Asymmetrical: The hi lo fad

About a year ago I took a jersey circle scarf, synched it in the back, added a few stitches, and voila! I had myself an asymmetrical tube dress. I put it on one night to go out, and one of my best friends complimented me on it. I explained to her that I felt kind of weird in it, since it was a hemline that [at the time] was basically unheard of. She reassured me by saying that it was a huge trend in Australia (she had studied abroad in Queensland), and the girls there were wearing it everywhere from class to nights out. Well, fast forward a few months to Spring 2012 fashion, and here we are – seeing the hi lo hemline all over. There are so many ways to rock this look, and I am loving all of them.

There is the classic asymmetrical dress. A short dress with a soft, charming dip in the back. This look is perfect for girls who don’t commit much to trends, and those who are less adventurous when it comes to wearing bold fashion. It’s also perfect for, well, pretty much anybody.

Then there is the edgier approach to asymmetry: wearing it on the side. This makes a louder statement, but can still be as soft or as hard as you choose to make the look. I like this because it adds an extra element of drama to an outfit, as well as a bit of sex appeal and mystery. Keep the hair simple if you choose to go with this look.

Another option is the flouncy asymmetrical skirt. This girly approach to the trend is so fun, and almost ethereal. I can’t help but think of a [super stylish] fairy when I come across this look. Styling the asymmetrical skirt can be kept super sweet, or made more daring by wearing a bustier on top.

There are a ton of designers integrating a range of asymmetrical hemlines into their spring collections, so finding the right style for you shouldn’t be too difficult. If you are having trouble finding something you like, feel free to contact me. I have a wide array of resources and would be happy to help. xoxo