The Classic Dress Style That's in Every French Girl's Closet—Guaranteed

white midi a-line dress

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@laurenelson

There's no denying that French girls are some of the most stylish people on the planet. Steering away from the rapid-paced trend cycle to embrace timeless wardrobe staples, they have a no-fuss and incredibly chic approach to getting dressed. With that in mind, if there's one dress style they're guaranteed to pull out of their closets this season, it's the ever-flattering A-line dress.

But what actually is an A-line dress? Essentially, it's a term used to describe any dress with a formfitting bodice, a defined waist, and a skirt that gradually flares out to the hem, creating a triangular shape like the capital letter A. Unlike empire waists or loose dresses, the A-line silhouette creates the illusion of a narrower waist and wider hips, making it one of the most flattering styles to exist, no matter your body type.

In the spirit of embracing our inner French girl this spring, we scrolled through our go-to sites and rounded up the best A-line dresses the internet has to offer. Keep reading to shop 25 of our favorites.

This simple white midi dress is a reliable wardrobe staple you'll wear again and again.

Leave it to Reformation to bring us the perfect spring dress. We'll be nabbing this one in every print.

This chic midi is so easy to throw on and instantly look polished.

pink a-line dress

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@styleidealist

This simple darted dress is a summer staple. Dress it up with heels, or throw on sneakers for an effortlessly polished look.

We're loving one-shoulder dresses this season.

We're ditching our denim cutoffs for denim dresses, especially this one.

This one can easily go from the office to a dinner date.

Here's another hit from Reformation.

green a-line dress

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@mariejedig

Adding this Ganni beauty to our carts immediately.

This long-sleeve mini comes in a bunch of cute prints, but we're partial to this swirled black-and-cream version.

This A-line midi dress features a super-flattering V-shaped waistline.

This knit skater dress is not only cute, but it's also supremely comfortable.

A cinched waist and flared skirt make the classic shirtdress way more flattering.

white mini a-line dress

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@alyssainthecity

If we splurge on any dress this spring, it'll be this one.

At only $15, this breezy mini is a must.

Is there a print more synonymous with spring than gingham?

black a-line dress

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@oliviamarcus

The cinched waist on this otherwise flowy dress makes for a super-flattering fit.

We love how this dress looks styled with combat boots.

The back cutouts on this mini are ideal for hotter days and nights.

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