Empire Waist Dresses and Empire Formal Gowns

Empire-waist dresses offer a classic look that is forever in style. Derived from Neoclassical fashions and inspired by Greco-Roman art, where women were pictured wearing loose fitting tunics belted under the bust, empire-waisted dresses are both supportive and comfortable. Channel the regal elegance of a Greek goddess at your next special occasion in a gorgeous empire-waist gown. Although empire-waist dresses can be form-fitting from neckline to hem, dresses with an empire waistlines are typically snug fitting through the bodice with the skirt falling loosely or straight to the hemline. This classic empire-waist design is still very popular and can be found on formal prom dresses, cocktail dresses, pageant gowns, as well as holiday party dresses. Empire-waist dresses often feature sweeping long skirts or layered tulle skirts and are accented with plenty of beautiful details like jewels or embroidery to portray an ultra-feminine vibe. Shop this assortment of empire-waist dresses at Simply Dresses for your next formal evening gown, party dress, or short cocktail dress with an empire waistline.

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Strappy-Open-Back Long Red Prom Dress by Faviana
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Corset-Back Short Homecoming Dress with Pockets
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Sheer-Bodice Lilac Purple Short Homecoming Dress
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Empire-Waist Fitted La Femme Short Cocktail Dress
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Burgundy Red Tulip-Hem Short Glitter Party Dress
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Strappy-Back V-Neck Long Red Satin Prom Dress
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Short Sequin Long Sleeve La Femme Homecoming Dress
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Empire-Waist Short V-Neck Homecoming Dress
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Light Blue Sequin-Striped Short Homecoming Dress
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Faviana Long Satin Emerald Green Prom Dress
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Knee-Length A-Line Fuchsia Pink Sequin Hoco Dress
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Cap-Sleeve Jump Short Homecoming Party Dress
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La Femme Sheer-Waist Short A-Line Homecoming Dress
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Empire-Waist Short Ruched Green Party Dress
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Empire-Waist Short Ruched Green Party Dress

$69

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$149

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La Femme Sequin-Lace Long Plus-Size Formal Dress
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Sheer-Waist Short Prom Dress with Pockets
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Glitter-Knit Light Blue Short Homecoming Dress
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Glitter-Knit Light Blue Short Homecoming Dress

$79

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Faviana Open-Back Long Hot Pink Sequin Prom Dress
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Strappy-Back Iridescent Sequin Long Prom Dress
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Strappy-Back Long Prom Dress with Empire Waist
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La Femme Sequin Long Plus-Size Formal Dress
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Statement-Back Long Sequin Prom Dress in Deep Red
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Neon Hot Pink Long Prom Dress by Ava Presley
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La Femme Long Plus-Size Sequin-Lace Prom Dress
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Open-Back Short Prom Dress with Side Pockets
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Backless Metallic Glitter Short Prom Dress
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Flutter-Sleeve Stretch-Chiffon Long Formal Dress
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Strappy-Back Short Bodycon La Femme Cocktail Dress
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Lace-Bodice Short Prom Dress with Corset Back
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Empire-Waist Short Satin Cocktail Party Dress
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Empire-Waist Short Satin Cocktail Party Dress

$99

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Shimmer Short JVN by Jovani Homecoming Dress
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Shimmer Short JVN by Jovani Homecoming Dress

$298

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Sleeveless Long Stretch Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress
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Iridescent-Sequin Long Sexy Formal Dress for Prom
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Rose Pink Long Formal Dress with Lace Back
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Long Sequin A-Line Prom Dress with Empire Waist
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