Drop Waist

  

Drop Waist is a silhouette a particular style of dress gives. To create this silhouette, the waist of the dress is dropped lower, falling close to the top of the hips. By doing this it creates an illusion of a torso being lengthened. This style was largely worn during the 1920s.

For 2012, Gucci S/S 12 reproduced this waist line in bold colouring yet Marc Jacobs S/S 12 chose to enhance this waistline with tucks and draping on the garments which both produced boyish yet feminine frames.


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Hollyann Prince

Written by Hollyann Prince

Hollyann Prince, graduating in International Fashion Business at Nottingham Trent University next year, currently writing the Silhouette & Looks and Accessories section of the Dictionary for Catwalk Yourself. A lover of fashion history and everything unique.


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