The drop waist dress

“Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle”

Truth be told ever since the birth of my daughter, I’ve become less fussy about the way I dress. I used to be one of those girls who would proudly proclaim that it is alright to “suffer” a little for the cause of fashion. No more. Comfort and ease has become my best mates when it comes to dressing. Most days I am your jeans, t-shirt and flats girls and one days when I am bored of my “mum” uniform, I opt for relaxed and non-fussy dresses.

Enter Drop waist dresses. The drop waist dress, characterised by a low, horizontal waistline that normally falls near the level of upper hips first hit the fashion radar in the 1920s. They are super versatile. Go glamorous and opt for ones in chiffon with breads and sparkles (think flapper girl) or casual with cotton or light weight denim. The silhouette can balance your upper and lower body giving you an illusion of height.

drop waist dress style

drop waist dress style

To be honest, this style doesn’t feature majorly in my wardrobe. I’ve used this style of dress only once as you can see here. I stumbled upon today’s dress while casually browsing the BHS sale and brought it for its ease. I wore it the other day hiking in the woods (not really hiking friendly but still) and have gone for totally minimal look with a silver necklace, bracelet, a cross body bag, tie-up sandals and chambray shirt for layering. I’ve also tied my hair in a messy half bun. This look is all about comfort with a bit of chicness thrown in for good measure.

drop waist dress style

drop waist dress styleDress: Sold out (like this one), Sandals: Clarks (old one), Bag: My own design, Shirt: Next (old), Glasses: Nautica 

So, will you be surfing on this fashion wave and unleash your inner child? Give it a go you will be chuffed. 😉

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