Dressed for: Drop-waist Workarounds

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim jacket, Gudrun Sjödén striped dress, brown ankle boots, Frye studded skull tote

Denim jacket – Kut from the Kloth (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Dress – courtesy Gudrun Sjödén – similar for this season (eco cotton/low-impact dyes)
Boots – Clarks (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Bag – Frye via eBay
Necklace – Lucky Brand via eBaysimilar/handmade
Earrings – Mia Montgomery

As I mentioned the last time this dress appeared on the blog, it’s a drop-waist style and therefore far outside my comfort zone. I worried that the necklace pile I did back in April might be my only way to make it feel a little less drop-waisty, but was delighted to find that throwing a jacket into the mix worked just as well. Especially delighted since this Gudrun Sjödén dress is made from organic cotton and low-impact dyes. The company’s policies are admirable and thorough – so proud to have them as a long-time partner!


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3 Responses to “Dressed for: Drop-waist Workarounds”

  1. Anna Bartels

    I like the way you have styled the dress in both this post and the April post. The jacket really does help create a waist definition. I like the April post too and one of the reasons I think the dress works in that post it the pairing of the black tights and black booties. It really creates a long length in the lower half of your body. In the above post, you’ve broken up the body a bit more with the brown boots and the jacket. Both ways seem to be working well for you, I just found it interesting to see how these two approaches seem to have worked for you.

  2. Ginger

    I liked it better in April.
    I have a similar tent-cut dress that I bought this Spring, it’s a solid color but has the same cut through the body of the dress. I tried and tried to pair it with a sweater but there just wasn’t a way to do it without the skirt of the dress pleating up and looking overly full when I tried to put a sweater over it.

    If I wanted another layer for warmth I think I’d go with a full length coat. If I had to have a short jacket I think I’d look for one with a swing cut that mirrored the lines of the dress.

  3. Rad Redneck Diva

    That bag! *covet covet covet*

    I agree with Anna – you’ve taken a potentially tricky dress and made it very, very wearable. I also LOVED your hair in the April post. I’m willing to bet that a well-draped, colorful scarf would also pair well with this dress.