What is an A-line dress? Not what you are hearing these days!

I’ll admit it, I watch a wedding dress show while I am working out. The reason I am posting about this is that I keep hearing the term “A-line” being used WRONG by these fancy-dancy wedding dress salespeople. They erroneously call a-line what is actually a natural waistline dress.

For clarification, here are some A-line garments:

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A-line ensembles from the 60s

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Coco Chanel wearing an a-line skirt.

A-lines falling from  empire waistlines

A-lines falling from empire waistlines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What the show people call an a-line dress is a “natural-waist” dress. A-line dresses have no gathering, no fullness,  no demarcation of the waist at all. So next time you are watching a wedding dress show, and they start using the term “a-line” you will know better!

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