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Get that Victorian look with a Basque Waistline

The Nataya collection is teeming with gowns that display an immaculate sense of beauty and exquisite, romantic details. While every gown from Nataya features these exceptional elements, this is especially true of gowns that include a Basque Waistline. This seemingly minuscule detail completely alters the look of a gown and gives it a dreamy essence that is simply undeniable.  Basque Waistlines are elegant, feminine, and a delightfully uncommon detail that is difficult to find on many modern garments. This curved waistline begins near a woman’s natural waistline but dips down to create a V-point in the center front. This carefully contoured seam is flattering for several reasons - Not only does it lengthen the appearance of a woman’s torso by...

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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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