Empire

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Empire fits can be found on dresses

An empire line is one where the bodice of the garment hugs and gathers just below the bust line tapering out to the hem, as if from a very high waist. The word Empire refers to the First French Empire under Napoleon I. A style synonymous with Jane Austen heroines!

Empire styles can be found on tops and jumpers

An empire line is one where the bodice of the garment hugs and gathers just below the bust line tapering out to the hem, as if from a very high waist. The word Empire refers to the First French Empire under Napoleon I. A style synonymous with Jane Austen heroines!