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Definition: Empire


n. A style of women's apparel. Typically a dress, that fits the figure over the bust with a skirt which hangs from the seam below the bust resulting in a no-waist effect. Also called a high-waisted chemise ; from the French Empire period under the reign of Napoleon I in the 1800's.

Get decked out in this DKNY Empire Waist Tank Dress, on sale for $259 (originally $345).

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