The Drop Waist
Last September, Victoria Beckham was photographed in New York City sporting this 1960s-inspired drop waist dress. The billowy frock features a quilted texture and side pockets. I loved the black ribbon detailing at the hem on the dress. She paired it with classic stiletto booties and looked expertly chic and comfortable. I thought the look was entirely darling.
The dress, her self-proclaimed favorite piece from her SS14 collection, was everything I never knew I needed. Clearly, I couldn't afford the original Victoria Beckham piece but... the powers that be recently saw fit that I find a similar style dress at a WAY more reasonable price. Isn't God amazing?
Don't be surprised if you see this gem re-worn over and over again. Coming of age in during the rise of social media made re-wearing pieces sort of a faux pas and I, sad to say, fell for those shenanigans for a few years. Once it hit Facebook or Instagram, I sort of didn't want to be photographed again. Didn't help much that I already had shopaholic tendencies. Well, I've finally smartened up and got over that silly pretense. No major epiphany moment outside of the fact that I am no longer young and dumb. Seeing that I actually really love the pieces I own as well as the challenge that comes along with styling them in a myriad of ways, re-wearing just seems to make the most sense.
Anyway, back to this doll off a dress. Thank you, boohoo, for coming through in the clutch. This oversized, drop waist dress is my new favorite thing!