What did the Spring 2013 fashion week shows of Alice + Olivia, Prabal Gurung and Rebecca Minkoff all have in common? They each sent a returning classic down the runway in the form of a warm weather favorite, the drop-waist dress. The 20s style of dress features a longer bodice and shorter skirt, with the “waistline” hitting somewhere along the wearer’s hips rather than at the natural indentation. It seems that Prabal really couldn’t get enough of the look; his line for Target even features a frock with a sweetly ruffled drop waist. If you’re open for a bit of a splurge, however, try our chic picks featuring bold spring hues, chic silhouettes and luxurious materials for warm weather evenings.
1. Sea NY Leopard-print dress, available at Matchesfashion.com for $237
2. Thakoon Addition Drop Waist Dress, available at Farfetch.com for $324
3. Galliano Chiffon Flower Print Drop Waist Dress, available at Flannelsfashion.com for $274
4. Sportmax Flint Dress, available at Matchesfashion.com for $659
5. P.A.R.O.S.H Dropped Waist Dress, available at Farfetch.com for $512.94
6. Miu Miu Dropped-waist crepe dress, available at Theoutnet.com for $660