Dropping the waist

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For a long time I didn’t think that I could wear drop-waist dresses because my torso is long already. I thought that wearing a drop-waist dress would just make me look super duper long and not in a sexy supermodel way ;) Anyway, I’m happy that I sometimes go against my assumptions and push myself to try things on regardless. I saw this simple but chic dress while shopping at Armani Exchange and I immediately loved it. Not only does it fit my body beautifully, it’s very forgiving (thank you, black!) plus it looks super feminine and girly. I also think that this is a great dress to use as a skirt. An over-sized sweater would work really well with it…if the temperatures ever  drop low enough here in Miami.


I’m wearing:
Armani Exchange Flare Hem Tank Dress
Ann Taylor statement necklace
Trina Turk for Banana Republic clutch bag
Christian Louboutin Vendome pumps

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So I guess there really are no good assumptions, right? After all, I was totally wrong about how I would look in drop-waist dresses. What’s something that you thought would never work for you but once you tried it on, it was fab?



  1. Rachelle says:

    You look fabulous, isn’t it funny how we sometime come up with those random rules. Mine was maxi dresses, I always thought they would make me look chubbier and shorter. Now I have 3 big improvement right?
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  2. Marija says:

    Such a cute dress! I would definitely love to see the look with more layering (aka the sweater you’re talking about). Enjoy the awesome weather though, I’m already tired of the rain on this part of the world!
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  3. Maria says:

    Hola Martha!
    i think u look very pretty and is good that you re trying this kind of dresses because it suits you :)
    greetings from european autumm :)

  4. Loulou says:

    Hi Martha :) This dress looks terrific on you. I like how you paired it with that cute red purse. I tend to gravitate towards a drop waist, as I have a very short torso. If I wear a dress with a defined ‘normal’ waist, it tends to looks like a baby doll style on me. So now we know, nobody should pass up a drop waist before trying it on. Especially when it’s a nice dress like the one you found.
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  5. Lisa says:

    Love it!! You look stunning in it and I really like all of the accessories you paired with it (especially the shoes!!). I know there have been many times when I have just grabbed something to try on thinking it probably wouldn’t work and to my surprise it does! I always love it when that happens! :)
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  6. maddie magpie says:

    Martha, you look spectacular….you took a chance and it paid off big time! The dress is ultra stylish, but very wearable, you will enjoy styling it in so many different ways I’m sure. By the way…Mia is looking super cute on your Instagram! xoxo

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