Monday, April 5, 2010

Fashion Dictionary Made Easy: A-line skirt vs. Flared Skirt


Which is an A-line skirt? A or B?

A-line skirt – comes in many variations; fits snugly at the waist, hugs the hips and thighs and flares out to a full skirt usually below the knee resembling letter A.

Who fits to wear?
Since A-line skirt comes in many variations, specific style of this type works for a particular body type. For example, a plain A-line skirt that flares down below the knee is not very flattering for thin, narrow-hipped women or those with a smaller rear. But women, who seek to make their too wide hips appear smaller, find answer through A-line skirts.

Some varied A-line skirts do work for most body type. Refer here for a thorough discussion.

Flared skirt – is a skirt that is fitted at the waist and flares out in an A-line or tulip shape at the hem but with extra flares that swing and swish.

Who fits to wear?
Let me just quote this. Recommended if you are tall and heavy on the hips: petite women tend to look overwhelmed in this skirt style

p.s. Are you curious where to get the same flared skirt that Taylor Swift was seen wearing? I know where!


A-line skirt and flared skirt both resemble letter A; other than the latter having more extra flare.

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