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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Short Strapless Homecoming Party Dress with Corset
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Navy Blue Short Cap-Sleeve Party Dress
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ECI-720478-7749A

Navy Blue Short Cap-Sleeve Party Dress

$69

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Faviana Empire-Waist Long Halter Formal Dress
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Striped Short-Sleeve Casual Party Dress
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Jeweled V-Neck Open-Back Long Prom Dress
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JO-JVN-JVN33701 In Stock

Jeweled V-Neck Open-Back Long Prom Dress

$398

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Long Empire-Waist Chiffon Blush Formal Gown
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Sequin-Bodice Long Prom Dress with Empire-Waistline
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Sherri Hill Strapless Long Formal Dress with Beads
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Long High-Neck Chiffon Ruched Formal Gown
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Long High-Neck Chiffon Ruched Formal Gown

$99 $169

Deep Green Blush Charcoal Navy
Sequined Short Semi-Formal Cocktail Party Dress
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Short V-Neck Lace-Bodice Homecoming Party Dress
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Embroidered V-Neck Short Party Dress
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Embroidered V-Neck Short Party Dress

$39 $79

Navy Red Blush Mauve
Short Sleeveless Beaded Party Dress
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Short Sleeveless Beaded Party Dress

$152 $169

Royal Blue Mint
Long Low V-Neck Backless Dress
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Long Low V-Neck Backless Dress

$19 $129

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Long Sleeveless Sequined Lace Formal Gown
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Empire-Waist Short Sherri Hill Homecoming Dress
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Empire-Waist Long Prom Dress with Flutter Sleeves
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Long-Sleeve Short Empire-Waist Wedding Guest Dress
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Sleeveless Sheer-Neckline Short Party Dress
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Knee-Length Sally Fashion Dress with Jacket
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V-Neck Bodycon Short Ivory Graduation Party Dress
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Floral-Print High-Low V-Neck Wedding-Guest Dress
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Mustard Yellow Floral Wedding-Guest Party Dress
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Short Empire-Waist Grad Party Dress in Ivory Lace
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V-Neck Beaded Long Formal Dress with Sequins
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V-Neck Beaded Long Formal Dress with Sequins

$99 $229

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Short Strapless Lace Up Sweetheart Dress
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Chiffon Long Prom Dress with Beaded Bodice
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Chiffon Long Prom Dress with Beaded Bodice

$149 $298

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La Femme Beaded Long Formal Dress
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La Femme Beaded Long Formal Dress

$129 $250

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Sequin-Lace Short-Sleeve Cranberry Red Party Dress
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Empire-Waist Long Lace Wedding-Guest Dress
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Multi-Strap Short Burgundy Homecoming Party Dress
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Ruched Strapless Long Corset Gown
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Ruched Strapless Long Corset Gown

$49 $99

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