Hello Modlovers! After a two week hiatus to scour the racks of trade shows, I have returned with the next chapter in our series Style Glossary. In the last post, we discussed the paper bag waist. This week, at the request of Freya, we’ll delve into the semantics behind the empire waist!
A personal favorite of mine, the empire cut moves above the natural waist, to a line slightly below the bust. It creates a slimming silhouette for girls like me, who are larger on the bottom (if you catch my drift). The Say it With Flowers Dress (a personal love affair of mine), is an easy-to-wear example. I also like to belt loose-fitting vintage dresses at the empire waist to add a modern touch to my look.
I hope this was helpful! Feel free to suggest a style for me to feature for next week’s Style Glossary post. Thanks for reading, and as always, happy shopping!