A-line

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A-line

a style of dress or other garment consisting of A-shaped panels that give increasing fullness toward the hemline: an A-line skirt
Not to be confused with:
align – to bring into a line or alignment; straighten; to join with others in a cause: They align themselves with the environmental movement.

A-line

(ā′līn′)
adj.
Having a fitted top and a flared bottom: an A-line dress.

[From garments being shaped like a capital A.]

A-line

adj
(Clothing & Fashion) (of a garment, esp a skirt or dress) flaring slightly from the waist or shoulders

A-line

(ˈeɪˌlaɪn)

n.
1. (in women's clothing) a cut of garment consisting of A-shaped panels with the widest portion at the hemline.
adj.
2. being of such cut: an A-line coat.
[1960–65]

A-line

- A dress or skirt shaped like an A, created by Christian Dior.
See also related terms for skirt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.A-line - women's clothing that has a fitted top and a flared skirt that is widest at the hemline; "it is called the A-line because the effect resembles the capital letter A"
woman's clothing - clothing that is designed for women to wear
Translations

A-line

[ˈeɪlaɪn] ADJ [vestido] → de línea trapezoide
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Surrounded by fussing courtiers, Victoria looks absolutely resplendent in a billowing sage green A-line dress, accessorised by a blue order of the garter sash, plus matching ruby tiara and brooch.
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One standout look was a black-and-white one-piece with a silk cape that would make any superhero green with envy, while the A-line dress with pussy bow ties added a zest of youthfulness to otherwise more sophisticated silhouettes.
IF LACE-UP GLADIATORS AREN'T FOR YOU, SLIP ON A PAIR OF SILVER FLIP-FLOPS FOR AN EASY ALTERNATIVE DRESS, PS55, LULU KENNEDY AT MARKS & SPENCER; PENDANT NECKLACE, PS45, AND JEWEL CUFF, PS47, OTTOMAN HANDS; BEADED BRACELETS, PS8 (FROM A SET), ACCESSORIZE; BAG, PS39.99, PULL & BEAR; SANDALS, PS24, NEXT DRESS, PS45, V&A COLLECTION OASIS; STACKING RINGS, PS12, ACCESSORIZE AN A-LINE DRESS WORKS AS AN INSTANT FIGURE FIXER AND IS A SAVIOUR FOR HIDING HEAVY HIPS.