(Closed) Body type that suits a dropped waist?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was going to say long torso people.

Found this on e-how:

“The drop waist silhouette can be hard to wear for some body types. It best suits those with smaller hips and longer torsos. Petite women may find that these dresses mess with their proportions, since they add more length at the top than at the bottom, which can lead to the appearance of shorter legs. This shape can also cause the eye to trail downward, bringing the overall perception of key body points lower. In other words, the low waist can also cause low bustlines to look less buoyant.”

 http://www.ehow.com/about_5120445_drop-waist-dress.html#ixzz1MbP66WfG

Post # 4
Hostess
11246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah hourglass especially slim hourglasses and I agree those who have a long torso.

Post # 6
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1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It depends on the dress.  If the waist is just a little low, pretty much anyone can wear it.  If it is really dropped, then it is better for a taller person.  This is a good silhouette for someone who is larger busted–it balances them out.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@cvbee:I’m going to disagree with the experts/

I’ve found that people with a SHORT torso look great in dropped waist gowns because it elongates their torso for them.

 

I LOVE dropped waist gowns. I’m not super skinny, but  I’m almost an hourglass, and I’m very short (almost 5′). I do not feel chopped in half by these gowns.

 

 

None of these experts can really say what will look best on you unless you fit *EXACTLY* into one of their shapes.

Post # 9
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Evie19: Hi Evie, I am actually wearing a dropped waist, I have a hourglass figure and I found that the dropped waist compliments my shoulders and hips and puts the focus on my narrower waist- which I like πŸ™‚ I think a dropped waist is good if you want to put the focus on your waist. πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Evie19:Yes it emphasizes a narrow waist.

What does it do for the hips? For me, it made them a little bigger (which evens me out to more of an hourglass–which is what I wanted)

Post # 13
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1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m plus size and ended up with a dropped waist gown, or at least what I consider to be a dropped waist gown.  I also tried on more of a ballgown look with a dropped waist and that worked really well for me too.  Here is a picture of my dress so you can see.  I guess a lot depends on how “harsh” the drop cut off point is. 

 

Post # 14
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Evie19: I do not think my hips look bigger, I actually think it hides my sizable hips pretty well πŸ™‚ I tried on a mermaid and that realllly made my hips look big. i would love to post a pic of my dress to show you what I mean, but I will inbox you, as i am affraid the Fiance might see it- he knows I am totally addicted to weddingbee πŸ™‚

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