Thursday, July 26, 2012

Waists Are Like Eggs


I worry about the waist on this dress:


Specifically, I worry that it’s a drop waist; or an almost drop waist.  I don’t like drop waist dresses on me; for my body, waists are like eggs; they’re better when they haven’t been dropped.    And this dress looks like its heading towards being dropped or at the very least drooped.

I know a dropped waist can be nice for the short-waisted, but I’m not particularly short-waisted so they just look funny on me.  In fact, the only reason I hadn’t worn it before was out of concern about the waist.  But I think belting it worked fairly well:



Which is good because outside of the questionable waist, I really do like this dress.    I love the length, the print and the colors.  And I think it’s another floral that will work well for fall with tights and boots.  Today, however, I paired the dress (vintage, thrifted) with the woven belt (thrifted) and nude platform sandals (Banana Republic). 

Happy Thursday, All!

Gracey

20 comments:

  1. gracey, it'a a lovely print, & i like how you incorporated the colors with your bracelets! :) funny egg/waist comparison.

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  2. I hear you on the dropped waist thing. I'm pretty evenly proportioned between torso and legs, but given my height, I have a looooong waist for most garments.

    Lovely dress! That looks like a classic Liberty print. I adore those.

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  3. I'm not into the drop waist thing either, but the belt totally solves that prob here! That print is just lovely... love that blue on you too. I vote this dress a keeper! Also when I saw the title of this post come up in my reader I couldn't wait to find out how the hell waists are like eggs :)

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  4. I have the same sentiment about drop waist dresses...or even drooping waist dresses! But you know, this looks totally great to me...I wouldn't have thought twice :) And sometimes it's easy to fix if you just throw on a thicker belt than usual and make sure it's riding a little higher, kinda creates a waist where there isn't!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  5. I think it totally works belted - it does not look like a drop waist and you look really lovely in it. And you're right, the length and pattern are really great.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  6. Dropped waists and I do not hang out. We don't even go to the same parts of town. I think you tamed this one down nicely, though. (:

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  7. What a fun post title! I think in this case the dropped waist may be more felt than seen OR you've done a great job of disguising it with the belt. I like the look.

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  8. That dress is a beautiful print and color, and I think you masterfully vanquished that drop waist with your belt. (You have a splendid belt collection, by the way!) :)

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  9. Great post !

    Love your outfit so much!!

    You look FABOULOUS !

    Just stopped by your blog!
    Loved it instantly so I have no choice but to follow you around!!

    Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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  10. Hah! That was a clever title, I had to sit and think for a moment how eggs were like waists before I read on. Very clever! ^_^
    Ugh, I just am not a fan of a dropped waist! I am short in the torso and they still look ridiculous on me. I think you fixed the problem very well with the belt, I would have never guessed this dress had a low waistline. (And it's such a pretty print!)

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  11. I know what you mean about the wait, but this dress looks great!

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  12. This title totally sucked me in. I had to read more. Good one girl, good one. In addition, I would like to say that I would never have looked at this dress and thought, "Gracey is wearing a drop waist dress." I love this print. Can't wait to see you rock it in the fall.

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  13. Gracey you have a gorgeous smile. Love this dress and bracelet combo!! dawn suitcase vignettes. You are finally on my blog roll...yay!

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  14. i never wear drop waisted dresses, either. i think with the belt, it looks fabulous on you!

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  15. It doesn't look droopy at all. In fact, I think it looks lovely on you, belted the way it is!

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  16. You're too funny, drop waisted and eggs, love the dress, stunning! You're a pro at pairing vintage with modern!

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  17. This is absolutely one of my fave dresses of yours. You gave it a great waist with that belt. I'm also admiring that Party on the Arm. You go, girl! Love how the orange bangle picks up the orange in your dress.

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  18. Don't worry. It's perfect. I love the shoes with the dress and belt.

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  19. cute dress and loving the shoes! this will definitely be a good one to rock in the fall too! can't wait to see you do it with the boots!

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