Thanks to Netflix’s Bridgerton, the empire cut so popularised by Empress Joséphine of the First French Empire (thus its name) is back in force this season.
Ultra feminine, the empire-waist silhouette, with its fitted bodice that ends just below the bust, draws attention to the bosom and gives the illusion of an elongated torso. Well suited to our warm climate, the breezy fitted-and-flared number is a perfect throw-on-and-go staple all year round.
While designers retained its fitted bodice and raised waistline, they broke the ultra-femme mould with unexpected elements, not to mention fresh ways of styling.
Can’t decide which look to go for? Try on a few for size and ooze a different vibe every day.