Empire waistlines sit higher than your natural waist, sometimes right under the bust. This waist style is often seen as youthful and pure, but there is actually a huge variety of looks you can achieve with an empire waistline.
This detail is found throughout the bohemian genre of bridal quite frequently, as well as some vintage designs as well. We love how comfortable and illusive this feature can be for brides and how versatile as well.
Here are 6 stunning empire waist dresses to show you just how stunning and adaptable they can be.
There is so much to love about the Lumiere. Its three-quarter length sleeves, it’s contrasting tones, and it’s A-line silhouette all come together to create a flattering, bridal look that is full of ease.
We love how the design can be included in so many style genres from shabby chic-inspired to destination to bohemian all the way to princess-esque.
The inverted empire waist is extremely complimentary as well as comfortable to wear all day and night long while celebrating.
This strapless, mermaid wedding gown features breathable, crepe fabric and an empire waist. It’s youthful, it’s sexy, and simplistic for our modern brides looking for an elegant and chic finish to their big day.
Change the overall look of the Iselda by changing your hairstyle – up for more black-tie visions or loose and down for a carefree vibe.
The bow, the slight ruching, and the sleek edges make this a subtle, yet show stopping force to be reckoned with when it comes to bridal styles.
A personal favorite, Claire Pettibone’s style is straight out of a fantasy novel. We love the bohemian efforts and fairy-tale accents.
Even more so, Pettibone is known for her empire waistlines. And the designs are so flattering on so many body types because of this.
This particular design, the Sevigne, includes a strapless neckline, embellished lace, and a beaded empire waist. It seems to be plucked from times past and we love how romantic the movement of the skirt is.