(Closed) Am I the only one who doesn’t prefer dropped waist dresses?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I like some of them.  Depends on your body.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

They are not for me, but they look awesome on some brides. I went with an empire waist.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I dont like them.  I think they look fine on people that are super skinny, but even then I dont like the overall look (let me clarify, I think they are not unflattering to the super skinny, but dont like the look regardless).

Its like saggy pants….pull up the waist!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Depends on what you call drop waist. I learned the hard way after somehow getting talked into buying the wrong dress that I really really don’t like trumpet dresses. But a drop waisted ballgown or a-line, I’m all for it. Yeah they are reminiscent of the 80’s especialy if they have the basque waist…But they make the waist look great! I’m a short girl with boobs and hips, so if I don’t emphasize the curvature of my waist with a dropped waistline I look like a snowman 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It depends on the dress, and the figure of the person wearing it. If the bride is well-proportioned and has long legs / short torso it can look great. But for those with short legs it makes them look very short. Even worse, occasionally it makes the bride’s hips look like they’re actually bulging over the skirt of the dress – terribly unflattering. Like the bulge you sometimes get when squeezing into pants that are too small. I’d love to post a pic of what I mean but I’d hate to offend anyone!

I’m very glad to see that there are more natural-waisted dresses this season. When I was shopping for dresses it was all mermaid, empire or drop waist – none of which suit me at all. 

I think the fashion has followed fashion in clothing in general: jeans, pants and skirts are nearly all drop waisted too. The style hasn’t been popular since the 1920s so I wonder whether they’ll look dated in years to come.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’m not a fan of them either. To each their own, I wouldn’t judge anyone for wearing one, but every time I went dress shopping, the first thing I said to the salesladies was “NO mermaid dresses!”

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

(Let me clarify that I would look HIDEOUS in one, but thin, fit girls usually look great in them)

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

There’s something about them that bothers me, but only if I think about me wearing them.  They look great on others, but I think I would feel like it is a little bit on the “oh hey lookit my figure” side.

Which is weird, considering most of my shirts are fitted.  

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I’m not a fan of the style in general, as where it stops at the hip is not always very flattering. I think it depends on the dress,tho, and the body wearing it.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

It’s not a wedding dress, but I think that any cut that is THIS unflattering on Beyonce

should be worn with caution.

On the plus side, most of the brides that I’ve seen post their mermaid dresses here on the Bee look fantastic in them. They’re still not my style and I’d never get one, but if you’ve got the goods, I say show them off!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

That would probably be a better dress if it didn’t look like a sofa-pattern.  

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I feel the same way about mermaid style dresses.  I have never seen anyone over 90 lbs. who looks REALLY good in a mermaid dress.  I know it emphasizes curves, but I think there are better ways to do so.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Yes, a sofa pattern in a bordello. 🙂

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