What is an Empire Waist Dress?

What is an Empire Waist Dress?

An empire waist dress has a loose fitted bodice with a low waistline, sometimes even right below the natural waist, which is often placed above your bust. The skirt is often long with an extremely loose fit and sometimes even comes down past the waistline, especially on shorter dresses. This shape is particularly flattering for women who have large, bottom- heavy body, top-heavy or may simply want to hide a big belly.