For spring 2015, sex-appeal is reimagined to take the guise of playful asymmetrical hems, some diagonally sliced, others draping into relaxed shapes, some sassy and super-short, others flirty and fluid, casually cascading over the knees.
Building a myriad of silhouettes than promise to take you from day to night, the asymmetrical hems morph into one of spring’s biggest statements, one that promotes unique cuts in looks that best describe the “sexy without trying too hard” attitude.
After the break, all about the daring spring trend and how to make the most of it.
Asymmetrical hems spring 2015.
Shaping pretty skirts and daring dresses alike, the asymmetrical hems are keen on putting your legs on display for spring 2015. They can bear a graphic structure, or they can extend into fluid lines, they can be cut into sturdy fabrics, or draped into diaphanous chiffons, they can be super-short and super-fitted, or rather long and flowy, leaving it up to you how much to reveal and what route to take when in doing that.
Asymmetrical hems at Alexis Mabille and Rodarte, S/S ’15
How to wear the asymmetrical hems.
If you decide to play the asymmetric game come spring, here’s how to do it in a way that reads sexy, yet encloses all the ingredients necessary in keeping your outfits chic and refined:
Easy breezy silhouettes.
Sporting the asymmetrical hems during the day means keeping things rather effortless with easy breezy silhouettes, weightless fabrics, light colours and relaxed shapes. Some things to consider:
- If the hem stars high on the hip, let it fall somewhere above or below the knee, in order to keep things daytime appropriate;
- Get playful by adding some subtle prints into the mix, otherwise pair your skirts with loose button-downs, ankle strap heels and natural, textured waves, as seen at Rebecca Minkoff;
- If you opt for a dress instead, choose parachute silhouettes and silky fabrics, to wear with low buns and flat sandals, as seen at Stella McCartney.
Asymmetrical hems at Rebecca Minkoff and Stella McCartney, S/S ’15
Asymmetrical hems with an edge.
Choose leather, a lot of black and some cool, masculine-inspired lines if you want your asymmetrical hems to carry a distinct edge. For this:
- Team a diagonally sliced mini skirt with a matching leather jacket layered casually over a slogan sweatshirt, to effortlessly balance out the short hem’s unapologetic sex-appeal, as seen at Anthony Vaccarello;
- Choose a slightly oversized, tailored blazer in black to layer over a light, flowy dress, and style the resulting outfit with a pair of Western-inspired boots to further toughen up the look, as seen at Marissa Webb.
Asymmetrical hems at Anthony Vaccarello and Marissa Webb, S/S ’15
Asymmetrical & sporty.
Seeing how sports-luxe continues its steady evolution into spring 2015, it comes only natural for it to cross roads with many of the other significant trends shaping up the coming season.
This is how the asymmetrical hems got to be infused with a luxurious athletic quality, building laid-back looks that manage to perfectly combine the unapologetic sex-appeal with the uncompromising sporty influences. When going asymmetrical and sporty:
- Choose one trend to dominate the look, and use the other as a mere accent; point and case, Lacoste’s sporty-dress that bears a subtle asymmetrical hem, looking delightfully chic when styled with heels and a bare face;
- Opt to layer a sporty sheer top over a twin set made out of a bandeau and a matching asymmetrical skirt, to instantly tone-down a look that may come across as too sexy, as seen at Paco Rabanne.
Asymmetrical hems at Lacoste and Paco Rabanne, S/S ’15
Asymmetrical hems done sexy.
The asymmetrical hems are sexy by default. Something about the way they casually fall in uneven lines, highlighting legs for days, revealing enough skin to awake the interest, but hiding just as much, speaks of pure sex-appeal. So donning the asymmetrical hems in a sultry manner comes easy, if not natural. For this:
- Choose your scene and your hours carefully, keeping in mind that these outfits best work after the sun sets;
- Although plenty sexy, seek to make your looks glamorous as well by pairing the asymmetrical hemlines with subtle cut-outs, dark hues, sleek silhouettes, keeping the styling to a minimum – a pair of statement heels would suffice in this case;
- When going for ultra-sexy with an asymmetrical hem that’s super-short, do try and balance things out above the waistline with a chic button-down, a tailored blazer, or both; you can always opt to unbutton the shirt to the navel for added sexiness.
Asymmetrical hems at Versus and Anthony Vaccarello, S/S ’15
The little white dress.
The little white dress found a perfect match in the flirty asymmetrical hems, getting ready to sign for a full comeback during spring 2015. Where the little white dress is somewhat chaste, simple and bright, the asymmetrical hems abound in sensuality, together shaping up the perfect warm-weather staple.
- During daytime stick with basic pieces that look effortlessly put-together, much like a shirt-dress with its hem uneven, its shoulders gently exposed and its waistline tightly belted; style it with a pair of colourful heels and a slick center-part;
- For cocktail hour and evening, go with a mix of bodycon and fit-and-flare silhouettes, featuring strict-graphic lines, asymmetrical hems and one-shoulder straps; style them with ankle-strap heels and off-the-face wet hair.
Asymmetrical hems at Marios Schwab and David Koma, S/S ’15
Glamorous asymmetrical hems.
When fully stepping into evening-wear territory, the asymmetrical hems either grow ultra-short, or gain ladylike lengths:
- When going young and short, refresh the asymmetrical look with a few hints of colour and some playful graphic accents, rounding them off with a bold lip and an equally bold pair of pumps;
- Opt for soft pastel hues and a subtle game of asymmetry when taking the ladylike route, going with restraint in both the hair and make-up department, selecting graceful silhouettes that look just as gorgeous when styled with heels, or a pair of matching flats.
Asymmetrical hems at Andrew Gn and Oscar de la Renta, S/S ’15