Adjective "A-line" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


(of a garment) slightly flared from a narrow waist or shoulders.
  1. 'Flare pants and A-line skirts create a more balanced silhouette.'
  2. 'I love the cute A-line dresses and short shift dresses.'
  3. 'They would look great with A-line dresses and dark jeans.'



1. (especially in women's clothing) a cut of garment consisting basically of two A -shaped panels for the front and back, designed to give increasing fullness toward the hemline.

2. a garment having such a cut.


3. being of such design or cut: an A-line coat; an A-line dress.