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Pre-season Fall 2012 shows by Jason Wu, Monique Lhuillier, Calvin Klein are showing a trend of A-line dresses with cinched waists. With the return of lady-like silhouettes and modern day style celebrities like Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama, A-line dresses are a nice way to continue the expression of women’s classic fashions. I can definitely see Kate Middleton gracing us with her vintage inspired style by wearing out Monique Lhuillier’s black and white A-line frock. The thing I love most about this dress is the unique and visually appealing neckline; it’s a beautiful mix of a dropped circular v-neckline that really adds to the structure of the dress.  And of course you can see Calvin Klein’s signature minimalist styling with a small amount of texture to keep things interesting – this one’s perfect for the hour-glass shaped woman.

2 Reasons Why I Love the A-Line Dress:

1: It fits any girls body; curves or not, you’re going to be able to pull this off because the dress itself has body built into it. The curvy girl will feel comfortable wearing this because it allows for her waist to be shown off and then have the rest of the dress flowing with enough movement and structure so that she’s not showing off more than she wants to. The thinner girls will be happy to have body built into the dress because it will make up for their lack of curves and bring on a more lady like structure to their silhouette.

2: It can be worn classically in a vintage fashion by wearing it in a great floral or geometric print to go with different style decades; or it can be accessorized with modern touches to bring it up to date and even look fashion forward rather than even semi-vintage. Jason Wu’s dress (first on the left) is paired with a great leather belt at the waist and long black gloves to make a posh updated look instead of an overly retro knockoff.

Even though it’s a far way out – give or take 9 months – Fall 2012 is shaping up to be very lovely in the way of dresses with structure that still allows for flow.