Trend Alert: Empire waists

July 7, 2005 by shefindsrebecca
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This summer’s bohemian look is all about being flirtatious, feminine and fantastic. In my opinion, an essential part of the season’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.

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BCBG Max Azria dress and Sweet Pea tube top both available at nordstrom.com.

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