What is Princess?
Princess seams are long rounded seams sewn into the front, or the back of the bodice, or dress; traditionally fitted, cut in single pieces, hanging in an unbroken line, from shoulder to hem.
Carefully tailored to add shaping as this cut closely follows a woman’s bust line from the shoulder, or under the arm, and down to the lower hem, or bodice.
This style can go free of a waistline as shaping is created without darts, instead by joining edges of different curvature, creating a long, slimming look; the linear panels draw the eyes lengthwise down.
Most often seen in dresses with an “A-line” silhouette, but again, there are many, many variations to any and all cuts, and you will see Princess seams on Sheath dresses, and Shift dress, long and short, etc.
Laura is wearing a Princess by Roberta.