As I sat and pondered a catchy name for the title of my column I wanted a fashion term, starting with the letter 'A' and something that represented a forever trend that stands the test of time. So, welcome to The A Line, your place for everything fashion on The Georgetown Dish!
For those who may be unfamiliar with the term, a-line refers to a cut of a skirt or dress that's fitted at the waist and gradually lets out down to the hemline, creating the shape of a capital letter A.
The a-line skirt is one of the hottest trend of trends for Spring/Summer 2011 - a season that's revived the ladylike attire from the '50s - and is truly an essential piece to any wardrobe. I like to refer to the a-line skirt as a forever trend - something that you can pull out of your closets a few years down the road and it will still be in style! It's a classic, feminine, flirty piece and a cut that truly flatters any woman's silhouette with it's hip-loving waist line and leg thinning, swingy bottom. Plus, it's extremely versatile and works year-round. In the winter, pair it with a pair of black opaque tights and a black fitted turtleneck and some chunky black suede heels. In the warmer months, pair it with a crisp white button-down (tucked in) sans tights and a pair of strappy sandals.
Whether you opt for flirty, short and sexy or for a ladylike, neutral-colored knee-length a-line skirt, you won't regret incorporating this must-have piece! Pop in to H&M, Zara or Barney's Coop in Georgetown where you'll be sure to find a fabulous selection of neutral, floral and bold colored a-line skirts to choose from.
Check out more of my picks for Spring 2011 on MyDCStyle.