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Topic: Tricks to keep the waist line at the waist?  (Read 1112 times)
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« on: January 10, 2014 12:37:54 PM »

I can't stand how sooo many dresses and shirts end up with the waist line tucked up under by breasts. It seems like most of us larger women love empire waist dresses/shirts, but there's got to be someone other than me who looks better with a slightly dropped waist.

If you've got a solution that works for you, please let me know!
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014 07:54:55 AM »

I'm testing a theory based on 15th century gothic fitted kirtles. Trying a princess seamed bodice and fitting more closely to the underbust area than usual.
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014 01:49:55 PM »

i dont really have a solution, and i dont know if this is helpful at all but heres a suggestion.
actually i havent worn anything empire-waisted in a while, but i'm in love with all those peplum-shaped tops and dresses atm
and its probably not difficult to adjust an empire waisted top towards a peplum shape.
as you suggested try adding princess seams down to the waist line, so everything is tighter and more tailored and thus less likely to ride up? you might have to make a cut at the waist and then just add ruffle Smiley

i never tried it though and dont know how complicated it is, but as youre reducing the fabric, it should be possible Smiley

have a look at this outfit:

(im more of an apple-shape meets reversed triangle, so i would go easy on the ruffles for myself, but it really depends Smiley

also it looks like her peplum waist isnt actually that much lower than and empire-waist... yay)

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