A-line meaning

ālīn
Having a fitted top and a flared bottom.

An A-line dress.

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Fitting close at the top and flaring at the bottom.
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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.
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Any article of clothing with a narrow mid-section and a flared bottom.
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Origin of a-line

  • From garments being shaped like a capital A

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From A + line (“figure”)

    From Wiktionary