Here is a new silhouette for you ladies to try, its called the drop waist and its all the rage right now. Designers like Tadashi Shoji, Chado Ralph Rucci, Marc Jacobs, and Zac Posen all favor the hip-sweeping drop waistlines and displayed them frequently at this year’s runway shows.  The actual “drop” of the waist tends to vary, we have seen seams that are just a few inches below the natural waist line and others that go much further down. The thing we love about this trend is that it embraces the hips instead of hiding them, making the most of a women’s figure.  This trend, as with any trend, all has to do with how you style it.

This trend is particularly great for ladies who have what’s know as a “boyish” or “boxy” figure because it takes the focus off of the hour glass waistline and brings more attention to the arms and legs.  As far as drop waist dresses are concerned they look great in fun geometric patterns like stripes or polka dots. You can rock a drop waist dress in the summer with cute wedges to give your legs a little elongation, or you can pair a drop waist dress with leggings as you transition your wardrobe into the cooler fall and winter months.

Try The Trend Tips

The drop waist is an interesting and adorable silhouette that is worth trying out this year, here are a few tips to help you master the trend.

Also wear a drop waist line with some type of heeled shoe, whether it be wedges, stilettos or pumps. If you opt for flats your legs may end up looking wider and shorter than they really are, so do yourself a favor and add some height when wearing this silhouette.

For ladies that have a large midsection you can still wear this trend, just be sure that your garment is not too fitted. If your drop waist dress is too tight you may end up creating the spare tire effect around your midsection, which is never flattering.