One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually as modifier A style of women's clothing characterized by a waistline cut just under the bust and typically a low neckline, first popular during the First Empire.‘empire-line dresses’
- ‘An empire-line party dress got me through a couple of big nights out without suffocating my baby, but, come September, back in London and back to work, reality hit.’
- ‘The shop has fantastic empire-line dresses that have the bonus of lasting longer than summer - in a few months you can adapt it for winter by adding a pair of tights, some 1970s boots and a polo-neck underneath.’
- ‘Some of us who were pleasantly plump in our teenage years, to be euphemistic about it, got away with murder in an empire line dress.’
- ‘The bride wore an ivory silk empire line dress with lace and pearl detail, chiffon train and pearl tiara.’
- ‘On display were corsets in shimmering silks, empire line tops and dresses, cotton layer skirts with tattered hemlines.’
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