Fit and Flare: A Silhouette That Flatters Every Body Type

Fit and Flare: A Silhouette That Flatters Every Body Type

Spring Fashion: Embrace the Fit and Flare Silhouette to Shine

Flattering Your Curves: The Graceful Fit and Flare Silhouette

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Spring is a season that sees many try to shed their winter weight gain in order to fit into the more warmer season appropriate clothing that stores have on storefronts. And with the all forgiving layering soon to be a thing of the past this spring, we look to silhouettes that allow us to look great without reminding us of our winter bodies.

Everybody loves a silhouette that will flatter their body. Everyone wants a silhouette that will not only hide the parts they are uncomfortable with, but will also make them confident when they leave home.

That is why the fit and flare silhouette will always be the go-to style no matter the season.

Not to be confused with the A-Line, while both are all about elegance, the fit and flare takes it a step further. This silhouette boasts a more pronounced flare, resulting in a curvier and more defined waistline. If you're seeking an effortlessly chic look with a touch of playfulness, the fit and flare style is your perfect match.

Characterised by a skirt that gracefully flares out from the waist, this style enhances your curves and creates a flattering, feminine silhouette. It's a versatile choice that effortlessly blends classic charm with contemporary appeal, making it a must-have in your wardrobe.

A classic that has been around for decades, it was a welcome change from the drop waist style of the 1920s and was then iconised by Christian Dior’s New Look in the post- World War II years. It’s a timeless style that will likely never go out of fashion.

The best thing about the fit and flare dress is that it suits any occasion. You can wear it to a cocktail party, a wedding, or even a casual brunch. You can choose from different lengths, fabrics, and details to match your mood and personality.

Here are some of the best fit and flare silhouettes by Pan-African fashion designers available from House of Nala by AFI on the AFI Online Store. 

Kaylaamiel Creations- One Shoulder Tiered Dress

This dress boasts a flattering, fitted waist and an added touch of luxury with its tulle lining, creating a fuller and more elegant flare. Not to mention, the hem features a chic high/low effect that adds a unique and stylish dimension to this fit and flare masterpiece.

Imprint ZA - Pink Inkosazana Dress

This dress boasts a captivating fit-and-flare design, skilfully enhancing your natural curves while gracefully cascading to the ground. Complete with playful, flouncy sleeves, it adds a delightful dash of femininity and charm to your ensemble.

Gavin Rajah- Brocade Hi-Lo Lined Flare Short Sleeve Embossed Coat Dress

With its vibrant hue and intricate embossed brocade detailing, this coat dress radiates confidence and unmatched style. With its striking hi-lo silhouette, it's a flawless fit offered by the lined flare design.

Chic and Posh- Tribal Print Fit and Flare Tiered Maxi Dress

This tribal print fit and flare-tiered maxi dress is an ideal way to inject glamour into your wardrobe. Vivid shades and elegant patterns will attract attention wherever you go. The tiered skirt provides drama while the flattering fit and flare shape suits all body types. Its sleeveless design is perfect for warm days, and the comfortable fabric will keep you feeling cool and self-assured all day.

House of Nala- The Sarah Flower Dress

An exquisite fit and flare midi dress, it's an ideal pick for those special moments. The sage green hue exudes elegance, complemented by delicate floral appliqué and intricate beading for a dash of allure. Crafted from a stretchy woven fabric, it offers unparalleled comfort and flattery for diverse body types. 

Taibo Bacar- Embellished Evening Dress

This exquisite halter neck evening dress by Taibo Bacar – a true masterpiece in fit and flare fashion. This evening gown showcases a precisely tailored bodice that beautifully accentuates your figure, gently transitioning into a sweeping maxi-length skirt. Elevate your elegance with this remarkable fit and flare creation.

To shop these looks, visit our House of Nala by AFI Sandton City store. Or you can always purchase your garment on the AFI Online Store. Click here to explore our online store. 

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