1. Style
Send to a Friend via Email

Empire

By

Empire waist

Empire waist dress, from Donald Deal.

Cynthia Nellis
Definition: A type of dress or top where the waist line is raised above the natural waistline, sometimes as high as right below the bust. Best on slender-on-top or petite figures, the empire dress creates the illusion of length and camouflages a bottom-heavy figure or thick waist.
Pronunciation: om-peer
Related Video
Dress for Your Skin Tone
How to Choose a Party Dress by Body Type

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.