A-Line dresses were introduced by a French designer, Christian Dior, for his Spring-Summer,1955 Collection.
An A-line cut is narrower at the top and widely flared towards the bottom. The style incorporates fit and flare to give the garment a slender, inverted funnel-like shape. The shape resembles the letter 'A' in it's shape, which the how the silhouette got its name.
The bodice is form-fitting and the bottom is wider.
Lines of skirt are straight, clean and ungathered and mostly incorporated in skirt pattern.
A-line dresses mostly feature an empire waist-line and are designed mostly for larger women.
This style of dress can feature a variety of different features such as halter, strapless or even long sleeves.
A number of versions, styles and forms of A-line garments are available around the basics that they flare just below your waist and are softly shaped at the waist.
Some garments may have a slim A-line while others may have a wider and a fuller A-line. The princess cut may exhibit vertical lines running from chest to hem. The circle skirt may feature a very wide A-line and a fuller skirt. Some skirts are A-lined with a narrow waistband, pleats or none of these. In others, the design you may find skimming of hips and widening of bottom and seaming at the waist.