Empire Waist Dresses and Empire Bridesmaids 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 and sophistication of a Greek goddess at your next special occasion in a gorgeous empire-waist gown. 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 prom dresses, homecoming 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 prom dress, homecoming dress, or short cocktail party dress with an empire waistline.


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    Is an Empire-Waist Dress Flattering?

    Empire-waist dresses by design feature fitted bodices that cinch just below the bustline, providing a flattering high-waisted appearance. The empire-waist style emphasizes the narrowest part of the body and therefore helps provide a shapely hourglass figure. Empire-waist dresses are especially favorable for pear-shaped figures, expecting mothers who want to hide a baby-bump, or those who wish to disguise a thicker bottom or mid-section. If you have a fuller body shape or want to highlight your bustline, try one of the empire-waist dresses with ruching. To slim down your look and minimize the bustline simply slip into a sweetheart evening gown with an empire waistline. By design, an empire-waist prom dress frames your upper body and drapes loosely over your torso and lower body, creating a truly elegant look. The raised waistline of an empire-waist prom dress will help draw attention upwards to your face, hair, arms and upper body and give you that longer leaner look you desire.

    Slip into an empire-waist prom dress, formal empire gown, or floor-length evening dress with an empire waistline and showcase your shapely silhouette. Here you will find short cocktail dresses with empire waistlines, semi-formal empire style homecoming dresses, and little black dresses with empire waists. An empire dress is one of the most popular looks in formal dresses as it is flattering for all figures and ages. Since the loose skirts cascade down to the floor or flare out rather than hugging the wearer’s curves, empire-waist styles are great choices for bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride or groom dresses, and formal party gowns. From trendy styles for prom to romantic designs for wedding guests and bridesmaids, this collection of designer dresses with empire waists is sure to please.


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