Wedding Dress Waist Types


Basque - a dropped waist that starts near the natural waistline and dips to create a V shape.

Sophia Tolli Bridal


Corset Bodice - form-fitting and often strapless with boning; either lace or snap closures.


Dropped - seam is below the body's natural waistline.

Anne Barge


Empire - located right below the bust

Ann Barge


Inverted Basque - an inverted-V with the point at the center of the waist, with seam extending from the center to the sides forming an upside-down V shape.

James Clifford Collection


Natural - seam falls at the natural waist, the smallest part between the hips and ribs.

Anne Barge


Last Updated: August 4, 2013 at 1:31 am
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