There are few trends hotter or more unique this season than the dipped-hem. If you have no idea what I’m talking about than you might be more familiar with some of its other names, the mullet skirt, the midi, or the asymmetrical hem skirt. No matter the name, the trend is the same, a shorter hemline in the front that cascades to a longer one in the back. Hmmm, I guess that sort of is like a mullet, isn’t it? Yikes! Let’s just erase that image and move on. This is definitely another one of those trends that needs a little bit of guidance, much like the high-waist trend, so here we are, your neighborhood trend guides. Let’s take a look at what you need to make this style your new favorite.
Like all trends, you have to find ways to make it your own. We’re all working with different body shapes, so we just have to learn how to play up what ever it is that we love about our bodies. Most people think that you have to be ten feet tall to rock the dipped hem, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. This is actually an ideal trend for girls that are a little on the vertically challenged side (I can totally say that because I am vertically challenged!). With a hemline that falls in just the right place, can actually elongate your legs. What’s more, is that for those of us who get a little lost in a full length maxi skirt, this is a great way to make the body look more proportional, all the while, playing up those gorgeous gams. If you are a the shorter side, and you’re out shopping, make sure to bring a pair of heels with you, to help you to complete the look.
For all of my tall girls, this is also a fantastic trend that you need to incorporate into your summer wardrobe repertoire. You just just have to make sure that you don’t end up looking like some awkward giraffe, so stick with a hem that falls just below your mid thigh. It’s the perfect day-to-night style if you’re willing to put a little effort in. Color block to
As for my curvier ladies, this look is great for you, trust me. If you’re not crazy about your legs, like me, the dipped hem shows just enough to be sexy, but not so much that you feel like you’re out there in the wind! Stay away from those clingy fabrics and instead, choose something light like chiffon, a fabric that hangs away from the body.
And for my slim ladies, there are a million and one ways to give yourself some shape, and when you’re rocking a dipped hem, try something with a floral print. It gives the illusion of curves which helps you to look a little less slim and boxy and helps you to look a lot more feminine. See! I told you everyone can wear it!