Actresses Eva Longoria and Jennifer Garner sported empire waist gowns when they exchanged vows. Looks like the classic British design is moving beyond bridal couture and finding a place in the fashion circles. The empire gown is a sure shot way to not only make you look good, but feel great too!
Designer Sanchita Ajjampur says, “Women often crave for something that really blends their traditional and modern appeal at once and empire gowns really fit that need. The flow of the gown, the unfurling appeal is a lot like a traditional skirt with a girth but also adds a chic appeal with its structure.” The empire waist dress has been popular in the fashion world for years and bodes well with grand events like weddings and dinners. Several celebrities have even sported it at a time when they are heavily pregnant as the gown accommodates a growing belly in an elegant manner.
Designer Ritu Pande feels the Indian body is perfectly sculpted to carry off this look. “The typical Indian woman has a tendency to add on kilos on the stomach and hips, and the beauty of this design is that it cleverly conceals the same. It looks best when worn in rich shades like royal blue, purple or green.”
Model Renita Coelho feels the empire gowns make tall women appear taller. “It’s such a beautiful garment, which accentuates your neck and chest, in a classy manner. I usually accessorise these gowns in a limited fashion- a cocktail ring, chandelier earrings and stilettos.” Ritu agrees, “The design reeks of class and elegance so do not over do the look with accessories. You can team it up with either a necklace or earrings, with hair left loose.”