This empire waist dress is a modern take on a similar Oscar de la Renta dress from the 1970's. Both dresses have an empire waist, long sleeves, and a short hemline. The scoop neck is also reminiscent of the 1970's dress. The style lines of this dress very accurately represent the same style of dress from the 1970's. 3/4/16
"Fashion took its inspiration from the arts in striving for a nude ideal, which brought out the natural beauty of the human form. In women’s fashion it was said, “nakedness dresses woman best." Women wore thin muslin dresses which even today look like nighties.