1. (especially in women’s clothing) a cut of garment consisting basically of two A-shaped panels for the front and back, designed to give increasing fullness toward the hemline.
  2. a garment having such a cut.


  1. being of such design or cut: an A-line coat; an A-line dress.


  1. (of a garment, esp a skirt or dress) flaring slightly from the waist or shoulders

descriptive of a dress or skirt flared in shape of a letter “A,” 1955, in reference to the designs of Christian Dior (1905-1957).

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