The hallmark of the empire style wedding dress bridal gown is a high waistline right or under the bust, which falls to a slimmer skirt. It is most suitable for brides with a smaller bust.
The empire waist wedding dresses unique make your bust appear bigger because of the dividing line in the fabric. It is especially suited for brides with a smaller bust size because it tends to draw attention to the neckline creating some definition. You may choose to add some accents or fabric embellishments, such as the capped sleeve or some bead work. By doing this you are drawing attention to your chest and neckline, which therefore creates an illusion of a fuller bust.
Small bust women can benefit from the unique structure of the empire wedding gown. So if you fall into the small bust category then this will be a choice for you.