We have collected some of our most demanded dresses styles at our atelier for empire waist dresses. It hasn't been an easy decision because there are endless possibilities and combinations to create an empire waist dress. Despite traditionally, we expect an empire dress to have maxi length and deep v-neck, you can design it in any possible way to match your style and necessities. Necklines, sleeves and skirt styles and lengths are 4 variables that create endless combinations.
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About our Empire Waist Dresses
Discover hundreds of design proposals for empire dresses: maxi, midi, short. Black, red, blue. Strapless, asymetric or long sleeved. We have all types of empire waist dresses.
Are empire waist dresses flattering?
They are called empire silhouette, empire waist, empire line, or just empire. Doesn't matter how you call it, the short answer is the same: yes, this is a very flattering dress. It's a flattering dress at any age, it's perfect for pregnant women and for any body shape. Due to its high waistline, it draws attention to the upper part of your body: your hair shoulders and arms. Additionally, you can combine it however you want and make a different dress. For us, the most formal and elegant is a halter neck empire waist dress, on the other hand, if you want to show your neckline go with a pronounced V-neck empire waist dress and get that greek goddess feeling. Not proud of your arms? Go with an elegant long-sleeved empire waist option. Do you see it? Options are just endless. We could put here thousands of examples and all of them would be flattering for most types of women. There is for sure at least 3 or 4 empire dress types that will be flattering on you.
Empire waist wedding guest dress
As a wedding guest, you can choose an empire waist dress and it would be an excellent option. On the other hand, you need to try to not steal the show. Meaning: you can choose a deep v-neck and for sure you will have all eyes on you. We would recommend choosing style elements that make your design a little bit less spectacular, for example, elegant long sleeves, lovely halter neck and long or maxi lengths.
Ideally, it would be great to know the color code of the wedding. Talk to the bride or the groom to try to know more about it.
Empire waist cocktail dress
Empire dresses are just perfect for cocktail occasions. Officially a cocktail dress should be short, but you can also wear it below the knee. Or in the end, wear it however you feel comfortable. Dress codes should not be compulsory. If you want to wear a beautiful maxi empire waist dress to a cocktail party, just do it! Three empire waist cocktail ideas:
Deep v-neck short empire dress · High-low greek goddess empire dress · Asymmetric Short Empire Dress
Empire waist dress formal
An empire line dress is ideal for any formal event or occasion. This type of dress offers such versatility of options and yet, it will always be flattering thanks to its high waistline. For example, you can be the focus of all eyes if you go with a deep v-neck option, an asymmetric neckline, or a high-low shorter version. On the other hand, it will be just beautiful and elegant to go with a halter neck or long sleeve. Whatever you need we have your formal empire waist dress. Start designing it now.
Empire waist maxi dress
When thinking about an empire dress, we usually tend to think about it in maxi length, right? At sumissura you can design it however you want: short, knee-length, midi, long or maxi. But to be honest, the vast majority of empire waist dresses we tailor for our customers are in maxi length, because they flatten any age and body shape. On the other hand, let us take advantage to suggest that if you want to show your legs, but the dress code requires long dresses, you can also go for a high low empire dress. We love how it feels when you walk.
Get inspired here with our collection of Empire waist maxi dress
Long sleeve empire waist dress
The long sleeve on empire waist dresses is a very elegant option. Both for summer or winter occasions. In case you don't want to show your arms, this option is for you. At sumissura, you can combine long sleeve or bell sleeves with three types of necklines: V-neck, deep V-neck and asymmetric. This last one is very special and trendy. If you want to check out all our suggestions for these type of dresses just click here Empire waist dresses with sleeves
At sumissura you can create all types of empire line dresses, here we select for you a list of the most popular designs. Click on any of these links to see a selection of ideas for each.
Plus Size, Petite or Tall Empire Waist Dress
One of the main goals of sumissura is to be able to provide dresses, in this case, empire-waist to all women that really want one. That's why we don't work with sizes. We just make it to your exact measurements. So it doesn't matter if you are plus size, petite, tall or what is wrongly named "average". Just design your dream dress and we will just make it so it fits perfectly your body shape.
Empire Dress for Pear Body Shape
If you have a pear shaped body, then an empire dress is perfect for you! Check out our blog post on pear body shapes and see our guide on how to wear the best outfits for your figure.