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How To Wear Drop Waist Dress

How To Wear Drop Waist Dress

Today I’m going to talk about the dress with a falling waist. For those of you who don’t yet know what it is, it’s basically a skater dress or a flared mini dress with the waist falling below your belly button. The first question you may have is that if you don’t move your waist down, you won’t look shorter. The answer is that the flared cut and short length of the dress balance out the design of the dropping waist. The result is a very loose and airy looking dress. To better show you how to style it, I’ve put together a list of really great drop waist dress outfit ideas for you. Let’s check it out.

White sleeveless dress with floral pattern and falling waist


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First, let me show you how a drop-waist dress can make you look so airy and refreshing. This dress is a white floral sleeveless dress with a falling waist. As you can see, a nice perk of wearing a dress like this is that you don’t have to be in your best shape to look your best. For the shoes, wear a great suede slip on open-toe shoes to give the outfit a feminine and refreshing touch.

White sleeveless mini waist dress

white sleeveless mini dress with plunging neckline
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This is a very typical dress with a falling waist and the typical mini neckline. In detail, it is a white sleeveless mini dress with a falling waist. You can just pair it with light pink pointy toe heels and a pink leather handbag to look ladylike and pretty.

Gray long-sleeved waist dress with boots

gray dress with long sleeves and low waist and boots
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For a more casual and stylish look, you may want to try this outfit that is pretty easy to take off. To achieve this look, you can wear a gray dress with long sleeves and a low waist. Pair it with a sleek long necklace, a pair of short black and gray suede boots, and a brown leather handbag to add style to the outfit.

Dark gray ribbed sleeveless dress with a falling waist

Dark gray ribbed sleeveless dress with a falling waist
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Now let’s look at this dress with some subtle ribbed details. It is a very elegant dark gray sleeveless sweater dress with a falling waist. To look more artistic and playful, you can pair the dress with a black floppy hat. For the shoes, wear a pair of light gray suede ankle boots to look more elegant and feminine.

Gray checked mini dress with a falling waist

gray mini dress with checkered drop waist
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Instead of a solid color dress, you can also choose a patterned dress that looks a little more sophisticated. For example, you can wear this gray drop waist dress that has some very small and subtle plaids on it. To complete this outfit casually, you can simply combine the dress with white sneakers.

Heather gray dress with boho style long necklace

heather gray dress long chain in boho style
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A very easy way to create a boho style outfit is to wear a long boho style necklace with a very simple dress. For example, you can wear a boho necklace with this heather gray waist dress to look relaxed and beautiful. Pair these pieces with nude strappy sandals to keep the boho theme uniform.

Black and white striped waist dress

black and white striped dress with a falling waist
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For a girlish and youthful look, you can wear a black and white striped dress with a falling waist. Simply pair the dress with white sneakers or a black and white low top conversation to complete the casual look. Or if you want to look fancier, you can wear pink pointy toe heels instead.

Black mini skater dress with a falling waist and a felt hat

black tank drop waist mini skater dress felt hat
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In a way, a drop-waist dress is like a version of a sheath dress with a flared cut at the hem. It’s not difficult to explain why the dropped waist dress looks so casual and airy. For example, this black tank-drop waist dress resembles a black sheath dress. Wear it with a black felt hat and black ballerina shoes to finish off the look.

Pink long sleeve mini waist dress

pink long sleeved mini dress with falling waist
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To achieve a ladylike look that you can actually wear to the office, you can wear a pink dress with long sleeves and a dropped waist. To look more professional and smarter, consider carrying a light pink leather handbag. For the shoes, a pair of light pink open-toed heels should go perfectly with the rest of the outfit.

Black and white polka dot mini dress

black and white polka dot mini dress
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To achieve an absolutely beautiful look for the girl next door, go for a cute looking dress like this black and white polka dot waist dress. Team the dress with a light gray mini leather backpack and a pair of pink and white sneakers to complete this adorable and youthful look.

Green and Navy Tribal Printed Collar Drop Waist Dress

Dress with a green and navy blue tribal collar and a falling waist
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For a more mature look that looks deeper and more professional, you can wear this green tribal print dress with a dropped waist and collar. To complete this outfit in an elegant way, you can simply wear black open-toed ankle straps. For more outfit ideas for similar shoes, check out our blog post on styling black heels with ankle straps.

Gray and white striped mini dress with statement chain

gray and white striped mini dress with statement chain
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This outfit is a perfect demonstration of how a statement necklace can have a huge impact on an entire outfit. For example, this gray and white striped dress with a dropped waist is a simple and airy dress. You can pair it with light pink heels to complete a minimal look. To make this outfit even more eye-catching, you can wear it with a silver statement necklace.

Neon pink long sleeve mini dress with gray boots

Neon pink long sleeve mini dress gray boots
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One of the best and easiest ways to do this is to wear some neon pink as part of your outfit. For example, you can wear this neon pink drop-waist dress with a pair of light gray suede ankle boots. Wear a leopard print clutch to add an elegant touch to the overall look.

Black tank velvet drop waist dress

black tank velvet drop waist dress
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If you want a dress that looks deeper and more elegant, you can choose one that is made of velvet. For example, here is a sleeveless black velvet waist dress, both of which look relatively elegant. Team them with black ballerinas for a classy feel.

Red asymmetrical long-sleeved waist dress

red asymmetrical long-sleeved dress with a falling waist
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Here is a playful and sharp dress. It is a long-sleeved, low-waisted red dress that has a high, low waist. The waist on the left is slightly higher than on the right. Just pair it with light pink pointy toe heels to complete this adorable and attractive outfit.

Here are some of the best drop waist dress outfit ideas I just shared with you. For those of you who have never tried wearing the dropped waist dress, give it a try. As you can see from the examples above, they are very easy to peel off.

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