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  1. Ellen says:

    Okay, these dresses are cute, BUT the whole drop waist thing reminds me of two things – middle school and a flapper costume. How do I wear one and not feel like either of those?

  2. Maharani says:

    The style in the middle was “in” in 1983-4-I know because I had one. I used to do my own dressmaking and made it myself. I now wish I had kept it as it was so much better made than most things you can buy today, fit properly, and was a Liberty cotton. Fabric of such quality can hardly ever be found today. That said, I dont think I want to wear the style the second time around as I am much curvier than I was then, and look better in fitted pieces. Item 2 might work with a skinny belt.

  3. Amy says:

    I just found your blog yesterday, and i love it! I was so disappointed, however, to see this post this morning… A drop-waist dress!? Really? Way too juvenile. Especially for the Hill. Go back to your classic style!

  4. Bekki says:

    Wow, I don't think I would judge a single blog post so quickly if I were a brand new reader. In any event, I would love to see/hear how you would style these Belle, and how they would work on different figures, if at all.

  5. Beth says:

    I personally love this style, especially the DvF version (of course the most expensive one!). Great for those days when you are feeling a little bloated and just don't want to have to wear a belt with a dress. Also, the 1920s are having a moment, which is nice to see. I think you can just wear these with flats and a normal hairdo, and channel the '20s rather than look like you are a flapper.

  6. Erica says:

    The middle dress was actually posted/worn today by one of my favourite bloggers, This Time Tomorrow! While I agree that it's not super professional looking, if you wanted a look at how she styled it, check her out! Her other outfits are also always fun too 🙂

    https://thistimetomorrow-krystal.blogspot.ca/2012/06/frills-and-all.html

  7. Belle says:

    Let me clear up some confusion. In no way did I mean for people to see the dresses above as work attire. They're party dresses.

  8. LT says:

    If “party” = weekend BBQ. Also, my 2 year old has a dress that looks like the second dress. Awesome on her. Not so much for her mom.

  9. Trish says:

    I just bought one of these dresses! It's all black and pretty short on me, even though I'm only 5'2. I'm wearing it to a party this weekend with layered long necklaces, and black booties. I didn't feel juvenile one bit when I put it on, I felt super sexy!!! Great party dress.

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