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 🙂 !
Black coat and black turtleneck by Zara
A-line printed skirt by Choies
Blue glass necklace – a gift from my husband, bought in Barcelona
“Alice in Wonderland” purse from Miss Dee Hand Made Bags 🙂
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.
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.
L to R: Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren
Dior by John Galliano
Dior by Raf Simmons
Stella Jean and Marc Jacobs
True classic – Oscar de la Renta
Sex and the City girls
Beautiful Lupita Nyong’o
Street style fashion
Thank you Miss Stela for the pictures 🙂 !