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    The Top 5 Fashion Silhouettes

    What’s your favorite silhouette in fashion? Below you’ll find a summery of 5 silhouettes we like the most.

    In case you are missing one of your favorites or would love to dive deeper into the realm of fashion silhouettes a bit deeper, check out FAD – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary. Our very own iPhone Fashion App lists all notable silhouettes in great detail.

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    1_Empire Silhouette

    The empire silhouette is a certain style in women’s fashion. It is a high-waisted seam which sits directly underneath the bust line, giving a high-waisted appearance of the garment. It allows the wearer to cover-up the stomach area or emphasize the bust which automatically lengthen the body’s appearance.

    2_S-Bend Silhouette

    The S-bend, usually created by a specific style of corset, is characterized by a rounded, forward leaning torso with hips pushed back. Often referred to a pouter pigeon due to the occurred puffed chest, this shape looks similar to a tilted S. Unlike the late 19th century’s corsets which supported the bust and pushed in the waist, the S-bend silhouette had a flat, straight front and started low on the bust-line. Many women wore padded corset covers or bust improvers to create the desired full, rounded and unarticulated bust-line.

    3_Trapeze Line

    A trapeze line describes all kind of dresses, skirts, tops, blouses and coats that shapes a tent or the letter A. The alternative look of the Sixties was first introduced by Yves Saint Laurent in 1958 due to Christian Dior’s influence of the A-Line.

    4_Empire Waist

    The empire waist is a certain style in women’s fashion. It is a high-waisted seam which sits directly underneath the bust line, giving a high-waisted appearance of the garment. It allows the wearer to cover-up the stomach area or emphasize the bust which automatically lengthen the body’s appearance.

    5_A-Line

    The fashion term ‘A-Line’  is mostly used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress, skirt or coat that is shaped like the capital letter ‘A’. It is slim-fitted at waist and flares away towards the knees. First interpreted and used by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1955, the A-Line works well on most figure types but it is perfect for disguising bottom-heavy figures. See also Dior’s H-Line & Y-Line.

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