Gown Shapes Explained

A-line

This angular silhouette is a fashion statwart—and is easy to wear wheather you're a size 8 or 18. Never underestimate the universal appeal of an organza A-line design. Delicate beading shimmers on the fitted bodice and curved neckline; vertical satin bands decorate the skirt and chapel train (matching shawl not shown). About $699, Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner. Necklace, Kenneth Jay Lane.

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