Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

A-Line Is Perfect Coverup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

A-Line Is Perfect Coverup

Article excerpt

THE SKINNY on summer for women's fashion is to work for a casual look, but buy coverups that enhance the figure.

It's smart these days to dress down, not only on weekends but in the workplace as well.

"Women no longer want, or need, two wardrobes to meet their demanding lifestyle needs," says New York dress designer Donna Ricco.

"Dresses are a perfect wardrobe solution for summer days."

The runway shows in New York were filled with ladylike shifts and A-line dresses that could go just about anywhere in great style. Most were short, emphasizing the leg. And most were styled of soft, floaty material that skimmed the body for an ultra-feminine look, which is also a hallmark of the summer season.

Most women's clothes this summer play up the feminine form in one way or another. To women who want the kind of casual chic that adds up to this season's cutting-edge fashion, designers are saying, "Go figure!"

Forget the oversized looks that camouflage everything - even good figures for those lucky enough to have them. By wearing clothes that have a frankly feminine, figure-enhancing look, a woman never appears to be thrown together.

Either the shift or the A-line dress is the perfect coverup to camouflage a thick or short waist or to hide wide hips.

Tissue-weight dresses in A-line or shift silhouettes that skim the body draw attention away from problem areas and toward the legs.

But no matter how body-skimming the dress is, most women need a little help at getting the most mileage out of the dress shapes of summer.

In that direction, many lingerie companies are helping out.

A new label called Go Figure, a division of The INTAPP Group, a New York-based intimate apparel company, has a new line of figure-shaping undergarments on the market. A Chemise Shaper (an all-in-one control slip that makes dresses fall gracefully while tucking the tummy and slimming the hipline) is its ticket for the woman whose legs are her best asset but whose midsection needs some control. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed


An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.