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2. Empire

Empire gowns have a high waistline that sits just under the bust, with a fitted bodice and a loose, flowing skirt. The long skirt creates the illusion of height, making it perfect for shorter brides. Similar to A-line dresses, the looser skirts of empire waist dresses are flattering on those with pear or apple shapes, while the more structured bodice draws attention upward and can help emphasize a smaller bust.

Empire waist wedding dress PeopleImages / Getty Images
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