Summer Must: Drop Waist Dresses
Posted by on June 18, 2012 | 3:15 pm EST

Summer Must: Drop Waist Dresses

Summer is all about taking in the warm weather and just letting loose. Retail therapy is of course, part of the equation. Shorts may be the season’s go-to wardrobe option, but we’ve found another way to channel the laidback vibe of summer without compromising your feminine style—drop waist dresses. These easy-to-wear pieces make for the ideal sartorial weapons to stock up on your armory of a closet. From its sheer versatility and fashion-forward silhouette, looking comfortably stylish is all in the waist.

Fashion Glamour plucked three choice dresses from the Net-a-Porter library to let you in on the classic 1920’s silhouette’s unapologetic return this summer. These three charming dresses may not do your shapely figure any justice, but these will do wonders on showcasing your beach-ready legs and making you look taller than you already—or otherwise—are.

Roksanda Ilincic’s dress nails two trends in one showing—color blocking and bold colors. Although the eye-popping collision of red and blue is high in contrast, it’s still playful and charming without looking juvenile. With such a strong statement that this dress makes, go for minimal or even no accessories.

See by Chloe

Summer is no excuse to let your denim pieces gather dust; however do know that the said fabric can be a tad too warm for summer. As such, opt for a dress that has the denim effect you adore and the trendy drop waist detail such as this piece from See by Chloé. Whether you wear the sleeves down or roll it up for a more urban finish, you’ll look très chic on summer weekends with this cool and cozy jersey dress. 

Victoria, Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham is one of the most recent purveyors of drop waist dresses and this glorious sea green mini dress further proves that she’s a master at this trend. While drop waist dresses can be a bit bland and boring for some, the pleats, color-blocking and faux color successfully converge for a younger Gatsby-like elegance.

Photos from Net-a-Porter

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