Basque: Is suggested for women who want to look slender, however, is not recommended for women who are petite. This type of waistline is very fitting. Of all waistlines it is the most flattering on all shapes and sizes.

Natural: Great for women with a natural hour glass figure. It is the narrowest part of the body between the ribs and the hips.

Dropped: Suggested for women who have an hour glass figure, larger breasts, or very thin. It falls several inches below the natural waistline. It helps create the illusion of an hour glass figure so is recommended for many body types.

Empire: Suggested for women with larger hips or waists and for women who are short. This waistline begins under the bust. This dress is also very flattering on pregnant women due to where the waistline begins.

Asymmetric: Usually begins on one side and drops to the other. It has the effect of making women look slimmer.