As a short-waisted, small-busted gal, I’m a fan of the empire waist. However, I’ve found that a wide, fitted band below the bust (but above the natural waist) works best to elongate my frame without losing shape. This dress lacks definition below the bust, but I can add it with a wide belt.
Cream dress, vintage, thrifted, and shortened. Turquoise dress, Moth. Tights, We Love Colors. Peeptoes, Steven. Belt, some department store. Brooch, The Beaded Garden. Ring, Jan Michaels San Francisco. Bag, Nicole Lee. Binder clip, work. Coat (below), vintage.
I took inspiration from two prior outfits to create today’s ensemble.
Part of my deck (the overhang) collapsed under this winter’s snow.