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Empire Waistline

Empire Waistline   Gowns that include an Empire Waistline almost always exude an old-world elegance that is demure, feminine, and delicately decorous all at once. Gowns of this nature include a seam that falls directly under the bustline. The result is a soft, ladylike silhouette that creates the appearance of a long leg line while also bringing attention to the soft curves of a woman’s bust and the slightly bowed slope of her shoulders.     Empire Waistlines are utilized very infrequently by modern designers, and for good reason. The placement of the seam has to be carefully positioned to ensure that the resulting garment does not detract from a woman’s feminine figure or add volume to her overall shape. While an...

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Natural Waistline

Natural Waistline When it comes to the careful construction of garments, a dress is most becoming when it emphasizes a woman’s natural waistline. In dressmaking, creating gowns with a natural waistline ensures that it is universally flattering and celebrates the beauty of the woman who wears it. Nataya gowns beautifully embrace this technique, which dates back centuries, giving each artistic dress an even more figure-flattering appearance.  A woman’s natural waistline is situated between her ribcage and her hips. This is the thinnest point of a woman’s torso and an important component when it comes to the contribution of a classically feminine hourglass figure. When the seam that connects the bodice of a dress to its skirt is positioned at a...

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Sweetheart Neckline

A sweetheart neckline is a staple in elegant evening wear. This heart-shaped cut perfectly follows the curves of the bustline and effortlessly enhances every woman’s natural figure. The dip in the middle of a sweetheart neckline also lengthens the wearer’s neckline and the symmetrical nature balances out the look of the entire gown.  Universally flattering, it is easy to look exquisite when wearing a sweetheart neckline. On Nataya gowns this gorgeous detail is also used on the inner lining. When the lining features a sweetheart neckline, the entire garment stages the bust line of the wearer, creating an elegantly timeless and flirtatious appearance. When combined with an exquisite transparent overlay, the elegance of the sweetheart neckline is highlighted further.  On...

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Square Neckline

There are some design gestures that could add a refined elegance to a gown. A square neckline, while rigid in structure, is one such gesture. This neckline evokes a vintage glamor that - although rare - truly never goes out of style. Contrary to its name, a “square” neckline is rarely a perfect square. This neckline could be rectangular, so as to elongate the neck, or to otherwise compliment the natural shape of the body, to further accommodate a sensual end result. Essentially, the neckline would include two clearly defined corners that come together at a 90-degree angle around the neck opening of the gown or a dress. Nataya pieces tend to have intricate overlay with clearly defined lines and...

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Add a softness to any garment with a round neckline

Perhaps incidentally, curved necklines add a softness to any garment, making it undeniably ladylike in nature. Using Romance and femininity to inspire design, Nataya’s collection of exquisite gowns are brought to life when adorned by a round neckline. The graceful curvature of a delicately scooped neckline perfectly enhances every woman’s silhouette and provides her with a beautifully sensual overall appearance. Nearly a perfect ½ circle, a rounded neckline exposes the most amount of skin possible without sacrificing the wearer’s modesty or detracting from the gown’s indelible appearance. A scoop, that effortlessly and with grace, stops right above the bustline highlights the wearer’s collar bone, bust-line and the décolletage. This denotes that the elegance of a gown is not defined by...

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