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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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zahrash zahrash 9 years
im soo digging that dress! its hott!! would look nice in summery colours too
Lyv Lyv 9 years
Meeh. Too childish! ;P
diorbaby diorbaby 9 years
I think it is fab! I would totally wear that on a weeekend or a friday at the office. Gorgeous!
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
I don't like it either
jen22 jen22 9 years
My favorite type of dress! :)
potterlove potterlove 9 years
LOVE empire dresses! They just make me feel so awesome! And love this DKNY dress! Very simple, but cute!!!!!
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 9 years
Love the dres, love the look!
Wendy-Brandes Wendy-Brandes 9 years
It would be very informative to add the correct pronunciation, which is "om-peer." Not "empire" as in "The Empire Strikes Back."
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 9 years
empire = fab on most any figure! love this cut and wear it ALL THE TIME!
katemiller katemiller 9 years
i looooove that dress. so happy that it's on sale.
laura1867 laura1867 9 years
I'm so mbusty that I would be mistaken for a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for sure! Wish I had the figure.
FB1977 FB1977 9 years
I don't like this dress, but I think empire waist anything would look funny on me.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
That is a CUTE dress! Thank god for empire waist anything!
lamlokyihk lamlokyihk 9 years
oh i love love love it, definitely cute*
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
What a CUTE dress! I love it!
prosecco-in-the-park prosecco-in-the-park 9 years
This dress is so adorable! I love empire waists!
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