An A-line skirt is a skirt that is fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A. The term is also used to describe dresses and coats with a similar shape.

The term was first used by theFrench couture designer Christian Dior as the label for his collection of spring 1955. The A-Line collection’s feature item, then the “most wanted silhouette in Paris”, was a”fingertip-length flared jacket worn over a dress with a very full, pleated skirt”.

The A-line skirt has no visible embellishments for ease, such as pleats or slits, but is fitted to the upper hip by means of seams and/or darts. However, denim A-line skirts often have buttons down the center seam. Its fastening is usually kept discreet, with a side or back zipper. A belt is sometimes used. Pockets may be present, but not usually. It can be cut at any length.

A line dresses are fitted to your waist, and then flare out gradually to the hem. The magic in this shape is that it can minimize the midsection, hips, and thighs, and draw attention to the bust half at the same time (depending on the neckline). There’s a reason that most bridesmaid dresses are A-line: It is singular most flattering fit for every body type. The good news is that you actually WILL wear this style again and again, because it comes in way more varieties than just heavy pink satin!

This dress steadily tapers out from the waist to the hem in strong, straight lines, revealing a silhouette like the edges of a capital letter A.

This is a very forgiving silhouette and can work for all shapes, depending on the neckline. For instance, with a halter top, this is perfect for a triangle; however, with a wide set straps, it’s perfect for an inverted triangle.


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