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A-Line Dress Styles To Borrow From The Runways


With sunny skies and rising temperatures on the horizon, the Spring/Summer 2015 runways featured a few classic A-line dresses in addition to the season’s array of maxi dresses and asymmetrical hems. At Monique Lhuillier, a mix of watercolour shades made their way onto a sleeveless day dress accessorized with a slim black belt. Carolina Herrera showcased a light brown and white A-line frock with subtle florals and a large, abstract square pattern, which fell to just above the knee. At Oscar de la Renta, a gorgeous floral print in vivid red and yellow shades brightened a white frock. Whether the cut was slightly flared or carefully pleated, the season’s runways prove that timeless A-line looks are always in style.

For fashionistas looking to bring this look into their own closets, here are our best tips for embracing a sleeveless A-line dress.

Casual Chic

Try pairing your flared skater dress with retro sunglasses, black motorcycle boots and a longline cardigan. The loose layer of a flowing cardi helps to minimize the waist-cinching, defined look of a skater dress for the weekend. Meanwhile, the ‘70s inspired shades and edgy footwear bring a hint of free-spirited fun to your outfit.


The season’s dainty floral A-line frocks with their nipped-in waistlines will bring a touch of vintage charm into your work wardrobe. Create a shapely silhouette by pairing a printed frock with a cropped blazer and contrasting pumps for the office.


The versatile look of an A-line dress makes it easy to shift this wardrobe staple from the boardroom to a cocktail party. For the evening hours, swap your delicate garden inspired floral number for a black A-line dress accessorized with silver jewellery. Add a pair of caged heels, a tiny leather purse and a bold bangle to bring a conservative frock into the later hours of a Friday night.


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