Saturday, 9 January 2016

Trending Empire Waist and Anarkali

The history of Empire Waist goes back to the late 18th century. This is the period in fashion when women wore dresses with a fitted bodice with a high waisted line ending just below the bust. The rest of the dress used to be long and loosely fitted that covered the curves of the body but also made the body seem more voluminous.

Although Empire Waist originates in the West, it is a popular form in the East as well. Empire Waist is very similar to Anarkali style, where the bodies is fitted, ending just under the bust, and finishing off with a long and full volume frock. Unlike Empire Waist dresses, Anarkali outfits has a tight fitted bottom, usually a chori daar. Anarkali outfits were worn during the Mughal era and continue to be a popular form of outfits in the South Asian subcontinent.

Empire Waist or Anarkali, both forms of outfits
compliments all types of bodies. For women with minimal curves the fitted waist ending just under the bust creates an illusion of a fuller body. For women with heavier and pear shaped figures, this waistline gives an impression of slimmer waist while camouflaging tummy, any love handles, and wide rears. For women with smaller busts, this waistline can be fitted to make the bust look fuller and put more emphasis on it.

South Asian women continue the trend of Empire Waist or Anarkali in all seasons of fashion. Women wear this waist and style to casual get togethers with more simple styles, to parties with more elaborate work, and to weddings with heavy work usually on the bust area. Wear it whichever way you like and to wherever you like, this is the style that will look good and appeals to all.

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