An A-line skirt is fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of a capital A. But the term ‘A-line’ is not limited to skirts alone, it can be used to describe the shape of a dress, or a coat as well.
The A-line skirt can be both mini, midi or maxi.
The term itself was first used by Christian Dior for his spring collection in 1955. The term was used again by Yves Saint Laurent for his spring collection in 1958. The A-line shape was widely popular throughout the 60s and the 70s but then it vanished completely until its revival in the early 2000s.
I’ve picked out a multicolored block stripe A-line skirt from Le Ciel Bleu. I love the mix of colors in this skirt, it allows for several different ways to style it. Besides the blue sandals from Manolo Blahnik and the blue statement necklace from Blue Nile, I’m keeping the colors light and soft, so the skirt gets to shine on its own.