12 Brilliant Clothing Hacks Everyone Needs to Know

9. Opt for A-line dresses.

Finding the perfect dress shape to complement and beautifully flatter your body type may seem like a tall order, but believe it or not, there is one silhouette that looks good on practically everyone. Bonus: It’s totally effortless to wear and perfect for any and every occasion. Yes, really!

Meet the A-line dress, also known as the fit and flare. Just like its name suggests, this particular type of dress features a fitted bodice, a tapered waistline, which serves to accentuate the smallest part of the female figure, and a skirt that gradually flares out from the hips all the way to the bottom seam.

The A-line is a truly fantastic, as it offers ease of wear and will score you major fashion points thanks to the timeless and effortlessly chic look it helps create.

12 Brilliant Clothing Hacks Everyone Needs to Know

A trapezoid shape without slim-fit parts, like in the ’60s, or the straight dresses of the ’20s are just what you need to create a picture-perfect image.

The term ‘A-line’ was first coined by iconic haute couture designer Christian Dior, although, at the time, it didn’t accompany the exact same dress shape that’s associated with the name today. As a post on the Met Museum’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History page explains, Dior’s A-line dresses actually featured an “waist and smooth silhouette that widened over the hips and legs”. They made their debut in Dior’s Spring 1955 collection, which was simply titled “A-line”, and they became an instant hit.