The Empire style is defined by a high waist line that begins directly under the bust. By this the waist is being optically shifted upwards. The skirt is straightly falling down in folds. Thin and light materials like tulle and chiffon are especially suitable for evening dresses in Empire style because they can best emphasize the flow downwards of the loosely falling folds. Neckline, shoulders and arms are being highlighted so that the evening dress in Empire style is best suitable for women with a small breast. The dresses in Empire style create a very feminine, delicate and elfish looks and are just as well suitable for small and tall women. This silhouette is also very popular with pregnant women who have a lot of space under the loosely falling skirt.