The empire waist style wedding dress is suitable for most figures
Among the many classy styles, which are in fashion this season, empire style wedding dresses are among the most popular styles in the bridal market. Known for being one of the most figure-friendly dresses around, empire waistlines accentuate the bust line, while subsequently minimizing the waist area. This is usually a boon for most brides, who are looking to accentuate their hourglass figures on their special day.
A typical empire wedding dress will have a high waistline, which will fall directly under the bust; the fabric will then drape loosely down as a slim skirt. Some variations of this style involve an empire waistline with an A line skirt; this style is similar to the baby doll style of dresses.
For those who are very voluptuous in the chest area, a quintessential empire wedding dress will not be particularly suitable owing to the style’s ability to accentuate the bust area. This style might also hide a natural hourglass figure; this is a good thing as well as a saving grace for some brides who want to hide bulky midsections. The high waist aspect of the dress gives it some structure and also gives the wearer a definite shape. This makes this style of dress ideal for pregnant brides as it accommodates their growing bellies with ease and is comfortable to wear.
Those who are tall and with less curvy bodies will benefit from a gently gathered empire style wedding dress which will add curves to their figures without the discomfort of corsets and other uncomfortable enhancers.
One of the benefits of the empire style wedding dress is its versatility; it can be worn for all kinds of weddings and styled accordingly. Outdoor weddings would mean generous layers of loose tulle fabric around the dress, while other formal settings will require similar embellishments and layering. The popularity of the empire waist wedding dress goes back to the 19th century, which is what makes it popular for formal wedding settings. For less formal weddings in less spacious settings, however, a simple style of the dress will be suitable, and styling can happen in the form of statement Jewellery and accessories.
While empire style wedding dresses are available in varying types of fabric, lighter fabric such as lace and organza are preferred owing to their ability to highlight the bride’s curves; they also have the lightness to float around the bride and provide that ethereal quality to her look. For those who are not looking to hide flaws, light silks are also recommended. More modern variations of the traditional empire silhouette involve heavier silks and satins, which give the dress a “princess look”.
Accessorizing an empire style wedding dress is relatively simple, and traditionally involves styling the hair into an updo or bouffant, with a choker necklace. Drop or chandelier earrings are also recommended, while a statement necklace is great for those brides who want to make a modern statement. Feel free to wear comfortable, small heels with this dress to enhance your overall comfort factor.
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