Friday, 7 March 2014

Drop Waist Dresses

Joanna from Poppy's Style posted last week about a new dress she'd found (and bought) in M&S. It was a take on the Victoria Beckham oversized tent dress. I wasn't keen on it on her at the time, even though I think she looks amazing all the time. I have since changed my mind and now think she looks amazing. #stylecrush



Here is the Marks and Spencer Diamond Jacquard Textured Drop Waist Dress - £39.50
What a bargain!



Here is Joanna rocking in the dress - I love it!




So I guess if M&S are on the ball with drop waist dresses we can firmly say it's a trend for the season ahead.

Here's where you can buy similar


Red dip hem dress - £45



Denim drop waist - £18
I want to love this but it's going to be too short on me. The model here is 5ft 6 and it's short on her



Tartan drop waist - £36
I have ordered this and it's arriving Monday



Here is Frances from Schoolrun Style looking epic in the above dress





Stripy drop waist dress - £84



White Peter Pan collar drop waist dress - £24.50



Boohoo yellow drop waist dress - £12
£12 is a silly price! I do wonder what the quality will be like?




Boohoo drop waist dress in blue marl - £15
LOVE the material but again it's going to be too short on this giraffe


Topshop £20


Topshop £24



So what do you think about the drop waist trend? I am skipping off to M&S now to pick up these beauties and also to try and find the dress but I fear our very small local store won't have it - far too trendy for where I live!

Fiona
xoxo

19 comments :

  1. I loved VB in that dress, also love Joanna and Frances take on the trend. Can't wait to see you in yours x

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    1. I am so excited! All arriving on Monday via ASOS and if my local M&S has the one Joanna is wearing I shall show and tell from the changing room!

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  2. Great post - tho I'm not a fan of drop waists for me. They're gorgeous but awful on pear-shapes sadly..I need some nipping in at the waist. Cannot wait to see yours - and the shoes...I want to hear ALL about the shoes!

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    1. Just having a sneaky pub lunch and will then go and pick up!

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  3. Love that plain red dress Fiona. I've tried the M&S one on but wasn't a fan of the colour...if only they did it in a stronger colour I would have snapped it up!
    Jane xx
    www.mymidlifefashion.com

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    1. Oh interesting that the colour didn't suit you - I'd say we're the same colour so I'll be interested to see what it's like on - will report back after lunch

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  4. It's a bloody hard colour to wear on mere mortals. Great on cooler skin tones but not so forgiving on warm ones. I spotted it a couple of weeks ago and fell in love but knew I would look like death warmed up so didn't try it on. Now if it had been in a gold tone.....

    Can't wait to see your dress next week, hope you like it x

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  5. I love them, but I am sure I suit them, need to have a try on - I have Frances red check one saved in my Asos wish list, after seeing it on her and loving it! X

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    1. I bet I look like a sack of crap in it vs what she looked like!

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  6. I agree with Donna - the color is the biggest problem - it does wash me out a bit - hoping once I am dolled up with red lippy and a tan it will look better. As an apple shape I LOVE drop waists - they really conceal my problem areas and the Limited Collection at M&S have some other great VB inspired dresses. I have the Asos checked one too so we can all rock it together - it's a lovely flannel fabric, but I'm afraid no one will look as hot as Frances in it...xx

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    1. oooh you have the checked one? YAY TRIPLETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. i love the really baggy ones just for hanging out, you can do quite a grown up version with just a skirt. I love all the girlie looks on everyone else, but I am a giant with big shoulders and just look like Grayson Perry!

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    1. You need to read this - http://www.chocolatecookiesandcandies.com/2014/03/women-and-our-self-image.html

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  8. I love the idea of this dress and I will love seeing everyone in theirs. I just don't do dresses. :(

    XX

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  9. Love the texture on Joanna dress & it looks really great. Drop waist is a great style. Love the asymmetrical hemline on the boohoo yellow drop waist as well !
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    Paul

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  10. Love this style of dress and it has the added bonus of fitting a bump in, may look about one, it probably one of the only dresses I'll be able to wear for the next few weeks and after. Of course I'm loving the yellow one- big surprise!!

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  11. I like dropped waist styles but after my disaster with the Peter Pilotto one, I'll probably steer clear! Thosecshoes are stunning. Looking forward to seeing more of them. Love Liz xxx

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  12. Not sure if dropped waists suit me but after my peplum disaster last year?! I'm willing to try but I'm not hopefull! I love the tartan one you all have & can't wait to see how you style yours! Ax

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