fitting close at the top and flaring at the bottom: said of a woman's dress, coat, skirt, etc.
Having a fitted top and a flared bottom: an A-line dress.
Origin of A-lineFrom garments being shaped like a capital A.
- Having a silhouette that replicates the letter A by flaring out from the top, like a funnel, narrow and fitted at the neck and shoulders, skimming the hips and widening toward the bottom, with little or no shaping or seaming at the waist.
- Any article of clothing with a narrow mid-section and a flared bottom.