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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Open Strappy-Back Long Elegant Prom Dress
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Metallic Glitter Long Backless Formal Prom Gown
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Crocheted Lace Long Casual Maxi Party Dress
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LAS-SWE-21-SD123 In Stock

Crocheted Lace Long Casual Maxi Party Dress

$69

Ivory Slate Blue
Empire-Waist Long Lace Wedding-Guest Dress
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Bohemian-Style Short Tiered Casual Party Dress
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LAS-SOL-21-S-23201V In Stock

Bohemian-Style Short Tiered Casual Party Dress

$49

Blush Black White
Cute Short Casual Dress with Ruffle Trim
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LAS-IRI-21-ID4772 In Stock

Cute Short Casual Dress with Ruffle Trim

$29

Black Cognac
Long Empire-Waist Prom Dress with Pockets
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Empire-Waist Short Casual Party Dress
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LAS-SWE-21-SW506 In Stock

Empire-Waist Short Casual Party Dress

$69

Ivory Black
Sweetheart Tight Short Wedding-Guest Dress
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LAS-CEF-21-ID8414 In Stock

Sweetheart Tight Short Wedding-Guest Dress

$49

Mauve Black
Long Tulle Prom Dress with Crocheted Lace Bodice
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Front-Button Short Casual Floral-Print Dress
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LAS-SWE-21-SD5311N In Stock

Front-Button Short Casual Floral-Print Dress

$49

Blush Blue
A-Line Long Metallic Gold Prom Dress
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A-Line Long Metallic Gold Prom Dress

$199

Gold
Empire-Waist Open-Back Short Formal Hoco Dress
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Sequin Sleeveless V-Neck Long Plus-Size Prom Dress
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Short A-Line Ruffle Party Dress for Weddings
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LAS-TCC-21-LD3979 In Stock

Short A-Line Ruffle Party Dress for Weddings

$69

Blue Grey Off White Navy
La Femme Long Plus-Size Sequin-Lace Prom Dress
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Short Sleeve Short Casual Party Dress with Bow
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A-Line Empire Waist White High-Low Party Dress
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Empire-Waist Long Sequin Plus-Size Prom Dress
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Tiered-Ruffle Floral Print Short Party Dress
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LAS-ILL-21-D1693C In Stock

Tiered-Ruffle Floral Print Short Party Dress

$69

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V-Neck Short Casual Ivory Graduation Dress
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LAS-BIG-21-PD3471 In Stock

V-Neck Short Casual Ivory Graduation Dress

$69

Ivory
Off-the-Shoulder Long Shimmer Lace Plus Prom Dress
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Open-Back Low V-Neck Floral Print Casual Maxi Dress
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Purple Floral V-Neck Short Wedding-Guest Dress
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Sequin Empire-Waist Long Plus-Size Prom Dress
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Embroidered Polka Dot V-Neck Casual Short Dress
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LAS-ESL-21-49564DKK In Stock

Embroidered Polka Dot V-Neck Casual Short Dress

$39

Mustard Dusty Blue Black
Knee-Length Blue Striped Casual V-Neck Dress
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La Femme Sequin-Lace Long Plus-Size Prom Dress
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Pink Champagne Sequin Formal Jumpsuit for Prom
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LAS-MST-21-LR70808 In Stock

Pink Champagne Sequin Formal Jumpsuit for Prom

$79

Pink Champagne
Eyelet Lace Casual White Midi Dress
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LAS-SOL-21-S-23715 In Stock

Eyelet Lace Casual White Midi Dress

$59

White
Beaded Strapless Prom Gown by La Femme
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Short Scalloped-Neckline Silver Wedding Guest Dress
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