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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Glitter-Knit Light Blue Short Homecoming Dress
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Glitter-Knit Light Blue Short Homecoming Dress

$79

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High-Neck Short Sequin Homecoming Dress
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Ava Presley Empire-Waist Long Taffeta Ball Gown
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Statement-Back Long Sequin Prom Dress in Deep Red
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Strappy-Back Long Sequin Red Prom Dress by Faviana
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Strappy-Back V-Neck Long Red Satin Prom Dress
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Open-Back V-Neck Short White Graduation Dress
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Strappy-Open-Back Long Red Prom Dress by Faviana
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Backless Metallic Glitter Short Prom Dress
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Cap-Sleeve Jump Short Homecoming Party Dress
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Empire-Waist Navy Blue Long Prom Dress with Train
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Empire-Waist Open-Back Short Formal Hoco Dress
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Strappy-Back Iridescent Sequin Long Prom Dress
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Empire-Waist Fitted La Femme Short Cocktail Dress
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Sheer-Waist Short Prom Dress with Pockets
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Neon Hot Pink Long Prom Dress by Ava Presley
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Empire-Waist Shocking Pink Long Satin Prom Dress
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Strappy-Back Long Prom Dress with Empire Waist
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Open-Back Short Prom Dress with Side Pockets
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Short Sequin Long Sleeve La Femme Homecoming Dress
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Lace-Bodice Short Prom Dress with Corset Back
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Rose Pink Long Formal Dress with Lace Back
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Flutter-Sleeve Long Formal Bridesmaid Dress
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Flutter-Sleeve Long Formal Bridesmaid Dress

$69 $189

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Lace-Up La Femme Empire-Waist Long Prom Dress
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Short Tight Ruched Homecoming Dress
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Short Tight Ruched Homecoming Dress

$129

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La Femme Sequin-Lace Long Plus-Size Formal Dress
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V-Neck Short Casual Ivory Graduation Dress
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V-Neck Short Casual Ivory Graduation Dress

$69

Ivory
Empire-Waist Short Satin Cocktail Party Dress
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Empire-Waist Short Satin Cocktail Party Dress

$99

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Faviana Long Satin Emerald Green Prom Dress
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Statement-Back Long Prom Dress in Peacock Blue
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Empire-Waist Tight Long Spandex Prom Dress
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Empire-Waist Tight Long Spandex Prom Dress

$89

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Faviana Open-Back Long Hot Pink Sequin Prom Dress
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Aleta Empire-Waist Backless Sequin Long Prom Dress
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