There is a critical balance that you must adhere to when wearing dresses with empire waists. Wear dresses with empire waists with help from a fashion stylist in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Rose Tran, and I'm a fashion stylist. We know exactly what you mean about the might-be-pregnant empire waist styles. That being said, it's critical to be aware of balance when wearing this style. Also, you'll want to stick with darker shades, since they tend to give the illusion of appearing more slim. Lydia has on an empire waist black maxi dress. Notice here that the black serves to keep her looking slim and chic. Be careful not to pair these styles with belts, because they tend to look awkward in such high positions. If you're going to wear a necklace, make sure it's of a longer length to balance out the upper body. Since the empire waist makes your bottom half appear longer, there's no need to further elongate them with heels. Therefore, sandals are the perfect finishing touch to your ensemble.