Define your center of gravity with the new, natural waist, which sits slightly higher than your actual waist and is the most flattering of all waistlines. The empire is high, the dropped is low but the natural is just… well, natural. A comfortable middle ground, the natural waist gives wedding gowns a modern, chic look, particularly for ball gowns and A-lines that take on a clean, fresh stance.
The beauty of the natural waistline involves a little bit of trickery. Since the line sits slightly higher than your actual, true waist it's extremely elongating. It tricks the eye into thinking you are longer and leaner. Lazaro, Romona Keveza and Watters Brides are a few of the designers making the most of the mid-section to give brides a lean, mean waistline.