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Floral Empire Line Plus Size Dresses for Women

Floral empire line dresses for plus size women tick all of the fashion boxes. Dating back to the 18th Century, the empire line shape is a timeless classic that has proudly held a place of honour in women's fashion for hundreds of years. 

The reason empire line dresses have remained so popular is undoubtedly down to the flattering and forgiving shape. Defined by the raised waistline that cuts just under the bust, the rest of the dress flows down to the hem. Typically featuring a fitted bodice ending just below the bust, this dress style gives the impression of a high waisted appearance on a woman's figure. Great for plus size and pear shape women, as it marks the smallest point of the figure and distracts from everything else. 

The empire line skirt

The bottom half of the dress varies more so, which means you can pick a style to suit you. A midi-length, gathered skirt in structured satin with a floral print would work perfectly for a wedding guest outfit. Alternatively, a loose-fitting chiffon skirtthat skims the body would work perfectly for the office in winter with tights, or in a bold colour maxi with bare legs for a summer party. All styles flatter the womanly shape, disguising the stomach, lengthening the body and accentuating the best body parts. 

Empire line dress details

A traditional, square neckline can conceal and minimise a larger bust, or in contrast, you can opt for a version that features a low neckline to draw attention to the bust and waist. The necklines of women's empire dresses often come well-decorated too, with details such as delicate beadwork or beautiful embroidery, creating definition and interest to the bust area. Regarding sleeves there is a lot of choice too; empire line dresses come in all different lengths, from capped sleeve empire line dressesto those with three quarter length sleeves, or no sleeves at all. 

The empire line dress in its various styles is the perfect outfit for plus size women. Whatever the occasion, it will always be able to flatter the figure and carry you in style. 

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