Empire Waist

Empire waist dresses have a high waistline, usually just below the bust of the shortened bodice. This high waisted dress design then flares out, creating a high A-line shape that is so flattering on all figures. This is a popular wedding dress silhouette and is also gorgeous for prom or any formal event. It's also beautiful on a short length party dress in a baby doll style. This is a cute party look that is perfect for teens and women of all ages. An empire waist dress usually has a pleated skirt or flowy skirt. It can have any neckline such as simple spaghetti strap, plunging v-neck or long sleeve. Empire dresses can be backless or with cap sleeves, which are chic options for the mother of the bride.

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Empire Waist Dresses for Plus Size

Plus size empire waist dresses flatter a curvy figure as they highlight a narrow section of your midriff and flare out, creating a princess-style look that is flowy and natural. This high a-line dress design is a great formal look in a maxi style for bridesmaids or any black-tie occasion. Beautiful in floaty fabrics like chiffon, satin, and tulle, this type of long gown can even include a floral print or embellishment to make it really stand out. To get a glamorous red carpet look, opt for a sweetheart neck with a strapless bodice and a skirt with a high slit. This is sure to suit your body type and is the best choice for women who want to highlight their shape in the perfect way.

Empire Line Dress

Empire line dresses can range from casual to formal, depending on the style of the dress, the color, cut and design. A formal empire dress can feature designer elements like metallic silver and gold fabric, sequins or beadwork. A more casual option might have a simple floral print and flowy maxi skirt. Both are great choices depending on the event you'll be attending. This flowy look is perfect for Spring or Summer weddings especially and can be found in short cocktail styles for a more relaxed theme or location.