Shopping for a special occasion dress that fits and flatters your body type.  Then pay attention to how the waistline on the dress is designed.  

  • Basque: elongated waistline dips to a “V” or a "U" at front center of the dress; often starts 3” below natural waist. Popular for ball gowns.

  • Dropped: waist falls about 3 to 5 inches below the natural waistline.
    • Tip: Basque or Dropped waistlines add the illusion of extra height, slim the body and can make a long waist appear shorter.

  • Empire: waistline flows from just below bust line. This is the highest waistline. 
    • Tip: Empire waistline hides figure flaws through middle of the torso, especially a thick waist and a larger tummy.

  • Natural: seam hits at the narrowest part of the torso.

  • Raised: waistline sits about one inch above natural waist.
Not sure which waistline flatters your figure. Contact us.