April 13, 2006

SS06 Dress Trends: Empire Waist

So now that we've established the proper definition of baby doll and empire waist dresses, here are a few prime picks of the season.

On the catwalk there was Matthew Williamson and Marc by MJ. Love the skirt of the MW dress, its just so flowy and flirty!

Other deep v necked empire waist dress alternative are these black See by Chloe dress and floral print Milly dress. These dresses are so low cut, they'd be perfect for this season's t shirt in dress trend!

Of course, there is also this season's favourite color-brown! Sophisticated and chic, wear the Ingwa Melero by day and Diane von Furstenburg by night.

If you've been reading this blog, you must be able to tell that I'm a huge fan of this season's Marc by MJ dresses. They are just sooo vibrant and gorgeous! These two have a higher and flatter neckline, which makes it very form fitting and flattering worn by itself.

Naturally there is the white dress (what is this season without white?). Combined with the baby doll style, its positively angelic! Above from Rebecca Taylor and Forever 21.

Purple with a cute bow on the waist line. These two are just so amazingly different yet so similar. The subtly striped halter dress is by Nina Ricci and the crocheted one is by Forever 21.

For more daily casual empire waist dresses, there are these two from Free People and Top Shop. The other ones could've passed off for day/night, but these two are most definitely daytime casual.

Too bad aii dresses are so expensive. I definitely need to get myself at least one of these this season!- but which one??

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Ingwa Melero could carry you into fall, but i think the white rebecca taylor would show off your summer tan!!!!

4/14/2006 5:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love the empire waist dresses. they are also great for pregant women who still want to look good.

4/14/2006 6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you tell me a little more about what you think of forever 21? their stuff looks good in the pictures but i'm always disappointed when i see the clothes in person! do you really buy clothes from there?

4/14/2006 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Lady said...

I like the purple one from Nina Ricci. Or maybe a brown dress ? With a summer tan it could be nice.

4/14/2006 9:22 PM  
Blogger muixeta said...

I like so much this kind of dresses. I bought one last summer in H&M. Not as expensive as the one's you show in that post...I discovered your blog yesterday night looking for interesting links about fashion. I think your blog is very interesant so thank you for sharing with us your information and knownledge about fashion.

4/15/2006 12:31 AM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

I LOVE the See by Chloe dress. I saw it in white in Selfridges, but they ran out of my size -so disappointing!

Anonymous: I agree with what you think about Forever 21. I've only managed to buy one or two things there ever. The actual clothes look cheaper than in photos.

4/15/2006 2:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree! I absolutely adore the black See by Chloe dress! Just wondering though, would empire waist dresses suit girls who do not have the slimmest of figures? Would it really flatter their body shape? Somehow I always have the impression that emire waist or babydoll cuts only look good on very slim and/or tall girls...

- mellie

4/16/2006 4:37 PM  
Blogger Barneys Girl said...

anon4: LOL tall slim girls look good in everything. But the beauty about the empire waist dress is that it is only form fitting on top and loose at the bottom. So it is perfect for girls who does not have the slimmest of figures. In fact, empire waist dress are even complimentary on pregnant women!

4/17/2006 3:50 AM  
Blogger snob in the city said...

uhmm I think pretty much everyone look preggers in these dresses...but i still love them! So comfortable and you can eat a big dinner and still get air:)

4/19/2006 12:30 AM  
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4/19/2006 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Nicola said...

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one....I teach middle school and after the 3rd student asked me if I was pregnant, thought I would check out what other people are saying about empire waists (I'm wearing a top for the second time from JJill that I love, but my enthusiasm is being tempered somewhat by the brutal honesty of 12 year olds. :-/)

4/28/2006 1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am considering an empire cut for my wedding dress. However, I am worried that it will drown my waistline completely. Any pictures of empire dresses that are still relatively tight around the waist? I want to still emphasize my waist but hide my broad hips! Thanks!

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