American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a fitted top and a flared bottom: an A-line dress.
- adj. Having a silhouette that replicates the letter A by flaring out from the top, like a funnel, narrow and fitted at the neck and shoulders, skimming the hips and widening toward the bottom, with little or no shaping or seaming at the waist.
- From A + line ("figure") (Wiktionary)
- From garments being shaped like a capital A. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So something with an A-line or a Princess-style skirt how appropriate with a fitted waist will be most likely.”
“Victoria Beckham described midi looks from her fall collection as the "the new precision pieces," a concept she interpreted well with clean hourglass dresses whose hemlines hit the beginning of the shin, along with even looser, longer A-line shifts in maple brown, cranberry and khaki.”
“I look best in princess lines, A-line or straight skirts, and v-necks.”
“Even with my glasses on, I am not able to discern if the body of the dresses are constructed with princess seams or are simply A-line.”
“A little more practice will give you the skills to make a skirt A-line rather than straight, gathered rather than pleated.”
“Go preppy and offset Miu Miu's puff-sleeved style with a crisp white shirt and tweed A-line skirt.”
“This season, the denim skirt Ms. Adams-Geller likes best is a button-down A-line piece that ends just above the knee, which she calls a "throwback to the '70s.”
“If you're going for a longer denim style, such as the popular ankle-dusting skirt, Ms. Adams-Geller suggests looking for pieces that are cut in a narrow A-line style that won't make the wearer look shrouded in fabric.”
“A-line or mermaid cuts are ideal, as are gowns that draw attention to shapely legs.”
“Pear-shaped brides look best in A-line or flared gowns with necklines that are scooped, V-necked, or squared.”
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