Laura over at Flypaper points out that the empire waist trend seems to be ending, and that many designers are introducing drop-waist styles for fall. For me personally, the timing couldn’t be better. Yes, I will be wearing some empire waist styles by necessity between now and January, but after that, I look forward to embracing the dropped waist.
Why do I like this style so much? Done right, drop-waist styles can not only hide a thick waist but also camouflage short legs. Since my waist, hips, and thighs are all about the same width, any garment that makes it unclear where one stops and the other starts gives the illusion that underneath my drop-waist cardigan hides an extra 3 inches of legs and an hourglass figure. Or, at least not a waist as wide as mine actually is, or as wide as mine will actually be for a few months until I’ve lost the baby weight.