Did somebody say flattering? The fit and flair dress creates an hourglass shape (or the illusion of an hourglass, depending on what your mama gave you). Imagine the letter A — narrow on top, flaring vertically to a wider bottom. For this reason, a fit and flair dress is often called an a-line dress. A narrow waist with a subtle flare over the hip is definitely flattering — a black fit and flare dress doubly so. For those wanting a fit and flair with a bit more coverage, try the fit and flare midi dress. A fit and flare midi will hit below the knee. Because fit and flair dresses give you that hourglass shape, they look great with a trench coat, jacket or cardigan layered over top. Pick your favorite accessories—a fit and flair dress looks great with all types of footwear, jewelry and bags.