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Update your occasion wear with this feminine dress. Woven from silk-blend viscose it features a flattering V-neck, ruched sleeves and a delicately flared hemline. Wear it with a denim jacket and white pumps in the day and add heels and a long-line evening jacket in the night.
This button-front cotton dress is a real little masterpiece — with metal buttons and green leather detailing it certainly ticks all the boxes. The feminine floral print was made for leisurely weekends. This delicate, pastel hued dress features hand-finished coloured lace. A special piece worthy of a special occasion. This occasion dress with a difference is perfect for every shape.
The V-neckline lengthens the torso and gives the illusion of height while the midi length is perfect with heeled sandals. The flared skirt gives the dress a forties feel and the ruched sleeves add an extra layer of femininity. Physical fitness became more popular amongst women and men around the early 20th Century and a need to get away from bulky underskirts and restrictive bloomers.
This slowly resulted in hemlines rising and skirts and dresses becoming simpler and more shaping in the cloth. The Industrial Revolution brought dressmaking machinery, the motorcar, more tailored styles for women and the dust-coat to protect from road dust kicked up by cars.
Looking to the East and Imperial China , the Qing Dynasty in China saw the Manchurian-style qipao as a popular and enforced style of dress. The shape is simple, wide, loose and cut without shaping for a waist.
It then became more tailored eventually becoming the Mandarin-style dress we know of in the 20th Century. Perhaps it could have been an influence on this type of A-line shape in Europe as — over the centuries — travel, trade opportunities, education and migration of other cultures becomes more widespread.
Territorial wars also bring other cultures and traditions into the consciousness of European nations. The oldest recorded skirt was found on an archaeological dig in Armenia in It was made from woven straw and found to be almost years old.
Meanwhile, back in Paris in Spring , following the death of Dior the previous year, his successor at Dior — Yves Saint Laurent YSL to his friends — arrives in town with his own A-line-influenced shape in the name of the Trapeze Line. This collection features dresses which flare out directly from the shoulder line with the hem falling just below the knee. It is considered a modern look, designed to be worn with low-heel shoes.
It would eventually morph into the baby-doll style tent dress of the s. Monsieur Pierre Cardin a former assistant of Dior begins his own haute couture career in Paris and becomes known as an innovator of the modern look. He is influenced and excited by the growing interest in space travel and new materials and design tools available.
He also provides a boxy look to dresses which are moving away from the old silhouettes of the late s. He is also the first couturier in Paris to produce a complete ready-to-wear collection paving the way for others and setting the pace for a more futuristic approach towards dress style and choice. By the time the s swings into town, fashion style and choice really begins to bloom and modernity is the buzzword for designers. Youth culture has really taken off and the increasingly affluent teenager searches for looks which define youthfulness and set them apart from the styles of their parents, especially in the USA and Europe.
Coats get shorter with more relaxed lines. Sweeping shapes become prevalent such as the Princess shape. Waistlines drop and clothes are less fitted and restrictive. By the mids , geometric and futuristic shapes are the height of fashion and the A-line shape is popular in this context.
The space-age has arrived and young and old are looking to the future instead of the past: Also clothes are becoming increasingly affordable due to greater affluence and cheaper methods for clothes production. London , UK becomes the fashion focus through the increasing popularity of new music styles and clothing. The city is literally swinging. Androgenous style becomes a focus, representing the youth culture that will not be defined by the old rules of sexuality and conformity.
The A-line shape is soon to influence the new radical form of mini-dress which is synonymous with the s and youth culture.
The young feel more comfortable with the shorter styles which draw attention less on the sexual area of the breast and celebrate the more child-like youthful areas of the body such as legs and arms. Stiff, ultra-modern materials such as PVC and even paper could easily manage geometric and A-line shapes. I can't wait to wear it now!
Definitely would recommend it to anyone. Looks really nice on with heels and a nice necklace to make it more 'evening'. Can then wear in the daytime with flats.
Vertvie Women's A-Line Dress. Beautiful gave it away to friend. Only 1 left in stock. Nice dress for the discounted price. Only down side for me is that as a regular 12 with a small waist, could've ordered Medium instead of large, as waist is bit big for me.
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