06 February 2008

How to A+ the A-line


Oh, the A-line...it's been such a good long time since I had one of your kind flush up against and around my lower-half.

I used to love you.

I used to write about you.

I used to wear you. A lot.

Like so many passions of days past, however, the flame of your novelty after so many years and so many wears finally flick-flick-flickered into indifference, out of which rose my newfound desire for your less housewifey, more mistressy slim-to-the-bod pencil counterpart.

But just because I'm not presently enamored with a particular look doesn't mean the rest of you shouldn't be and that I can't answer your questions pertaining thereto.

So, if you're a fan and regular wearer of the A-line but aren't sure with which above-the-waist wardrobe components to pair this cute cut for the most flattering effect, check back here later today for a few suggestions.

12 comments:

denver fan said...

my a line skirts don't debut until springtime, but I'll still tune in to read!

C said...

Love the A-line. Eagerly awaiting suggestions.

brown rowergirl said...

a-line = "housewifey"

pencil = "mistressy"

LOL!

Anonymous said...

excellent, can't wait!

Anonymous said...

a lines are totally a spring/summer look. why are you doing a post on this now?

Anonymous said...

Maybe because spring and summer are approaching? Just a guess.

And save me your "BUT THE FALL 2008 LINES ARE SHOWING NOW!!!" nonsense. Most "regular" people are planning their sping and summer wadrobes at this time.

cindc said...

Funny you should have sewing patterns accompanying this post-- one of the things I love about the A-line is that it's so easy to make! When I got my first serious job, I sat down at my grandmother's sewing machine and produced a few A-line skirts that I still wear in the warmer months, 3 years later. They are a classic! I guess that puts me squarely in the "housewifey" category, huh?

Anonymous said...

I'm actually wearing my "housewifey" skirt today since it's so nice out! It may be February, but for me today, it's an early touch of spring!

Oh...dear me said...

Can't wait for the input, all my skirts are Aline well exept 2 pencils!

m said...

Completely unrelated, but did anyone go to the District Sample Sale last year? I'm thinking of going, but I'm not sure if it's really worth it. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Sorry to hijack the post, but none of my friends have gone in the past.

Anonymous said...

love a-line skirts but like someone already mentioned mine don't come out til spring

Teek said...

I have A-line wool tweed skirts I wear all fall and winter with tights and tall boots. They're fantastic. (Uh, and one made of fleece from American Apparel but I don't think I can talk about that here.) But I live in them all spring and summer.