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Date: 1/11/12 9:04 AM

Are waistlines descending?
A few years ago they were empire line but I'm starting to see the odd drop waist tops/dresses in the more trendy shops.
I notice the cloche hat is in vogue at the moment so maybe 20's styling will be returning?

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Subject: Waistline hights Date: 1/11/12 9:23 AM

I did a search on style.com and I think you'll find it interesting. Many of the designers are featuring styles with a dropped waist, and referencing 1920's. It looks like they started to creep in around 2010.

You are onto something. Style.com 2012 dropped waist search results.

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Subject: Waistline hights Date: 1/11/12 9:56 AM

I've been noticing this trend too. I absolutely love the 1920's inpired fashion but infortunately as a large busted woman, it does me no favors Aesthetically though, I love how it looks!

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Subject: Waistline hights Date: 1/11/12 10:32 AM

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I've been noticing this trend too. I absolutely love the 1920's inpired fashion but infortunately as a large busted woman, it does me no favors Aesthetically though, I love how it looks!

I too like the 20's styling but it doesn't flatter me as I'm an hourglass. Being 'young' I'm able to get away with something in a light material where the waist doesn't sit too low and the skirt is short.
This is closest I have to 1920's dress and I just about get away with it but it is a little big on me.

But I tend to have the same as 'millie' from modern millie film
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Subject: Waistline hights Date: 1/11/12 12:02 PM

There's a drop waist in the Temperley Resort collection that would work for bustier shapes. It's No.2 in the slides. I have the same problem, the only way around it would be a compression bra.

Temperley (see slide no 2)

I think this might work for hourglass figures, you'd just have to fit it a bit more.
Rachel Roy drop waist.

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Subject: Waistline hights Date: 1/11/12 12:16 PM

UGH. I have the small bust for this style but have a long torso. Those dropped waists make me look like I forgot to grow legs.

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Subject: Waistline hights Date: 1/11/12 12:27 PM

So who does this style work on???

There is one Butterick dress with a longer waist that I like, but it's fitted. That would work on a larger bust or hourglass but you lose the 20's style with it.

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Subject: Waistline hights Date: 1/11/12 3:48 PM

I have the opposite problem so these tops and dresses work really well for me. I have a short torso and extremely long legs. If I were to tuck in my shirt into my pants I look like I have boobs sitting on top of legs with nothing in the middle. HA

I come into it naturally though I remember Grandma wearing these sack dresses momma told me were made from Potato sacks????? Anyway, she always wore a belt and I swear thats what she looked like too. A large bust sitting on top of legs

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Subject: Waistline hights Date: 1/11/12 4:57 PM

Ally, you gave me my chuckle for the day Back in the day, before my pot belly got more noticable, I could actually wear these drop waist things. If my failing memory serves me right, the mid to late 1960's was a big time for these. That's when I was wearing the drop waist. Twiggy Time

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Subject: Waistline hights Date: 1/11/12 5:40 PM

lol! I have that opposite problem too. Completely understand the boobs sitting on top of legs with nothingin the middle.

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