and labels even call them flapper dresses like the ones above.