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 Empire Waist Open Back Hoco Dress
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Metallic-Crepe Short Empire-Waist Party Dress
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Short Strapless Homecoming Party Dress with Corset
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Lace-Bodice Knee-Length Black Cocktail Dress
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Short Empire-Waist Sparkle Homecoming Dress
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Long Glitter Formal Dress in Rose Pink Ombre
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Cold-Shoulder Empire-Waist Long Black Prom Dress
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Backless Long Empire-Waist Mermaid Formal Dress
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Long Floral-Print Formal Dress with Empire Waist
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Lux-Chiffon Long Dessy Collection Bridesmaid Dress
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Sequined Short Semi-Formal Cocktail Party Dress
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Sequin-Bodice Long Prom Dress with Empire-Waistline
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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 Navy Charcoal
Short Sleeveless Beaded Party Dress
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Short Sleeveless Beaded Party Dress

$99 $169

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Sherri Hill Strapless Long Formal Dress with Beads
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Kleinfeld Long Flutter-Sleeve Bridesmaid Dress
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Embroidered V-Neck Short Party Dress
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Embroidered V-Neck Short Party Dress

$39 $79

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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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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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Knee-Length Cap-Sleeve Sally Fashion Dress
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Indigo Blue Short Party Dress with Back Bow
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Indigo Blue Short Party Dress with Back Bow

$49 $69

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Short Red Wedding-Guest Dress with Ruffles
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Navy Blue Short Party Dress with Cap Sleeves
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Navy Blue Short Party Dress with Cap Sleeves

$39 $69

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Empire-Waist Short Black Sheath Cocktail Dress
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Empire-Waist Short Black Sheath Cocktail Dress

$39 $49

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Long Bateau-Neck Cut-Out Formal Dress by Simply
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Sleeveless Sheer-Neckline Short Party Dress
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