The next big trend in wedding fashion: the drop waist.
The next big trend in wedding fashion: the drop waist.
The next big trend in wedding fashion: the drop waist.
The next big trend in wedding fashion: the drop waist.

The next big trend in wedding fashion: the drop waist.

Alex Cooper in custom Danielle Frankel


It’s official. With all the nostalgic throw backs omnipresent in the fashion world right now, it was inevitable that the elegantly refined yet ultra-fun silhouette of the dropped waist, traditionally associated with the sophisticated glamour of the 1920s, was bound to reinvent itself.

And wow, what a glow-up.

The perfect mode to combine princess-style full skirts with slinky styling, this hip-hugging cut accentuates the waist and hugs the hips in the best possible way, celebrating femininity, effortless elegance, and minimalist chic with a maximalist twist.

With our very own Kyha Studios and Courte Collection leading the trend at New York Fashion week, the buzz around this iconic silhouette is that it is here to stay.

We dive a little deeper into the ultimate looks, the practicalities and the history behind this of-the-now look.


Gown by Courte Collection, photo by Rolan John.


Bride babes.

At the heart of the drop waist cut lies its ability to flatter a variety of body types, offering a chic and elongated silhouette that accentuates the waistline while gracefully cascading into a voluminous skirt, a sleek sheath or even a statement wide leg trouser. Because a drop waist is designed to play with proportions to highlight a figure, and is so versatile (see below!) there’s a myriad of combinations to suit any style or shape – the key is to hit the perfect spot between the waist and hip, unique to each body.


Jenny by Jenny Yoo Sheridan gown



One of the defining features of the drop waist trend showcased at New York Fashion Week was its versatility. Designers experimented with a range of fabrics, from luxurious silk satin to delicate lace, offering brides an array of options to suit their personal style and preferences. Whether adorned with intricate beading and embroidery or kept sleek and understated, from minimalist chic to feminine boho, each gown gave that one-of-a-kind, of-the-now vibe.


Karen Willis Holmes Bailey gown


Multiple outfits.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the drop waist silhouette aligns perfectly with another trend we’ve seen rise in the bridal fashion realm in recent years: multiple outfits.

A corset-style bodice and full skirt might allow for a seamless switch to a palazzo pant or dance-floor-ready mini later in the night or a lace drop waist overlay to be removed to reveal a classic 90s style sheath dress to dance the night away.


Chosen by Kyha – Pearson Corset and Wickham mini.


The drop waist is the ultimate coalescence of modern refinement with classic elegance, fashionably stylish but flexible enough to add a signature spin, and effortlessly versatile with indomitable presence.

Enjoy some of our favourite looks of the season.



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