Flared Skirts and Dresses for Pre-Fall

A-line silhouettes are always in style, but for pre-fall, the shape got a fresh new look.

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Roksanda Illincic
A-line silhouettes are always in style, but for pre-fall, the shape got a fresh new look. Roksanda Illincic created an exaggerated flare shape by adding a poufy trim in contrasting blue to the hem of this ruby sheath.
Valentino gave a silky black cocktail dress a girly-girl appeal by adding a subtly flared skirt and sheer silk overlay.
Yves Saint Laurent
On the more minimalist end of the spectrum, YSL's simple tea-length black dress features a softly flared hemline and the subtlest pouf sleeve.
Thakoon's playful striped dress has extra cheeky appeal with a swishy flared skirt and unusual plush texture.
Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler's cobalt blue dress has a retro '60s vibe with a flared A-line skirt and boustier-style bodice.
Prabal Gurung
A sassy pleated skirt and bright geometric pattern makes this Prabal Gurung cocktail dress a serious statement maker.
Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen got in on the pouf-skirt trend with this flouncy black number, which was shown with a pirate-y, off-the-shoulder blouse.
Oscar de la Renta
Timeless and elegant, Oscar de la Renta's work-ready grey pleated dress features a low-slung waist and gently flared silhouette.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Paired with arm warmers and knee-high boots, Diane Von Furstenberg's super-bright orange mini has a cool, downtown appeal.
Carven has revisited flared silhouettes several times in the past year, but we were never so charmed by the look as we are with this simply chic black satin cocktail dress, which features a gathered detail at the shoulder.
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