Fashion designers love to come up with a new take on an old or current theme. The latest variation is – ‘Drop-back Tops’.
Drop-back tops are tops with a front hem that ends at about your mid-hip bone and a back hem that ends on your bottom.
What makes these different from past fashions?
The style has been around in tunic tops for a long time. The difference with tunic tops is that tunic fronts start from below your crotch at the front and go to your knees or calves at the back. They are dress-like. the style has also been around in blouses for a long time. Some tops have a short difference between the front and back hem. Think now ‘mullet-style’ skirts adapted to tops and you have the ‘drop-back tops’.
These modern tops can have straight, curved or angled front hems and straight or curved back hems. They are a relaxed fit in that they gently skim your body. Below are three examples.
The main graphic picture is a short sleeve woven t-shirt from UK retailer, Matalan with a straight front and straight back hem. (This straight style would be easy to make if you are a sewer and you have a basic T-shirt pattern.)
On the left and right you will also see a lovely pink top with lace sleeve that has a straight front and a curved back hem.
My second examples is a Jag design top-stitched silk top from Myer. It has a curved front and a curved back hem. The top also comes in black graphic design on a white background. Jag also has linen and viscose variations of the drop-back top.
Myer also has this sensual apricot snake-print drop-back top by Guess on its website. The back has a V-shaped slit in the middle.
My third variation is Vogue pattern V9004. The main pattern illustration is this lovely navy and white V-front hem with a curved back hem. It has an interesting neckline and a crossover front design that would look modern and stylish for years. The pattern comes with a sleeved version and a few other variations. This pattern is marked as suitable for hourglass, pear shaped and rectangular figure types.
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