A-line Dresses

A-line generally means fitted from the shoulders to the hips and then widening to the hem. A-line skirts or dresses are fitted at your natural waist and gradually widen towards the hem to create a triangular shape that fans out slightly. This flattering shape pulls double duty: it draws the eyes to the waist for pear (larger on bottom) and heart shapes (larger on top), which de-emphasizes the hips and it also adds the appearance of curves for those with boyish or boxy body-types.