Is this dress supposed to have an empire (under the bust) waistline? The waistline looks like it is neither normal, nor empire! Would it work well, for a more slender, tall, long-waisted lady, with a smaller bust? I would like to buy a few more nice, casual spring/summer dresses, for work and for church!
BEST ANSWER: I have this dress in the navy XL. It is not an empire waist on me, but it is a little short-waisted. I did not care for the elastic waist or the material. The skirt is cut on the full side in an unflattering sort of way which did not work for me. I kept thinking I would wear it with a white jacket, maybe next spring. To the point, I do not think it would work well from the waist down on a slender figure. The top would probably be fine.