a line dress
If there is a style guaranteed to flatter most of us, it must be the A-line dress. It has a distinguished history: as successor to the original empire-line dress from the early 1800s, it has been transformed into a modern easy-to-wear style brought into vogue by Christian Dior in 1955. Fun, flattering and forgiving, it is based on an A shape dropping from shoulder or bust level, skimming the hips and widening to the bottom of the A at around knee height. Perfectly suited to the busy woman’s modern lifestyle, it allows freedom of movement and a crisp silhouette. We can dress up an A-line dress with a bolero jacket, jewelry and heels, or dress it down with sneakers and a casual scarf.