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