Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like empire lines are going anywhere soon. It’s easier to find dresses with proper waistlines than it was this time last year, but it’s still not what you’d call easy. Topshop’s Purple silk fancy sleeve tunic doesn’t have a waist to speak of at all, but it does have a nice 60s vibe, and will let you flash your legs a bit. Warehouse’s Victoriana silk mini dress, meanwhile, is £65 and has some nice, vintage-look beading on the front.
Look after the jump for a couple of US picks…
I absolutely love this puff sleeve mini dress by INC International, and would buy it in a second – if, of course, it was available to the UK. For $89.25, I wouldn’t even let the fact that I prefer a more defined waistline put me off – the cut of this looks narrow enough not to matter.
Finally, I wish I could find a better image of Jay Godfrey’s one-shoulder bow dress than the tiny little image Neiman Marcus see fit to provide us with. This has been seen in black on many a celebrity, but I think this gorgeous, rich purple is much nicer. $440 buys it, only those with a lot of confidence get to wear it with bare legs, like this model – personally I’d wear it with black tights, or even as a top.