10 More Flattering Wedding Gowns with Empire Waistlines

10 More Flattering Wedding Gowns With Empire Waistlines

Flattering and free-flowing, an empire-waistline is complimentary on a variety of brides. From bohemian styles to classic silhouettes, these designs are of the most versatile fare.

We love to gush about this style, which is why we’ve created another list of inspiration that hits the target. Here are 10 more flattering wedding gowns with empire waistlines for you to scour through!

White One, Femi

White One Femi Wedding Dress

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This sweet, empire waist gown is so versatile and accessible for brides. It is a simple foundation ready to be styled into something specific and personalized to you.

The design features a sweetheart neckline, silk chiffon, and a plunging back. It can be combined with a variety of bridal tops – which can be found at White One Bridal as well.

You can also mix up different styles of veils, sash or belts, shoes, jewelry, and more to create the look you’re seeking. From bohemian to princess to modern to elopement ceremonies, this dress has the power to do any and all of it.

Hayley Paige, 52155

Hayley Paige 52155 Wedding Dress

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Technically, this Hayley Paige gown is found under the bridesmaids’ designs. But, we thought it was beautiful enough to act as an understated bridal dress as well.

It comes in an array of colors but those neutral tones and even the blushing shades work well for weddings! We love the idea of grabbing this for an elopement or destination affair as well.

The design features Frosé crepe de chine, an A-line silhouette, a sweetheart neckline, empire waist and flutter sleeves.

Pronovias, Gianetta

Pronovias Gianetta Wedding Dress

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There is something extraordinary about Gianetta from Pronovias. It feels very vintage-inspired – like a rogue Victorian princess.

The design features so many delicate and delightful details. From the glitter tulle, to the lace and the beading, to the empire waistline and square neckline, to the low-square back and cathedral-length train, the gown gives off a unique array of bridal inclusions.

It is also an incredible versatile dress as it will look great on so many different body types – and even comes in sizes up to a 32.

Allure Bridals, Wynonna

Allure Bridals Wynonna Wedding Dress

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Sexy, sultry, and understated, this is the kind of gown that you wear and doesn’t have a chance to wear you. And we mean that in the best of ways – you become the center of the show here.

Wynonna from Allure Bridals has a gorgeous lace finish, slight empire waistline, high mid-slit, sweetheart neckline, and there’s the option of detachable puff sleeves. Which, if you go for those, helps to give the ensemble a romantic, bohemian touch.

Finish it off with a long, wispy lace veil for the ultimate bridal look. Some natural waves and bronze makeup would also do the trick here.

David’s Bridal, SDWG1087

David's Brdal SDWG1087 Wedding Dress

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This gown feels like it’s been plucked right out of the 90’s, and we love that! That only proves our next point. This is a timeless and simple design that will never go out of style and always look pristine in photographs.

It’s a great, simple foundation for styling to your heart’s desire as well. It features a simplified empire waist, satin crepe material, adjustable spaghetti straps, and pleated bodice.

And since it’s found at David’s Bridal it is incredibly accessible to so many brides and at a price point that hits all budgets. In fact, you may even save some money here to put towards the honeymoon!

Claire Pettibone, Soleil

Claire Pettibone Soleil Wedding Dress

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In our opinion, Claire Pettibone gowns were made to fit the empire waistline. They are the ultimate bohemian fairytale in terms of design and this gown is no exception.

The waistline of Soleil starts right under the chest giving that empire illusion. But it’s the rest of the details that delight us so many. They include French embroidered tulle with a bit of sparkle, off-the-shoulder illusion flutter sleeves, a deep V-neckline, and a vine trimmed train.

Truly, this gown was fit for an fantastical, ethereal celebration. It is so lovely, feminine, and romantic.

BHLDN, Valentina

BHLDN Valentina Wedding Dress

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Another gown that falls in the feminine and romantic category is the Valentina design from BHLDN. And it’s truly one of our favorites on the list!

The flutter sleeves make you look like such an angelic bride and the sashay of the skirt is perfect for both the aisle and the dance floor. The design also features an empire waist, plunging deep V-neckline, and lace details.

It comes in a neural, ivory tone and up to a size 16 in women’s. You can order through the Anthropologie website as well for easy shopping.

Vera Wang, Liane

Vera Wang Liane Wedding Dress

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Vera Wang has a gorgeous bridal gown that rocks a classic empire waistline as well. It’s the Liane and she is absolutely fierce in her look.

The design features a classic, A-line silhouette, bateau neckline, layers of tulle, a draped bodice and off-the-shoulder details, as well as a wattle train with floral accents. It is such a uniquely made gown!

Just think of all the ways in which you could style this gown to make it look brand new. It could be futuristic or couture in spirit, bohemian or modern, as well as classic bridal and princess in feel if you want!

Amsale, Koa

Amsale Koa Wedding Dress

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Amsale knows how to make us swoon with their perfectly architectured gowns. Usually, they create very modern and sharp edges, but even their soft ball gowns have magic sewn in.

Just look at Koa from their collection – it has a tiered mushroom bodice, pleated belt and empire waist, as well as a full and voluminous tulle skirt for the ultimate bridal style and experience.

There’s the option of adding some pleated sleeves to the look or going free without. You could even go with them for the ceremony and rip them off to party for the reception.

Lillian West, 66221

Lillian West 66221 Wedding Dress

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We finish the list with this gorgeous Lillian West design, 66221, and its subtle, yet intricate, details. It’s a great choice for our more sophisticated brides.

The dress features a comfortable stretch crepe material, fit-and-flare silhouette with a subtle empire waistline, a cutout train, illusion back, lace trims, gorgeously detailed bodice and more.

Everything about this gown is understated but each of the features tells a story all on their own – with sensuality and ease. The inclusion of Chantilly lace only turns up the heat on the bridal experience here.