What is an Empire Waist?

An empire waist can be seen in many different types of clothes and is a type of dress that has an elasticized band at the natural waistline. The top part of the dress or blouse flares out below this band, creating a silhouette that is reminiscent of an Empire.

An empire waistline is one that falls far above the natural waistline. The empire waistline is usually located directly below the bust and allows for a flowing lower section. The empire waist is a style that has been popular for hundreds of years. It’s perfect for women who enjoy the ease and comfort of wearing fitted garments, but also want to look stylish! From skirts to shirts, department stores offer many styles with an empire waistline in stock so you can find one that works perfectly with your figure. 

Greeks and Romans both flaunted what many women would consider the ideal feminine silhouette with their empire waisted gowns. The flattering, seamless design was perfect for all body types while simultaneously keeping you cool during those hot summer days or nights. The empire waist has been a popular part of summer fashion since the 1700s, and it is also seen in many formal gowns. It can be more comfortable than other styles for women during hot seasons as well.

Women with less than ample curves may find that an empire waist can help create the illusion of a curvier silhouette. Lightweight fabrics draped to emphasize your assets will elongate and flatter you, while light colors are best for hiding any areas not so pleasing on first glance. A well-placed ribbon or sash is just what you need to highlight those often skipped steps in underwear shopping: hips!

Women of all shapes and sizes should be able to find flattering clothes in an empire waist dress or shirt. The wrap around fit can help minimize some areas, while also accentuating others so that no one feels left out!  It can be cut to emphasize a woman’s arms as well for those who want to show off her assets without revealing too much skin! Women looking for pants that won’t slouch down on them at belly level should try wearing skirts instead of jeans- since they are more slimming than bulky denim bottoms

Maternity clothes are usually designed with a comfortable empire waist to accommodate the growing belly. The flowing fabric is also helpful for pregnant women, as it allows their stomachs to expand without discomfort. Some maternity clothes even have tie-backs so you can loosen them when your chest area becomes tender and sore from pregnancy hormones!

Example

Ever-Pretty Women’s A-Line Empire Waist Embroidery Evening Prom Dress

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Dress to impress in this Ever-Pretty Women’s A-Line Empire Waist Embroidery Evening Prom Dress that features sequin embroidery and flare sleeves for added detail. The empire waist design is flattering and comfortable, while the floor length tulle skirt makes it perfect for evening events. You can wear it to a wedding party, Christmas party, prom party or any other elegant formal occasion with style!

Strapless bodice with a zipper closure means no more bra straps to worry about and additional support is built into an inner lining so that you are ready for any event. Fully lined with no built-in bras, this flattering design is modest but attractive enough for your next black tie affair as well! You’ll never go unnoticed when wearing Ever Pretty women’s evening dresses–we’ll help complete your wardrobe by giving you elegant styles at prices everyone can afford.

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