Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Drop Waist (See Jane Learn)

Ever since its mainstream emergence in the Roaring 20s, the drop waist seems to come in and out of style every so often (I'm pretty sure one of my homecoming dresses had one).  The drop waist piques my interest and I admire its ability to continually evolve.  Whether it's in shirt of dress form, the drop waist has proven that it's here in fashion for the long haul.  While they're similar, don't confuse it with the other hit trend of 2012--the peplum (which is just a ruffle or gathering of fabric at the waist).

photos 1/2
3. Issa Pleated Dress
4. ASOS Jeweled Collar (channel the flappers and jazz up the drop waist)

Also, one of my favorite e-retailers has teamed up with InStyle for the chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree to ASOS (I'm buying this drop waist dress for a bachelorette party in a couple weeks).  Sign up here to enter (it ends Friday)!

24 comments

Via Mojo said...

love the necklace! great design!

Kimberly said...

I'm pretty obsessed with all things drop-waisted right now. Already have one dress from LOFT, but am pretty sure I need another one! Love these options :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Christina Storm said...
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Christina Storm said...
Love the drop waist! Love Thakoon's leather dress, great color!

www.thestylestorm.com

Amy said...

i have a drop waist dress and i'm obsessed with it

xx amy
Leopard and Lillies

Closet Fashionista said...

I used to have a few drop waist pieces, but I don't think I have them anymore, ha ha... I love that old photo you posted, such stylish ladies
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Collections said...

Just got a drop waist dress myself and can't wait to layer it up for winter/ fall!

Collections

The Yuppie Files said...

Love the drop waist on other people but I always feel it makes me look shorter than I already am! Any other petites scared of them?

Erin said...

I love the drop waist trend because it balances out my super short torso! These are some great options here. I had a tangerine strapless drop waist dress years ago that I only recently gave away. I am already missing it!

-Erin-
http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

blue roses said...

the drop-waist is darling on slighter, more flat figures.... it can be a bit of a mess on hourglasses because it hides the waist. still, i admire it and envy those gals that can rock it well!

http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

Josie said...

I love this look -- that Thakoon dress is darling!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Alyssa said...

excited for the giveaway!! i need a $5,000 ASOS wardrobe. stat.

The Egg said...

i love this post!
you are so fashion forward

xo the egg out west.

hello, Friday said...

Classic!! I love it when it is done right! xoxo
http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

glitzyblues.com said...

I love all the new drop waisted dresses coming out.. So feminine!

http://www.glitzyblues.com

Basically B said...

I can't get into drop waist, but you're convincing.

http://frenchpresstights.blogspot.com/

Giovanna said...

Love this trend! The DP dress is amazing!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Giovanna said...

Love this trend! The DP dress is amazing!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

cova thegoldenhummingbird said...

love this dresses! they have a naïf touch for me! :D

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When We Wander said...

Drop waist dresses are so great for the layering options they provide. And I love the idea of pairing it with a jeweled collar as you suggested!

livlovelaugh said...

loooooove drop waist dresses -- so feminine and cute~

-liv
http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

Fash Boulevard said...

Love this trend. Totally obsessed with number three. I hope you have an amazing weekend, hun. If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd enter my latest giveaway. xo

www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

Jessica LC said...

I kind of like it but IDK ...I'm really short, so I don't know if would work on my body type. I need to see it on more ppl and maybe try it on.
Thanks for posting.

xo
Jessica

www.theluxurycloset.com

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