Empire Wasitline Wedding Dress Inspiration

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.

Here are 10 stunning empire waist dresses to show you just how versatile they can be.

1. White One King Dress

Elegant white dress

The lace on the bodice of this gown beautifully contrasts its otherwise crisp, clean lines.

2. Lazaro Art Deco Gown

Retro high waist wedding dress

With lines of ruffles and ornately-beaded designs, this gown is an absolute show-stopper.

3. Custom-Made Carol Hannah Dress

Flattering wedding dress

This light and airy dress is perfect for any sort of outdoor wedding, whether it’s a beach, a garden, or a campsite.

4. Pronovias Vicenta

Silky and lacey wedding dress

The lace illusion neckline adds some organic beauty to this otherwise structured trumpet dress.

5. Allure Bridals Gown With Embellished Bateau-Neck Bodice

Lacey high waisted wedding dress

The dazzling beaded bodice really brings this classic lace fit-and-flare gown to the next level.

6. Marisa Open Back Sheath Dress

Lovely simple wedding dress

This dress features a keyhole detail at the bust, which adds interest to the relatively high neckline.

7. Manuel Mota Caricia Gown

Simple wedding gown with empire waist

With delicate twisting detail at the bodice and lace gussets in the skirt, this gown is all about capturing the beauty of movement.

8. Melissa Sweet Laeticia Gown

Lovely bride posing in door in wedding dress

The crinoline-style seamwork on the skirt gives this gown a bohemian deconstructed look.

9. Romona Keveza Legends Gown With Cache Coeur Bodice

Empire waist wedding dress

With ruching at the bust and crossover detail at the waist, this dress is highly flattering and it draws attention to the tiniest part of your body.

10. Alfred Angelo Gown With Beaded Yoke

Simple high waisted wedding dress

The clean white chiffon of this gown perfectly complements the detailed beading of the mesh yoke.