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Style Glossary: Bias Cut

Dolce & Gabbana at ShopStyle

The cut of a dress can make an enormous difference to how it fits you. Some of the best designers of all time, such as Yves Saint Laurent and Ossie Clark are famous for their use for bias cut but what exactly does it mean?

Well it is defined as:
"A technique of cutting fabric at a diagonal angle to achieve the most give possible. This cut has many fine tailoring applications, but its reputation has been built in women's apparel, where the flowing, clingy drape of the bias cut has been used for skirts, tops, dresses and gowns that daringly follow the body's curves."

This silver bias cut dress is by Dolce and Gabbana (£2578).

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