Walking the A-line

One of the main lady trends in the last couple of seasons is a true 50s classic – A line skirt. Usually reserved for those who love rockabilly subculture, A – line once again conquered fashion runways, and after that the streets.

A – line skirts are very feminine clothing item but I was a bit skeptical about wearing them – I have classical pear body shape and I didn’t want to draw to much of an attention on my hip area. But when I saw this wonderful printed skirt online I just couldn’t resist – she instantly reminded me on an old 50s movies and actresses I just love to watch!

All pictures were taken on Riva in my hometown Split, on a bit cold but wonderful sunny day 🙂 !

Kisses, Dee

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Black coat and black turtleneck by Zara

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A-line printed skirt by Choies

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Purple stockings by Calzedonia, boots by Transport Footwear

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Blue glass necklace – a gift from my husband, bought in Barcelona

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Rose brooch by Iron Fist, Audrey Hepburn themed brooch, Gorjuss pin

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“Alice in Wonderland” purse from Miss Dee Hand Made Bags 🙂

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Modern history of the A – line skirt:

A-line skirt owes its name to the famous French fashion designer Christian Dior, who made it the centerpiece of his Spring Collection in 1955. Collection’s signature look was a flared jacket over very full skirt.

In 1958 Yves Saint Laurent introduced a variation on the Dior A-line look, which he called his “Trapeze” line. “Trapeze” dresses did not have much impact on the popular market, but soon, less extreme A-line skirts and dresses were everywhere – and on everyone.

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Design by Dior                                      Design by Yves Saint Laurent

The term “A-line” is most often used to describe skirts or dresses, but can also be used for jackets and coats. At its most basic, an A-line shape is characterized by a fitted top that flares out to form an A shape. Simple, geometric A-line dress fit in well with the modern look of the early 1960s, popular with women turning away from the fussy, frilly styles of the 1950s.

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L to R: Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren

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Dior by John Galliano

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Dior by Raf Simmons

Giambattista Valli Tea Length Embroidered Dresses

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Stella Jean and Marc Jacobs

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True classic – Oscar de la Renta

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Sex and the City girls

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Beautiful Lupita Nyong’o

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Street style fashion

Thank you Miss Stela for the pictures 🙂 !

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15 thoughts on “Walking the A-line

    • Thank you so much Annie! My hometown is a really beautiful Mediterranean city, do check it out in your travels 🙂 – you have a great site, I wish i discovered it when I did my Asian travels 🙂 ! Kisses from Croatia!

  1. predivne fotografije….ja stigla u Split, ali dobila virozu od nećaka i nisam uopće izašla iz kuće:( stvarno nemam sreće, ne pamtim kada sam zadnji put bila na rivi….

    Sviđa mi se i što si istražila povijest ovog širokog kroja suknji, nisam znala za njihovo podrijetlo…meni su se uvijek sviđale jer su jako ženstvene, a zapravo imam samo jednu takvu, haljinu zapravo, ali toga kroja.

    Divna mi je i Alice torba!

    • Hvala ti Ivana! Ajme bas mi je krivo sta si dosla i odmah se razbolila – nije ni meni srica puno trajala nakon ove snimke, takoder me uhvatila viroza i od Rive i uzivanja nula bodova! Nadam se da ces brzo ozdravit i upit jos malo Sunca 🙂 ! Stvarno volim haljine i suknje A-kroja, posebno otkad sam se malo vise pocela zanimat za rockabilly kulturu – divne su, pa i curama koje nemaju bokova ili neki idealan body shape daju jedan stvarno lip zenstveni look! Kiss!

  2. Meni je ovo odlično! podsjetilo me na black svan – ova svjetla i šarena suknja mi je kao bijeli labud, a kaput ,čarape i čizme u tamnim tonovima kao crni labud 🙂 ugl kombinacija je odlična!!! :* ❤

    • Awwww, thank you draga! Suknja je tako sarena i efektna sama po sebi, pa sam tila da oko nje sve bude u jednom tamnom tonu sa minimumom detalja (iako znas kako je meni to tesko 😉 ) Kiss!

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