Fall is finally here, which means it's officially time to start wearing the many dress trends of the season. While I've stocked up on see-through body-con dresses and curve-hugging knits in a variety of vibrant hues, there's another trend that's about to be everywhere, and it's so easy to wear: the empire-waist dress.
There's really so much to love. Empire waistlines are super comfortable and easy to throw on, and since I'm still very attached to my pandemic-era sweats, I can really get behind that. They're also incredibly flattering. The skirt floats around the midsection rather than clinging to the body, creating a lengthening effect that makes you look taller. Pretty cool, right?
Whether you're looking to channel your inner Daphne Bridgerton while patiently awaiting season two or are drawn to the oversize, smocked baby-doll styles à la Scandinavian girls, trust that there's a style for you. Ahead, I rounded up 25 of the cutest empire-waist dresses to shop right now. You're welcome.