Thursday, November 3, 2011

CELEBRATING THE A-LINE

The hourglass wasn’t Christian Dior’s only reinvention. His A-line hit big in 1955 and stayed with us. An A-line cut is a more modified form of hourglass, bringing with it refinement and understatement. Fitted through the bodice, the A-line can have a slight to moderate flair in the skirt. Dubbed by fashionistas as “The Deb Dress” it’s been one of the most popular silhouettes for the reason it flatters just about every figure type.
Variations of the A-line
Classic-Can be slightly flared to full, you see it everywhere; mostly with a strapless bodice in medium to heavy fibers. Below is a cotton version with a Sabrina neckline.  Stunning.

Princess-Fitted bodice flowing into a skirt that has two parallel vertical seams running up front and back; can have a slight to full flare in the skirt. Very flattering. Especially great for petites or any woman wanting to add height. Heavier brides benefit too from the vertical seams drawing the eye, up, up, up.

Modified-Header photos and below are modified versions of the A-Line.  Slightly flared, both keep within the framework of an hourglass silhouette . . . .

All gowns and headpieces by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride

12 comments:

agnes said...

les robes sont magnifiques, et les filles aussi

très jolies photos

Judith said...

I like! :)

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Love that last one, so pretty!! A-line suits me as I am a bean pole, haha :) x

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous gowns!
Love this silhouette!

xoxox,
CC

Cafe Fashionista said...

I LOVE the first gown - gorgeous! :)

Gina said...

I wish I would've known about the Princess A-line for petites - I ended up in a cocktail length dress to make sure I was wearing the dress instead of the dress wearing me!

Plami said...

Gorgeous! I love your blog!!!

XoXo
Plami

http://www.fashionthrill.com/

Mani said...

So chic, classy, and above all timeless!

Bayliy said...

This is a good post. I'm happy to read it. Thanks for sharing.

Ashley said...

Gorgeous!

hausofchic said...

great inspiration photos!

Coco - Alpha Prosperity Events said...

So gorgeous and pretty. Its nice to see dresses that can make just about any girl look and feel good. Thanks for sharing those. Could stand to see more.