The A-line skirt has no visible embellishments
for ease, such as
or slits, but is fitted to the upper hip by means of
darts. Its fastening is usually kept discreet, with a side or
belt is sometimes used.
may be present, but not usually. The length of an A-line skirt varies,
between mini- and below-knee-length.
When referring to dresses and coats, the
generally means fitted from the
shoulders to the hips and then widening to the hem, but it is
also sometimes used to mean widening from the shoulders to the hem,
ignoring the waist and hips.
It is often used to describe a popular style
wedding dress, which is fitted
above and around the hips but flares gently to the hem, giving a
streamlined and quite slim look.