Who wouldn’t want a “waist-whittling illusion dress”? Me, for one, because I think these look like lampshades. Only a certain small (and I mean small) subgroup of women would look good in this style, and they are women who would probably look good in anything.
And although yes, their waists do look even smaller because of the wider tops, it’s not really an illusion that they have tiny waists. They really do have tiny waists.
Picky, picky, picky, I know.
But anyway, here are the weird silhouettes:
It’s actually the larger tops and bottoms that are the illusions. I predict this look will not catch on.
Unlike the trapeze:
The chemise (on the left here):
And the balloon:
I remember each of those styles in its heyday. And I also remember this song, which may be obscure enough that you’ve never heard it before, unless you’re of a certain age: