Wedding dress waistlines
We all know where the waistline is on our body but in wedding dress terms the waistline of the wedding dress is the horizontal seam that joins the bodice and skirt. This might seem like an insignificant part of the dress but it can play a big part in the design of the dress and alter your body shape.
Here’s a rough guide to some of the most common wedding dress waistlines.
The basque waist sits just below your natural waistline and falls into a triangle shape with the point sitting just below your waist. It’s great to highlight an hourglass figure or pull in a tummy, but not so great if you have a very big tummy or are pregnant.
An empire line waist band doesn’t sit around the waist at all, it sits just above the waist just under the bust. Because of it’s position the rest of the dress falls into an A-line shape, which is really flattering if you are pear-shaped. Empire line waistband is also good if you have a small bust or if you are pregnant.