An A-line skirt is a skirt that is fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A. The term is also used to describe dresses and coats with a similar shape.
The A-line skirt has no visible embellishments for ease, such as pleats or slits, but is fitted to the upper hip by means of seams and/or darts. However, denim A-line skirts often have buttons down the center seam. Its fastening is usually kept discreet, with a side or back zipper. A belt is sometimes used. Pockets 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 term A-line 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.
Wedding dresses are mostly designed in such a style, which is fitted above and around the hips but flares gently to the hem, giving a streamlined and quite slim look. Thus, <a href=http://www.pandadress.com/aline-princess-chiffon-strapless-wedding-dress-with-cascading-ruffles-p-36.html>a-line wedding dresses</a> are rather popular with those bride-to-be through generations.