Trend Alert: Empire waists
July 7, 2005
This summerâ€™s bohemian look is all about being flirtatious, feminine and fantastic. In my opinion, an essential part of the seasonâ€™s free-flowing look is shirts and dresses with empire waists (meaning that the waistline is raised to just under the bust). Being just five-foot-two, I love this cut – my empire-waist halters make my torso appear longer and hide any tummy issues. And the more the tops and dresses are covered in sparkles, sequins, and everything girly, the more I covet them! Style experts warn, however, that women with larger breasts or hips should steer clear of this fashion.
BCBG Max Azria dress and Sweet Pea tube top both available at nordstrom.com.