A-Line: The Skirt Silhouette That Always Flatters

Collage of three outfits featuring A-line skirts

A-line Skirt: A structured skirt that’s fitted at the waist and flares out straight, creating the appearance of an “A.” A-line skirts got their name from fashion designer Christian Dior in 1955. Though popular in the 60s and 70s, they soon disappeared from the fashion scene and were deemed as “old lady style.” They were revived in the early 2000s and have been popular ever since.

Today, fashion girls love the A-line for it’s classy retro vibe and also the versatility — this is a piece that can be dressed up or down to suit the mood and occasion.

How to Wear the A-line Skirt

A-line skirts are a great staple for every wardrobe. They are almost universally flattering — curvy girls and straight-shaped ladies tend to love their shape in an A-line. That’s because this silhouette accentuates your waist and hangs with just the right amount of hip fullness. A structured A-line either softens the appearance of larger hips or adds hip curves on straight figures.

The most important thing to remember when wearing an A-line skirt is this. Choose your tops carefully.  If the top doesn’t fit well or is too baggy, your look goes from fab to frumpy. Also, consider your height. Skirt length is very important, especially for petite frames that will be dwarfed by a long, full skirt. The trendy A-line mini is a nice option if a midi-length A-line make you feel too boxy.

A-Line Skirt Top Picks

Mini Length Options

 

 

Midi Length Options

 

 

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