Definition of fit and flare
- … her dynamic fit and flare skirts and dress shapes are sure to be a hit with their movement and effortless cool.
- —Kit Hamlen, Paste, 8 June 2015
- … several fit-and-flare dresses and coats were cut with geometric flaps on the side of the waist for an effect that resembled a handkerchief or godet skirt.
- —Women's Wear Daily, 4 Mar. 2014
fit and flareor fit-and-flare noun, plural fit and flares or fit-and-flares
- This style—a fitted bodice with a flared skirt—is so cute and so flattering for us with a bit more curve. It's always a winner as far as sundress styles go. Look for fit and flares with short sleeves or cap sleeve—a cute update on a classic silhouette.
- —Connie Tamoto, The Winnipeg (Manitoba) Free Press, 13 June 2015
- This holiday season's “little black dress” is likely to be a soignee version of fit-and-flare from the Martha Graham school, and gray wool jersey is the overwhelming choice of fabric, often touched with glitter or subtly draped for glamour.
- —Audrey Pennington, Home & Gardens, November 1986