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Let’s talk about silhouette {3}

We love fashion history! The «Empire silhouette« can bee seen in old Greek paintings, the term emerged in early 20th century England, but it has been, of course, always pronounced en français (om-peer!). What else?
There was that girl, | Marie Josephe Rose de Tascher de la Pagerie |, born in Martinique to wealthy parents, who owned a sugar cane plantation. Her life went on and on, and she became France’s Empress, being acclaimed by her powerful husband, nobody less than | Napoleon |, as simply Josephine.
Make the test and ask what people immediately think when you say «om-peer« dress! We all think about those majestic painting portraying Josephine, who immortalised this style silhouette.
This neoclassical gown’s high waist starts just near or under the bust with a long, loss skirt. It naturally emphasizes the bosom, therefore those with very privileged cups should please, avoid it. The skirt is great for those whishing to disguise the waist and hips. The shape of the dress also helps to lengthen the body’s appearance, being a good choice for the petite bride.

{Alone the gown’s description is already an entire fashion empire worth – read here: A fairytale dress scattered with hundreds of three dimensional silk flowers and embellished with sparkling lines of Swarovski crystals, embroidery alone takes over four days to sew. A long train and accentuated sleeves make this a dramatic yet glitteringly beautiful dress that will leave the wedding guests in awe. A real showstopper for the bride who wants to wear the dress of a lifetime. | Temperley London}

{Empire from red carpet duo Mark and James | Badgley Mischka}

{Simply majestic | Claire Pettibone}

{Minimalistic glamour | Monique Lhuillier}

{Summer wedding | Pronovias}

{Haute Couture made in Austria | Vera Dittrich}