Friday, July 17, 2015

Feature Friday: Types of Vintage Dresses

Today's Feature Friday dives into vintage fashion, particularly dresses and their different styles.

The A-Line

Form fitting around the chest with a cinched waist and flared out skirt, usually ends at the knee.


The top half resembles a men's button-down shirt and the bottom is a dress. The bottom can be A-Line or Shift style.

Not form fitting. The flare begins at or just below the chest. The fabric is often pleated. 

Also not form fitting. No flare. The style is straight and box, usually ending at the knee.

Form fitting around the chest, waist, and hips. There is no flare, the bottom falls straight and narrow from the hips. They are usually sleeveless with a high neck.

Form fitting around the chest, waist, hips, and knees. It narrows toward the bottom ending at the knees or mid-calf. 

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