DALLAS, May 5, 2009 / FW/ — As we see in an array of dresses for fall, dropping the waistline creates a slimming silhouette. This reflection of the shape in the 1920s takes us away from high waists and baby doll forms. It is a more sophisticated way to mix flowy with fitted unlike the complete balloon shapes of A line dresses.

We see this trend walk the runway consistently. It is especially loved by BCBG Max Azria with its fall line dominated with a lowered waist. Many variations of this mode were exhibited on the runways.

Andy and Debb eliminated the usual flow of fabrics and incorporated structure instead. Ralph Lauren dropped the waist in an evening gown, while Walter took the hemline up a notch.

Be aware because this trend adds curves, and it exaggerates the hips as it tapers right underneath them. Know your body and what shape you want to create. This could be a great trend for you and your wardrobe!