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Low-waist dress - a revolution in women's fashion

Low-waist dress - a revolution in women's fashion
  1. Peculiarities
  2. Who is it suitable for?
  3. Varieties
  4. With a fluffy skirt
  5. Length
  6. Wedding Dresses
  7. Evening options
  8. Does it fit complete?
  9. Selection Tips
  10. What to wear with?
  11. Accessories
  12. Shoes


Modern low-waisted dresses are greetings from the 1920s. It was at that time that a real revolution took place in the history of women's fashion. In the struggle for equality with men, women began to abandon long, fluffy skirts and began to look for new solutions for themselves. Low-waisted dresses appeared in contrast to empire and corset dresses, emphasizing feminine forms. The displaced waistline makes the silhouette flatter and more rectangular. Thus, the dresses made the figure a little boyish. In addition, it was convenient to move, dance and play sports in them.

20s Drop Waist Dress

Who is it suitable for?

Low-waisted dresses appeared during the First World War. Then the ideal of female beauty ceased to be airy, fragile creatures, and the eyes of men turned to strong, athletic girls who could cope with hard work. This was reflected in the styles of women's clothing. Low-waisted dresses are best suited for girls with a sporty figure: high and broad-shouldered.

If you are of the "rectangle" or "inverted triangle" type, you can safely wear such a dress. Girls with wide hips, as well as those of short stature, should avoid dresses with offset waist lines.


The model that is in the greatest demand is sheath dress with a low waist. It has long become a real classic, and almost all girls love it. Simple, elegant, it looks great on any body shape and suits a variety of occasions.

Midi Low Waist Gingham Dress

Sack-linie. This is the style of dress associated with the jazz era.It symbolizes the rejection of uncomfortable corsets and tight dresses. "Sack-lini" is a loose dress with spaghetti straps, with a large cut in the back and a cropped skirt that starts almost from the hips.

Charleston dress. TAuger came to us from the 20s of the last century. This is a short dress with a straight cut, decorated with rich, multi-layered decor, fringe, sequins, feathers, sequins, etc.

With a fluffy skirt

A low waistline combined with a fluffy skirt is a very popular style for evening dresses.

Low-rise dress with puffy asymmetrical skirt

If the dress is long, then it will be called silhouette or A-shaped. These dresses fit well on almost any figure. Chubby girls often opt for this particular option. Provided that the dress has a tight corset, it perfectly adjusts the figure. Short dresses with a low waist and a full skirt are not suitable for everyone. Only with narrow hips and slender legs, you will look perfect in such an outfit.


Traditionally, a low-waisted dress was not long, as it appeared at the very moment when women finally decided to abandon floor-length dresses. However, today you can see such dresses of very different lengths.

Midi-Length Low-Waist Dress


A long dress with a low waist can be both a sophisticated evening dress and light clothing for walking. Classic silhouette dresses, which are often chosen by brides, belong to the first category. Such an outfit is a great way out for expectant mothers who want to hide the emerging tummy. The loose skirt, gathered in beautiful folds, makes the image feminine and romantic.


Midi is the classic length for a low-waisted dress - after all, a century ago, women still did not allow themselves to greatly bare their legs.

Mid Waist Dress

A mid-length dress is a versatile option that suits both a working day and a festive evening. For models in casual style, the waist is usually lowered by only a few centimeters. This fit is most optimal for skirts of different cuts - narrow, flared or pleated.

A short

Dresses with a low waist and a miniskirt are a fairly popular cocktail option. If this outfit really suits you, then you will look very advantageous against the background of traditional bodycon dresses.

Low-rise short dress with asymmetrical skirt

A short dress with a low waist can also be an option for casual or sportswear. The loose fit allows you to move actively, so in such a dress you can comfortably roller-skate, play tennis, etc.

Wedding Dresses

Every day more and more brides decide in favor of low-waisted dresses. For the past few years, this style has remained a real trend in bridal fashion.

Low Waist Bustier Wedding Dress

As a rule, a wedding dress with a low waist has two essential elements: a bodice or corset and a long, fluffy skirt. Together, this creates an incredibly beautiful silhouette. Such dresses demonstrate the beauty of the bride's neck and shoulders, emphasize the chest and waist, and also mask all problem areas. High-waisted wedding dresses are so sophisticated that stylists advise brides to get by with a minimum of jewelry and choose a very simple hairstyle.

Evening options

The greatest love among fashionistas is used by two types of low-waisted evening dresses. The first is the jazz-style models that have become popular thanks to the Gucci fashion house.

Gucci Jazz Low Waist Dress

You can easily imagine how they look when you remember the movie "The Great Gatsby". Small dresses, straight or slightly fitted, with luxurious decor. Embroidery, lace, beads, rhinestones - there cannot be too many decorations. The second variety is dresses with a low waist and a long straight skirt, which were created by the fashion house Chanel. They are also made of thin, flying fabrics, and have a simple but expensive decor.

Does it fit complete?

Low-waisted dresses are great for overweight, because this style allows you to visually adjust the figure.

Dress with a low waist for the plump

If you have a tummy, then waist-hugging stretch fabric dresses are not for you. But models with a lowered waistline give the upper part of the figure a rectangular shape, thereby hiding all the protruding parts. Lush thighs cannot be hidden with this dress, but corrective underwear solves the problem. But plump arms and shoulders can be balanced with a fairly fluffy skirt. For girls with luxurious shapes, it is better to choose models with a skirt no higher than the knee. And don't forget about the heels - this will make you look much sleeker.

Selection Tips

  • The details of the dress can favorably emphasize your merits, or vice versa, spoil everything. If you have luxurious breasts, pay attention to models with a beautiful, unusual neckline. The flawless skin of the neck and shoulders is a great reason to purchase a dress with an open bodice strapless. Graceful hands are accentuated by short, puffy sleeves.
  • You need to be very careful with the length of a low-waisted dress, especially if you cannot boast of being tall. Tall girls can choose models of any length for themselves, but for miniature young ladies it is better to stay on dresses with a skirt to the floor.

What to wear with?

The choice of an accompaniment to a low-waisted dress depends directly on the dress itself. If this is a classic evening dress, then nothing is needed for it except shoes, a handbag and jewelry. 1920s-themed dresses can be complemented with accessories from that era - tiny hats, headbands, boas, or a beaded chain purse. A casual outfit can be combined with almost anything. This dress will look good with a raincoat, denim jacket or leather jacket. Sporty short dresses can be worn with skinny jeans or leggings.


For most of us, dresses with a low waistline are associated with the fashion of the beginning of the last century. To create a harmonious image of jewelry for such a dress, you need to select the appropriate ones.

Decorations for a dress with a low waist

Evening dresses for women in those days embodied the concept of glamor - there was so much luxury and splendor in them. A dress for special occasions should be accompanied by exquisite jewelry or costume jewelry in a retro style: long beads tied in a knot, sparkling pendant earrings, bracelets and rings with large stones. Just don't put on everything at once - a couple of jewelry will be enough.


The displaced waistline visually makes you lower, and your legs are slightly shorter. Therefore, the main task when choosing shoes is to choose the one that will smooth out this effect. This means that you will have to give up flat-soled shoes, as well as high boots and boots, which will additionally “cut” the leg horizontally.

Shoes for a dress with a low waist

The best option is high-heeled shoes or sandals. Shoes in beige and tight colors will be an excellent choice, since, firstly, they will fit almost any outfit, and secondly, they will visually lengthen your legs.

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