Empire silhouette, empire line, empire waist or just empire is a style in women's clothing. This style revolves around the dress which has a fitted body that ends below the bust, giving a high waisted look. The rest of the dress is long and loosely fits the body.
Originally, the term "empire silhouette" came from the UK in the early 1900s. It also refers to the French Empire, because Josephine de Beauharnais, Napoleon's wife, was very influential in the fashion circles around Europe.
An empire-waist dress does not go well with all types of figures. But when it comes to covering a large stomach properly, it works as a good alternative. Empire dresses are especially flattering with pear and apple body shapes. The shape of the empiric waist dress also helps you to be taller.
In this post we will see how you can design your waist dress and look fantastic. I divided the dresses into three categories: casual, elegant and boho. I will show you the best 12 outfit ideas.
Let's start, shall we?
Casual dresses at the waist
These are the dresses that can be worn every day with the heels or the flats. They are mostly made of cotton or other flattering materials.
This is a casual and stylish outfit. Mixing these two styles is good to follow when making any outfit combination.
In the picture above you can see the brown cardigan paired with the classic cotton dress with empire waist.
Everything is combined with the brown leather shoes. This is a perfect combination for fall days, as you plan to spend outside walking or drinking coffee with friends.
Burgundy as one of the colors of the autumn season, and it looks good and suitable for every occasion.
This casual waist dress at the waist is great if you are on vacation, somewhere on the beach, but it can also be a good option if you spend the hot summer in the city.
It's a great suit when wearing flip-flops or nice funky sandals.
A good way to wear empire dresses with empire is to wear them off your shoulders!
The beautiful mini dress, with ruffles and watch sleeves, is perfect for parties at the pool or for a night out at the beach. It has A-line incisions, so it perfectly covers your stomach if you need it.
Try wearing it with high-heeled sandals or stilettos.
Gingham is also one of the trends that was very big last summer. So it's not a surprise if you want to buy this dress right away!
It is good for the various occasions, everything from the leisurely stroll to the formal dinner. For the former you can pair it with the leather jacket and a pair of good thigh high boots.
Elegant Empire waist dresses
Elegant dresses and dresses, which you can wear at weddings, formal events or other parties.
This is a nice white lace dress, if you are heading to some really formal and dress code event. It will be great for you if you go to an outdoor or indoor wedding.
The lace of the empire waist part of the dress is so delicate and romantic. All you need is a pair of silver or gold metallic stilettos. You can also wear some sandals.
This is a nice navy maxi dress. It has details on the top of the dress which makes it very elegant and interesting. It looks very formal, so you can wear it at a wedding or some other party.
Pair it with the fine and elegant sandals in gold or metal.
Baby pink, also known as soft pink, is one of the most elegant colors when it comes to dresses or dresses. All Disney princesses wanted pink dresses, so why not?
In the image above you can see wonderful soft pink maxi tulle dress. A perfect outfit if you are on your way to a wedding. If you don't like the classic, this could easily be your wedding dress.
Red is always a good idea if you like classic colors for your dresses. This is an elegant and elegant dress with empire waist. It is flattering against your body shape. It can look great when paired with gold details, like the bracelet or sandals.
You can also soothe its elegance by wearing it with the apartments.
Bohemian Empire waist dresses
Summer and boho dresses, perfect for all situations.
If you like the bohemian lifestyle and like to dress in the boho way, this is one of the dresses that you will love to wear. It is mini and has embroidered details on the body. It has a peek-a-boo crochet panels throughout and drawstrings on the sleeve cuffs.
Wear it with the platform shoes, as in the picture above.
This is a good boho summer dress. It's perfect for hot days, when you're not in the mood to wear something that even has the slightest chance of making you feel warm.
It has the perfect cut and is floating with the wide relaxed sleeves. If you like embroidered pieces, this dress has many ethno details embroidered on it.
Floral print on the summer dress is something that everyone should have. Just a dress is enough for you to wear the best suit, whenever you go.
This hippie / boho dress is perfect for casual city walks or brunches. You can also wear it for casual outings with your friends.
This is a perfect white linen dress. It will look wonderful on you if you are anywhere near the sea. Imagine this and your sun-kissed skin. It will be a perfect combination, trust me.
Wear it with the nice pair of leather sandals and add a basket bag to the entire combination.
These were some of the dresses you can wear. You can choose in which situations to wear them, relaxed, elegant or maybe even while on your vacation.
Anyway, they have several features. They look gorgeous and they flatter on peaches and apple body types. In addition, they are good at hiding your stomach.
You should really consider having one in your wardrobe.